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Senior Games Programmer - Remote/Hybrid

Sumo Digital

Are you a programmer with a broad range of skills, with a passion for quality and teamwork, and are looking for a new opportunity to work for a friendly, respectful and exciting studio? Auroch Digital is looking for programmers to help create multiple upcoming game projects in several genres. The successful candidate will be working on high-profile projects to create imaginative and engaging games across PC and console platforms.

Auroch are part of the Sumo Group of companies, originally established in 2010 and with an extensive catalogue, including Mars Horizon and Dark Future: Blood Red States. We have an exciting stable of licensed and independent IP games in development including our upcoming beer brewing hobby game Brewmaster. Our diverse, friendly, and enthusiastic team are based in the centre of Bristol, but we are open to remote working for the right candidate. We have a company ethos that strongly values work-life balance and supporting our people to grow. We want our people to have a positive influence on other team members and a passion to support others.

The Role @ Auroch Digital:

You will be working in a supportive multi-disciplinary team with experienced and junior members alike, writing clear and effective code, planning and researching features to bring our games to reality with a high level of quality.


    • Bring your experience into the process of planning code architecture, working with programmers and production staff to set tasks for the code team
    • Work with programmers and members of other disciplines to plan, research and implement game features
    • Identify and fix problems in areas of existing codebases
    • Support team members of all disciplines through documentation and tools
    • Write clean, coherent code and participate in code reviews and knowledge sharing with other programmers


    • Significant experience programming games for commercial release using engines like UE4 or Unity, writing code in C++ or C#
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a professional attitude to games development
    • Excellent debugging skills with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work with production staff and other programmers to set task requirements and time estimates
    • Ability to help raise the standard of work of other programmers on your team through feedback and support


    • Several shipped commercial games as a programmer
    • Experience developing for console platforms
    • Experience leading a team of programmers
    • Experience writing code for Strategy or Management genre games
    • Experience building or working with automation in the development pipeline
Work benefits:
· We don’t agree with using crunch (here's our take on it)
· We won’t get in the way of you working on your own indie dev projects in your own time
· Remote, office based or hybrid are all totally fine working options
· 27 days holiday total (including your Birthday off!) which increases for long term service
· The option to take three months unpaid sabbatical leave after three years of service
· Competitive salary
· Bonus scheme
· Flexible working
· Pensions contribution
· Dental cover
· Life insurance
· Income protection
· A pot of money to spend in Uchoose on extra benefits like health insurance, adding family members etc.
· Ongoing support for training and career development, including 5 learning days a year, 1 of which can be used for volunteering 
Application Information:
Your application should include a short covering letter explaining a little about your previous experience and why you think you would be a good fit for the role, and a current CV with relevant work history. Though not required, if you have a portfolio or examples of previous work please also include them with your application.
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Location: Auroch Digital, Bristol
Date found: 2022-11-06

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