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Caution: Monkeys at Work

SockMonkey’s team has people who have worked all over the world on huge projects such as NBA Jam, Mega Man and Worms. We’ve only been around for 7 years and yet we’ve already worked on amazing projects for companies such as SEGA, Team17, Double11, Playstack, Hello Games and more.

We like the whole team to get involved in every project and have an open structure when it comes to ideas and development. Everyone can get involved to help make the games we work on better.

If you don’t see an exact match for you in the positions below, feel free to send through a speculative application.

 

Benefits of SockMonkey

Here’s just some of the benefits we offer for our staff to enjoy, with more being introduced throughout 2020.

access_time     Flexible Working Hours     access_time

attach_money    Nest Pension Scheme     attach_money

local_pizza     Team Building Events    local_pizza

sentiment_very_satisfied     Staff Growth Plans     sentiment_very_satisfied

local_cafe   Free Drinks & Refreshments   local_cafe

pets   Office Pug   pets

 

Check out all available roles at our Teesside HQ

Senior Programmer

SockMonkey are looking for a SENIOR PROGRAMMER to help out on some exciting new projects. You'll be part of our Teesside studio based in our Boho Zone offices in Middlesbrough.

The ideal candidates are passionate about programming and are great communicators, whilst looking have a significant impact on an exciting growing company in the North East of England.



REQUIREMENTS
- 7+ years of games programming
- Shipped numerous high end Console/PC titles
- Familiar with source control
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to estimate work complexity and time

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
- Programming for consoles including an understand of the certification process
- Experience with multiplatform development
- Experience of working with Unity or Unreal
- Experience of tools development
- Experience leading teams of 10+ programmers

SALARY
Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

APPLY
To apply send a CV and portfolio link HERE

Programmers

SockMonkey are looking for experienced PROGRAMMERS to work on all sorts of great projects and IPs. You'll be part of our Teesside studio based in our Boho Zone offices in Middlesbrough.

Working in small teams and reporting to the Lead Programmer, responsibilities include programming game systems, solving technical problems and debugging.

The ideal candidates are passionate about programming and games, whilst looking to join an exciting growing company in the North East of England.


REQUIREMENTS
- 2+ years of games programming
- Familiar with source control
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to estimate work complexity and time
- Released numerous titles on mobile or console
- A clear understanding of game development working practices and challenges
- Strong maths skills

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
- Programming for consoles including an understand of the certification process
- Experience with mobile SDKs
- Experience with multiplatform development
- Experience of working with Unity or Unreal
- Experience of tools development

SALARY
Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

All applications must include examples of personal or previous work projects.

APPLY
To apply send a CV and portfolio link HERE

Games Artist

SockMonkey are looking for people to join us to help out on some majorly exciting projects. You'll be part of our Teesside studio based in our Boho Zone offices in Middlesbrough.

We're looking for a GAMES ARTIST to work on all sorts of great projects and IPs. Working in small teams and reporting to the Lead Artist, responsibilities include creating new artworks, editing existing models/textures and more.

The ideal candidates are passionate about world building in games, whilst looking to make a significant impact at a growing studio.



REQUIREMENTS
- 2+ years experience or at least 1 shipped title
- Excellent 2D or 3D portfolio
- Experience with 3D engine
- Experience working with gaming engines (Unity/Unreal)
- Experience working in to studio development pipeline requirements
- Experience working with varied art styles
- Strong research skills

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
- UI Experience
- Technical art experience

SALARY
Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

All applications must include examples of professional or person projects.

APPLY
To apply send a CV and portfolio link HERE

Producer

We're looking for an experienced PRODUCERto work on our own IPs. Working with management and our development teams, responsibilities include implementing optimal production methods, processes and tools to keep all products on track and to budget, as well as providing regular feedback on the games we make.

The ideal candidates are passionate about games and people, whilst looking to continue their professional development by having a significant impact on our growing North East studio.



REQUIREMENTS
- 3+ years of a similar production roles in a game dev environment
- Knowledge of games industry and production processes and tools
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Comfortable working with others in a creative environment
- Strong analytical, interpersonal and decision making skills
- Ability to manage competing priorities
- Can-do positive attitude

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
- Familiar with console releases
- Experience dealing directly with publishers / clients
- Experience working with external development teams and contractors
- Scrum / Agile training

SALARY
Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

APPLY
To apply send a CV and cover letter HERE