We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we’ve built and contributed to some of the world’s best-loved game franchises.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
Sumo Sheffield is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to BAME, LGBQT+, women, people with physical disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health issues, and parents or carers.
Are you looking for the next step in your career and fancy working on a huge project in a well established and successful studio? As an Executive Producer you will have responsibility for the delivery of projects to time and on budget, and within quality expectation of clients.
In your new role you will:
Manage the schedules of multiple departments within the game team, to ensure that milestones are agreed, detailed and delivered as expected
Create milestone content and realistic production schedules in coordination with team leads and management.
Manage the project budget - identifying resource requirements and expectations, tracking actual project spend versus planned spend and continuously updating projections.
Managing change – ensuring project scope is adhered to, controlling feature creep, ensuring project is delivered in accordance with expectations, and project budget changes if necessary.
Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, budget and design goals.
Continuously assess risk and keep scope of the project in line with budget and schedule.
Managing day to day communication of matters regarding schedule, budget, change and risk with the client and Development Director and making recommendations accordingly
Manage communication of project progress to the Development Director internal senior management team.
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.
Follow Sumo Digital’s project development standards and guidelines
To be successful you will:
Have shipped at least 2 games in a production management role, seeing through the full lifecycles
Be highly responsible, self-directed, detail oriented problem solver with a desire to contribute to a creative environment.
Communicate effectively within a large group/multiple project environment
Have worked within a AAA game environment in production management roles
Can demonstrate exceptional knowledge of production methodologies, tools and best practice
Have outstanding organization, communication and exceptional management skills/leadership.
Keep abreast of current trends in the marketplace especially with regard to similar and/or competitive product.
We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays and flexible working hours. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.
We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.