Graphics Programmer

About Sumo Nottingham
Since 2016, Sumo Nottingham has been known for crafting inclusive, innovative action and racing titles for console and PC. Bringing together industry veterans with the best new talent in the industry, the studio delivered Team Sonic Racing in 2019 and is now working on a diverse and exciting mix of new projects – including the upcoming The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
The studio’s vision is to create AAA games with innovation, character and accessibility at their very core – strengths that have seen them named as one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ in the Best Companies regional table for the East Midlands.

Graphics Programmer at Sumo Digital, Nottingham.

We are looking for an Unreal Engine Graphics Programmer where you will be responsible for the delivery and integration of robust graphical features and associated engine and pipeline functionality, in collaboration with our multi-disciplined development teams, working on a wide variety of projects and tasks, contributing to the development of high-quality performant graphic systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement well-engineered, reliable, scalable, and maintainable code across a wide variety of projects.
  • Follow best practices, development processes, documentation, and coding standards.
  • Devise innovative solutions to overcome platform constraints.
  • Investigate bugs or issues in the graphics system when encountered.
  • Mentor less experienced coders in your area of expertise, sharing knowledge and best practices.
  • Assist in planning your work.
  • Key Requirements:

  • Experience working on multiple titles.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of graphics systems/processes.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong C/C++ programming skills.
  • Strong knowledge of a modern graphics API e.g. DX12 or Vulkan.
  • Strong working knowledge of shader languages.
  • Strong 3d math and problem solving skills.
  • Broad knowledge of graphics pipeline, GPU architecture and graphics techniques.
  • Knowledge of profiling tools (e.g. PIX, VTune, Render Doc etc).
  • A passion for graphics, games and games technology.
  • What’s in it for you?

    Sumo also offers a highly personable benefits package which has something for everyone, no matter where you are in your career. 

    Financial: Annual bonus, flexible benefits allowance, salary sacrifice pension, benefits hub, payroll giving, an employee referral scheme (up to £3,000), financial/home buying consultations, workplace ISA and other schemes for tech loans, car loan and bicycles.  

    Work-life Balance: Flexible working, 21 free choice days holiday (increasing to 22 with service), bank holidays, birthday day off, a duvet day (increasing to 4 with service), Christmas shutdown (Christmas Eve to New Year) and options to buy or sell up to a week of annual leave*.

    Health and Wellbeing: Dental insurance, income protection, life assurance, BUPA private healthcare*, leading EAP programs (remote GP, mental health, physio, nutrition, lifestyle coaching and medical second opinions, critical illness cover*, health cash plan*, gym (paid membership) and funded flu vaccines/eye tests.

    Personal Development: Structured My Development pathway, regular appraisals, annual salary reviews, access to Udemy learning platform, 5+ learning days per annum (1 can be used as a volunteer day), award-winning L&D team and yearly attendance to the Sumo Developers Conference (link to video).

    Extra Perks: A variety of in-studio perks, regular care packages, studio days out (family welcome), studio-led social activities (game jams, yoga, quizzes, life drawing and more), sabbaticals (at 10 years service) and annual gaming subscription.

    *Opt-in benefits (part of our flexible benefits options).

    Inclusion and Belonging at Sumo Digital:

    We are dedicated to growing a sustainable business that provides security to our people while delivering a first-class experience to our partners and players.

    As a people business, the success of our people is the success of our company. We prioritise taking care of them with a focus on supporting them, nurturing their talent and providing a healthy, friendly, enriching, creative and safe environment in which to work.

    Sumo's employee diversity group, PRISM, exists to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, equality & wellbeing across the company and plays a key role in Sumo's ongoing goal of fostering environments where all employees feel safe, welcome & represented.

    Our charitable and community initiatives provide support for meaningful causes that matter to our employees, clients and partners.

    We continue to work to improve diversity in our recruitment and promotion processes, and to actively encourage people from marginalised groups to consider a career in the games industry.

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