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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

Marketing & Community Manager

SockMonkey are looking for a MARKETING & COMMUNITY MANAGER to help grow the studio into something really special. You'll be part of our Teesside studio based in our Boho Zone offices in Middlesbrough.

Working with our Development teams and reporting to the Management Team, you'll be the link between the studio and the players, while helping to create and build a new audience for the studio via PR, Marketing, Social Media and Events.


REQUIREMENTS
- 2+ years of a similar role in the games industry
- Strong social media understanding and presence
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to create new marketing initiatives and be the driving force behind them
- Ability to create, implement and maintain positive social media & PR growth strategies
- Experience working with clients, developers/publishers and the public
- Comfortable working with others in a creative environment
- Deep understanding of entertainment culture
- Must be willing to assist with planning and attendance at exhibitions and events worldwide as an ambassador for SockMonkey
- Must be confident, outgoing and approachable
- Must be a creative thinker
- A pro-active approach to work and a good sense of humour is a must in this fast-paced industry

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
- Some knowledge of Photoshop/Affinity
- Some knowledge of WordPress website management

SALARY
Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

APPLY
To apply send a CV and link to some of your previous work HERE

QA Tester

SockMonkey are looking for a QA TESTER 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 games and great communicators, whilst looking to continue their professional development by having a significant impact on our growing North East studio.


ROLE
- Work in a Agile environment to help deliver quality builds and bug reports
- Evalute testing environment and testing schedules
- Report on design flaws, technical issues and project status
- Identify and isolate errors, bugs and potential risks with pre-release software
- Report and track issues (Creating detailed descriptions of issues and accurate reproduction steps)
- Work with Production, Designers, Programmers and Artists to improve the overall gameplay experience by suggesting improvements and changes

REQUIREMENTS
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills backed up with a positive and proactive mindset
- Excellent teamwork ethics
- Ability to balance workload and task management
- Comfortable working with others in a creative environment
- Willingness to develop skills and knowledge of game development
- A passion for games

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
- 2 years experience of a similar QA Tester role
- Previous experience dealing with clients / external QA teams
- Knowledge of bug databases (Jira, Mantis)
- General knowledge of game development practices

SALARY
Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

APPLY
To apply send a CV and cover letter HERE

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

Programmer

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

Junior Programmer

SockMonkey are looking for experienced JUNIOR 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 for a break into the gaming industry.

REQUIREMENTS
- BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field (2:1 and above)

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
- Excellent programming skills in C# and / or C++ with a deep understanding of coding best practices
- Ability to use Unity or Unreal
- A strong passion for games programming
- Excellent oral and written skills

SALARY
Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

All applications must include examples of personal or academic 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

Junior 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 JUNIOR 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 for a break into the gaming industry.



REQUIREMENTS
- BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field (2:1 and above)
- Excellent 2D or 3D portfolio
- Experience with 3D engine

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
- Experience working with gaming engines (Unity/Unreal)
- Knowledge of technical art is a plus

SALARY
Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

All applications must include examples of personal or academic projects.

APPLY
To apply send a CV and portfolio link HERE

Animator

SockMonkey are looking for an ANIMATOR 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 Artist, responsibilities include rigging, skinning and animating models for our titles.

The ideal candidates are passionate about animation and games, whilst looking to make a significant impact at a growing studio.



REQUIREMENTS
- Excellent portfolio
- Experience with 3D engine
- Experience working with varied motion styles
- Strong body mechanics and acting skills

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
- 2+ years experience or at least 1 shipped title
- Experience working with gaming engines (Unity/Unreal)

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