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.
Sumo Digital is continuing to grow and as such now have a brand new role available. We are looking for a Project Office Manager who will be responsible for supporting the PMO in providing visibility of Project Status across Sumo Digital, evangelising PM processes and best practice and additional PMO administration and support duties.
In your new role you will responsible for:
Working within and supporting the PMO whose main aim is to improve Sumo Digital’s project management capability and competitive advantage
Validating the Sumo Digital Development Process including project tracking, stage gate reviews and non conformance reporting
Support the development of the Project Management Process and make recommendations for improvements
Management, administration, customisation and development of Sumo’s project management tools and systems
Project Post Mortems – arranging and running project post mortems
Support skills development and training
Help improve communications between teams and across studios
Create and update ‘How to’ documentation
Take ownership of standardised documentation templates
Support PMO Oversight & Communication Plan
Support PMO Training needs and recommendations
Reviewing and improvement of Sumo’s Change Management process
Recruitment – assist Studios with Project Management hires where needed
To be successful you will have:
Experience in running major technology projects
Extensive knowledge of a wide range of production methodologies, and when best to deploy them
Expert knowledge of project management software (e.g. Microsoft ADO, JIRA)
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 tools (e.g. Excel, Project, PowerBI)
The ability to introduce new working practices into teams successfully
Be able to work with Development teams to audit progress in such a manner that does not appear intrusive but helpful
The ability to self-organise and build an agenda without constant supervision
A highly effective operational management approach, ensuring activities are tracked, actions taken and followed through to completion
A solid background in Project Management Methodologies in a software / technology
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.