Producer/Senior Producer - Sumo Digital

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Company Description

Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers.


Since our inception in 2003, we've had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Codemasters, Sony, EA, BBC, Konami, Disney and many more.


We are responsible for a string of recent successes including Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, Nike + Kinect Training and LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller and have several other unannounced but extraordinarily exciting AAA games in production.


Job Description

The Role:

Sumo Digital are looking for an exceptionally talented and highly experienced Producer/Senior Producer to join our Sheffield studio. This is an extraordinary opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting, undisclosed AAA videogames currently being developed in the UK. We are developing next-gen console games for blue-chip clients, and want to talk to candidates of the highest calibre with an impressive track record of making AAA games happen.


Reporting to the Development Director, the Producer/Senior Producer employs strategic relations with both internal and external contacts in ensuring the creation of video games are delivered timely and on budget, and within quality expectation of clients.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage the schedules of multiple departments within a game team, from pre-production to final product release, to meet defined budgets, schedules and quality benchmarks.
  • Key leader/contributor to the development team
  • Create milestone content and realistic production schedules in coordination with team leads and management.
  • Continuously assess risk and keep scope of the project in line with budget and schedule.
  • Maintain close communication with team leads and provide team members with material and technical support as needed.
  • Ensure that each member of the team is working from a tracked schedule and has a strong sense of ownership, responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of their contribution.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, budget and design goals.
  • Keep abreast of current trends in the marketplace especially with regard to similar and/or competitive product.
  • Foster positive working relationships, teamwork and communication within the development teams.
  • Client (publisher) management
  • Perform employee performance management and counseling



Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive experience and an impressive track record of delivering AAA console games.
  • Highly responsible, self-directed, detail oriented problem solver with a desire to contribute to a creative environment.
  • Outstanding organization, communication and exceptional management skills/leadership.
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Exceptional project management practices and software including Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word.
  • Work well/respond to pressure
  • Communicate effectively within a large group/multiple project environment
  • Think critically, and apply analytical skills in resolving complex issues
  • Quickly master proprietary tools and development processes
  • To take direction and criticism
  • Meet deadlines designated for team projects
  • Professionalism and the ability to function well within a team

Additional Information

Sumo Digital is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, colour, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibitied by law. All information submitted will be kept confidential.