May 25-2020
Sumo Video Games Pvt. Ltd.

Established in 2007, Sumo Video Games is one of India’s leading video game developers. Located in Pune, we work hand in hand with Sumo Digital’s UK studios to build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Sumo, winners of the Develop:Star Awards 2019 Best Studio; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

Company Link:For more insights, you may please visit our website – http://www.sumo-digital.com/

Job Location: Pune

SENIOR UI ARTIST (Experience – 5+ Years)

Within this role you will:
  • Work with the lead artist to develop, explore and style the games user interface and develop icons, buttons, frames and panels etc.
  • Create user interface concepts and motion graphics to demonstrate transitions and interactions as well as execute them within the game engine.
  • Explore and assemble visual material to define and improve the visual style of the game.
  • Solve problems effectively and creatively with an ability to scale quality when time or deadlines require it.
  • Collaborate closely with UX designer to iterate and consider the gameplay implications of the design and the overall player experience.
  • Detach yourself from personal tastes to approach and problem solve from the players perspective.
  • Always thinking about how we can be better.
We need you to have:
  • Diverse UI style portfolio from casual friendly games through to mature titles. (Experience in the Adobe graphics suite essential)
  • Great illustration skills to develop the UI from freehand sketch to accurate vectors.
  • Clear consideration of color theory, shape, scale, form, silhouette.
  • Basic understanding of 3D packages and using them as part of a concept workflow.
  • Can do attitude with confidence in your ability to work to a design spec / brief whilst able to use your own intuition to fill in the gaps.
  • Fastidious attention to detail in order to push the visual and technical barriers further.
  • Knowledge of game engine UI systems such as UGUI as bonus.
  • An open approach to collaboration and feedback from others.
  • Excellent communication skills never afraid to ask questions.

SENIOR ENVIRONMENT ARTIST (Experience – 4+ years)

Sumo Video Games Pune, India is looking for passionate environment artists who aspire to create realistic & stylized game Environment alongside the Sumo UK Studios and help bring life to game world of some of the world class AAA projects on major consoles. The ideal candidate should have a striking portfolio demonstrating an exceptional eye for detail, creative flair, up to date knowledge and experience with hi-res sculpting to game mesh workflow, PBR pipeline, and current game editor experience such as Unreal. They should be eager to learn and develop their skills alongside some of the best environment artists in India and the UK, to deliver high quality artwork.

Within this role you will:
  • Working along with the lead artist, the candidate will be working on a current project in production and will form part of the highly skilled art team (Environment/ Props/Vehicles).
  • Create high quality realistic and stylized Next Gen game art buildings, props and landscapes.
  • Sculpt and model high and low polygon assets and texture them through the PBR pipeline
  • Ensure assets created follow the given art direction, and are within the agreed production deadlines and conform to the required technical specifications
  • Collaborate and communicate daily and weekly with project teams in the UK
We will need you to have:
  • Proficiency in 3D packages such as Max, Maya and Zbrush.
  • Excellency in photoshop skills and ability to create stylized hand painted textures.
  • Thorough knowledge of PBR workflow and procedural software’s such as substance painter/designer and Quixel DDO.
  • Work experience of game engines such as Unreal and Unity.
  • A portfolio demonstrating breath-taking prop/environment modeling and texturing techniques, both high and low poly.
  • Should have at least 4 years of experience creating art for console games.
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate internally in teams and externally to UK project teams.

SENIOR CONCEPT ARTIST (Experience – 5+ Years)

Within this role you will:
  • This position is purely hands-on creation of concept pieces to drive the direction of a project and help communicate the Project Art Director’s stylistic vision throughout the team.
  • Responsible for creating new ideas whilst maintaining the artistic vision of the Project Art Director.
  • Maintaining quality and consistency with the other members of the concept team.
We need you to have:
  • Able to work in multiple artistic styles.
  • High levels of aesthetic ability, judgement and eye for detail.
  • Excellent composition, lighting and color theory skills and appreciation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Self-initiating, confident approach to their work;
  • Keen understanding of cultural influences beyond games; movies, books, TV, comics etc.
  • Ideas generation and iteration.
  • High quality illustrative pieces.
  • Demonstrable talent across all concept disciplines, figurative, environment and object work.
We’d also ideally like you to have (although it’s not a deal breaker):
  • Shipped at least one AAA title.
  • 3D modelling and rendering.
  • Experience working in film, TV, publishing

SENIOR LIGHTING ARTIST (EXPERIENCE – 5+ Years)

We are expanding our core team and looking out for experienced Lighting Artists to join our highly skilled team in Sumo Pune. In this role you will be responsible to design and implement lighting for environments across our wide gamut of high-end AAA games.

We need you to have:
  • Excellent knowledge of lighting and color theory
  • Strong abilities in real time rendering and post FX
  • Experience in designing and implementing level lighting and post FX in real-time engines
  • Good knowledge of physical shaders and their interaction with lighting and post FX
  • Minimum 3 years of production experience working on AAA games or film
  • Experience in Unreal 4 would be an advantage

GAME PROGRAMMER (C++) (Experience – 2 to 5 years)

We are looking for experienced Game Programmers to join the Sumo Video Games team to contribute to the development of existing console and Windows based projects. Talented programmers will always find a home here at Sumo, no matter what your specialism is. We have opportunities to play a key part in our development in our programming team in Pune. Working alongside, including codeveloping, our UK studios and development teams to build multi-genre AAA games across a variety of platforms.

As a Game Programmer you will:
  • Coordinate with project managers and other leads to define and complete programming tasks.
  • Writing and being accountable for high quality source code.
  • Working with designers to implement gameplay and user interface elements to the designers’ specifications.
  • Liaising with Quality Assurance to fix bugs.
  • Ensuring the game is compliant with manufacturer’s guidelines for all the relevant platforms.
  • Maintaining stability of the development environment for the entire development team.
We need you to have:
  • Proficiency in C/C++, with proven commercial experience
  • Practical experience with 3D programming and mathematics
  • Working experience in game production
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have worked on at least one released game and/or experience with at least one current generation engine (UE4, CryEngine, Source, Unity etc.)
  • Experience of source control systems
It would be great if you also have:
  • 2-5 years’ experience in the games industry.
  • Contributing to shipped titles on console games.
  • C#, JavaScript or Python programming.
  • Graphics systems (3D graphics, animation, camera control, lighting, materials and shaders).
  • Experience of working to manufacturers’ guidelines for the relevant platforms.
  • Knowledge of the requirements placed on gameplay code by a multiplayer networked game.
  • Networking experience (TCP/IP, UDP, both client-server and peer-to-peer).
  • Memory management experience.
  • Ability to co-ordinate work for a small team of programmers.
  • Produce milestone and platform submission builds.

PRODUCER (Experience – 4+ years)

As an Associate Producer you will be accountable for facilitating the production of all our projects based out of our studio in Pune, India.

You will be responsible for:
  • Running the production floor according to the guidelines set by the Production Manager
  • Teaming up with IT and administration to ensure that all members of the development team have the resources needed to succeed and meet milestones
  • Managing and ensuring professionalism, performance and communication throughout the team
  • Staying abreast of issues on the floor and elevates information appropriately to Production Manager
  • Managing and ensuring professionalism, performance and communication throughout the team
  • Taking update plans and trackers and tracking of tasks
  • Attending production meetings and provide departmental updates
  • Maintaining a regular and constant dialogue with the team to stay abreast of their concerns, challenges etc.
We look for Skills, Experience & Qualification:
  • At least 4 years of commercial experience in production within the Gaming, Animation or VFX industry.
  • Candidates with lateral experience in Gaming from Design, Programming, Art etc., interested in transitioning to a Producer’s role can also apply.
  • You will excel at planning and execution, be able to work under pressure and achieve results under tight deadlines
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills with a flexibility to adjust to shift schedules and requirements
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • A team-centric approach

All applications should be sent to rsarangi@sumo-digital.com or sumo-recruitment-pune@sumo-digital.com