Senior UI Programmer (Remote)

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Posted 20 October 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NamePaul Walker

Job description

Aardvark Swift is supporting Sumo Digital’s Newcastle studio in their search for a Senior UI Programmer. The studio builds ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sumo Newcastle joined the Sumo Digital family in January of 2018.

As a former CCP Games studio, they have a solid history of cutting-edge development, and now with Sumo, a spectacular future of ‘AAA’ game development for some of the biggest and best publishers in the world.

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced programmer with an interest in developing in-game and frontend UI for AAA games projects?

Your responsibilities will include...
You will work with UI designers and artists to implement, iterate and polish UI features, helping the UI designers to understand the engineering implications of their designs.  In addition to working within their existing UI framework, you will be expected to create and extend UI tools and systems as appropriate for the task in hand.  You will assist project managers with estimation and task scheduling. 

The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...
  • Strong C++ programming skills
  • Previous experience developing in-game UI and/or frontend features
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Worked on at least one released game
  • The ability to work effectively in a team
  • The ability to estimate and manage own work
  • Experience of source control systems
  • A passion for making games
Bonus points if you have...
  • Contributed to UI features in shipped titles on recent games consoles
  • Experience working to manufacturers guidelines for different platforms
  • Worked with UMG in Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience developing custom UI solutions
Perks & Benefits...
They offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. They care about their people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out of office events such as their legendary annual Sumo ‘Big Day Out’, plus epic Christmas parties and much more! Regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - winning concepts can go on to commercial release, so far including Snake Pass and Spyder for Apple Arcade.

Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying over fifteen years of stability and growth. They have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.

They are proud to be in the North-East of England, in new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities in Riga. Newcastle was voted the number one place that travellers should visit in 2018 by Rough Guide and has everything that a major European city has to offer; culture, heritage, lively bars and fantastic retail. It is an exciting cosmopolitan city while also boasting plenty of beautiful outdoor space including several beaches less than an hour’s drive away.