Sugar is growing - we want you!

Posted on June 13, 2015

UPDATE: The application deadline has now passed and we will not be able to consider any further applications at this point.  

We have a number of new posts to fill at Sugar and are currently looking for front end web developers, graphic designers, games developers, illustrators and animators.

Whether you’re a recent graduate, or have tons of experience, we have a number of vacancies to fill and would love to hear from you.

We’ll need a CV (designers, you know what we are looking for), covering letter and links to work you’ve done.

– At this stage we will not be accepting applications through recruitment agencies.

– If you have also applied (are going to apply) for an internship you are welcome to apply for the posts below. This will not adversely affect your chances either way. So.. apply!

Front End Web Developers

We’re keen to hear from applicants who are from a digital background and who have either worked in a creative agency or a software development house.

The talented Developer will be able to show us a strong portfolio of work which clearly portrays your individuality, technical knowledge and coding skills – you should be able to clearly demonstrate strong capability in all aspects of Front End Development; from HTML(5), CSS, jQuery and JavaScript. You’ll also have a working knowledge of build stacks, including Node.js, Grunt, SASS and their relevant frameworks. Knowledge of CMS packages such as WordPress, Concrete5 and Expression Engine will also be an advantage.You will be comfortable building and maintaining ‘brochure’ sites through to responsive Magento driven E-commerce sites.

Whilst your technical skills are of the utmost importance in this position – genuine enthusiasm is also key. We work with cutting edge technologies, so we hope to hear from applicants who enjoy researching the area, proactively furthering their skills and sharing and debating new ideas.

We’re looking for someone who works well with people – you’ll be responsible for continually improving our processes, so you’ll need to be well versed in communicating complex, technical matters, in a clear manner.

You will have worked in a similar environment preferably with 3+ years experience.

Candidates with a range of skills both within Front End Development and other areas (Augmented Reality etc) will gain a clear advantage!

Junior Graphic Designers/Illustrators

We’re on the lookout for Junior designers who can offer something different to our creative team and hit the ground running in our busy studio.  It goes without saying that the person we are looking for needs to live and breathe the world of design, and that they have advanced skills in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

We're after a little bit more; we need a special someone, someone who isn’t afraid to voice their opinions and add to the studio banter and who is a master at juggling between an array of different duties. You could be developing brands one minute, preparing artwork for print the next, followed by creating web visuals. We need a perfectionist in the making who can work seamlessly across both print and digital. Everyday will be different.

We would expect a very highest level of care to be taken over the finer details in order to retain the high quality of work the agency has become renowned for.

Experience in Creative Suite is a must and a strong portfolio is essential to really show us what you can do is paramount.

DO NOT send a Word doc CV or anything resembling one, be creative!

Experienced & graduate games developers (Unity/Unreal)

We have several positions to fill requiring a range of skills. So whether you are a seasoned developer with significant experience in industry standard development platforms (Unity preferred), or a fresh faced graduate who has a passion for building games and wants their first big challenge. We want to hear from you all!

Experienced developers should have some or all of the following:

  • Extensive software development experience

  • Proven software development using C#

  • Experience shipping at least one mobile game on Unity

  • Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Passion for software development and OO design

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Tasty bonus skills:

  • Understanding of back-end and databases

  • Professional experience with Android or iOS development

  • Experience with C++ or Actionscript

We are looking for a developer and a creative genius in equal measure, who loves new programming challenges, and strive to deliver great products and technology.

Graduate developers should have some or all of the following:

  • Unity (4/​5) skills

  • C# scripting skills

  • Degree in Games Development or related subjects

This opportunity would ideally suit a recent Games graduate with excellent Unity and C# skills and are looking for their 'foot in the door' into the gaming industry and want to find a Game Studio that can enhance, develop and improve their technical and commercial abilities!

Therefore, if you are a junior Unity Developer with little commercial experience OR a recent University graduate with excellent Unity and C# skills then send in your CV today along with a link to some work examples for review!

2D/3D Illustrators, Animators & Games Artists

We have several positions to fill with experienced and graduate illustrators, animators & games artists.

Illustrators, experienced and graduate candidates, should show a passion for games and the ability to work in different styles.

We are also looking for technical animators/games artists who either have a proven track record or qualifications to prove your worth. (a 1st class /2:1 degree in Digital Animation, Computer & Video Games or Computer Animation).

The work is diverse and covers everything from creating a new game component based on a brief to finalising and preparing the assets for the game engine. The role will require you to work closely with the other game artists as well as the product managers and development teams.

The role will involve more than just illustration, but an engagement with the whole process of the game design from inception to production.

Key skills for illustrators should include:

  • Excellent drawing skills.

  • All round excellence in digital illustration.

  • Have a versatile profile, mastering Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • An ability to generate quick concepts and realise ideas.

  • Have a very creative imaginative mindset.

  • Have an excellent up to date online portfolio.

  • Great concept skills with a good eye for composition and colour.

  • Have self initiated projects available to see!

  • Be able to adhere to and follow existing styles and brand guidelines.

  • Be able to take direction and critique and work in a team.

Key skills for animators/game artists should include:

  • A strong background in Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator.

  • Experience with social / mobile gaming.

  • A strong passion for game design and UI / UX compositions.

  • A proven track record of creating appealing characters and environments

  • Great concept art skills with a good eye for composition and colour

  • Experience with in game art optimization, image compression, sprite sheet creation and preparation for mobile.

  • Additional skills such as illustration, animation, 3D modeling, etc. will also be appreciated.

...none of the above?

If you don’t feel you fall into any of the categories above but feel you have something unique to offer the team, get in touch! We would love to hear from you too.

Applying for a position

We’ll need a CV, covering letter and links to work you’ve done. jobs@sugarcs.com

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