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Experienced Senior Designer

Company: Sumo Digital    Location: Nottingham

We are looking for an experienced senior game designer to join the Sumo Nottingham design team to help us with exciting new projects.



  • Ensure design and implementation support the core design goals for the project.
  • Work with the team to design and clearly communicate game features.
  • Own features during implementation to ensure they deliver the intended player experience.
  • Mentor and manage designers delivering game features.
  • Communicate game design to external clients and ensure feedback is incorporated as appropriate.
  • Identify and implement improvements to the design process
  • Participate in the recruitment process to help build a great design team.
Skills Experience and Qualifications

Required Skills & Experience

  • Five or more years´ experience working as a designer, including at least one shipped AAA title.
  • Extensive experience designing game systems and content.
  • Experience managing one or more designers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Optional Skills & Experience

  • Experience tuning game systems in response to feedback
  • Experience developing titles in Unreal Engine 4.
What We Offer

We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday 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 Nottingham, just ten minutes’ walk from Nottingham train station and with good access to the north and the south via the M1. Nottingham itself benefits from a wealth of attractions, including a diverse range of bars and restaurants, several art galleries and a wide variety of cultural events.

Highlights include the Theatre Royal, the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, the National Video Game Arcade and the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. The annual GameCity festival takes place throughout Nottingham city centre, celebrating the culture, innovation and creativity of video games and their development.

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For a confidential chat about this role please call our Recruitment Team on +44 (0)114 2426766.