Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations worldwide, are bound by a shared mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are vital in creating worlds where players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting-edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.
Ubisoft Toronto is one of the most significant development studios within Ubisoft, employing talented developers worldwide. We create worlds and tell stories that grip you, inspire you and challenge you. Since opening in 2010, we have shipped innovative game projects on Ubisoft’s most prominent brands: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
We recently launched Far Cry 6, the most ambitious Far Cry game to date, featuring the talented Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo. Our studio has also led the development of the newest game in the Watch Dogs franchise – Watch Dogs: Legion (2020), a stand out for its tech and design work, play as anyone gameplay in an open world, and rich and detailed rendition of a future London. Starlink: Battle for Atlas (2018) was Ubisoft Toronto’s first new IP, which seamlessly blended physical and digital gameplay. Splinter Cell Blacklist was the first title released by Ubisoft Toronto in 2013. We have an exciting roadmap of projects for the future and can’t wait to share more details.
Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling industry-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft Toronto, we constantly strive to get better, be better and do better – embracing innovative ideas, exploring new technologies, and working together courageously and collaboratively.
On being an Associate Game Director at Ubisoft Toronto
As the Associate Game Director, you will support the Game Director as you ensure that the game systems properly convey the creative vision and that the vision remains an integral part of the target player experience. You will assist the Game Director in reaching the strategic design objectives set out for a project by guiding conceptual application in the game. You will also support the director in overseeing the quality, variety and balance of the design systems and overall experience.
What you’ll do:
Work with the game director to ensure that the game design meets the vision that was set out;
In collaboration with the director, help define best design methods for the project and inform the design team;
Communicate quality and content expectations to the design team on a regular basis so that the systems take constraints onto account in order to ultimately create the optimum user experience for target players;
Coordinate first-level validations for the elements that are produced based on the game designer’s vision and/or follow up on and validate the data to guide the development of game systems and levels based on the game designer’s vision;
Translate the rational game design elements into elements that can be used by the level designer;
Support the level design director in translating and deploying the game design elements into operable elements for the level designer;
For multi-studio projects, harmonize design across all sites and help carry out tasks assigned to other design teams whenever applicable;
Carry out all other related tasks.
What it takes to make it:
College diploma (AEC) in video game design and production or equivalent;
At least 5 years’ experience as a game designer or any other relevant experience;
Experience in supervising a team of game designers an asset;
A highly collaborative, innovative, creative, and empathetic spirit;
Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility;
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, communication, interpersonal, presentation, and mentorship skills;
Ability to accept feedback and adapt to it.
What to send our way:
Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, skills, and any games shipped
A hybrid, flexible work model
Six weeks of vacation
An enhanced parental leave program
Comprehensive Total Rewards Package:
Extended medical insurance
(Optional) RRSP contribution
Bonus (If Applicable)
Life at Ubisoft
At Ubisoft Toronto, we look for people who are excited to create the future of games in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We believe that embracing our individuality helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.
When you’re a member of our team, your professional development is a priority. You’ll have opportunities to be challenged, learn and grow in your role. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within game development while working with Ubisoft’s most powerful technologies – from game engines to performance capture and more. Annual performance reviews and salary increases will help you further your career and grow with our studio. We also offer hybrid remote work options, six weeks of vacation for all employees, an enhanced parental leave program, a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development.
We celebrate the big and small moments together – with virtual events, get togethers, giveaways and more. In addition to our “right to disconnect” philosophy, the studio offers a variety of health and wellness initiatives including yoga, an on-site gym, flexible work hours, and other programs to create a better, sustainable work environment for our teams.
We encourage you to read our Code of Conduct prior to applying. It is our collective responsibility at Ubisoft Toronto to maintain a respectful and inclusive work environment, and be the best possible place to work and grow. Knowing and respecting our Code of Conduct’s principles and guidelines is key to achieving that goal. Join Us! At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our player community, is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team and embodies our core values – trust, integrity, excellence and care.
We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+. If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?
Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.
We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.