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Ubisoft is a leading developer and publisher of video games worldwide whose brand portfolio covers blockbusters such as Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, The Division, Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, Rayman, Just Dance as well as games for the whole family, from Imagine and Petz to Raving Rabbids. To continue building on its achievements for the future, Ubisoft is looking for new talent for its growing Indian studio in Pune!

We favour diversity, creativity, drive and team spirit. If you have got the skills and the desire to succeed, we want you to be a part of this exciting period of growth.

Job Description

Job Summary

Ubisoft Entertainment is seeking a highly organized project manager with outstanding communication abilities and proven experience in project management. The project manager will oversee the game from QC perspective to interface with development teams on QC initiatives while identifying and communicating QC needs. The ideal candidate shall have the ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical personnel. Strong game knowledge and product management experience in the game are required. The position will require the person to work closely with QC Teams from multiple studios and the development teams to ensure high level of collaboration on the assigned title.

Job Duties /Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Actively participate in the definition of the Roadmap and strategy for the Tech teams.

  • Take ownership of the action items defined in the Roadmap and collaborate closely with different stakeholders to ensure traction and establish good governance for progress.

  • Manage project lifecycles on development and maintenance projects, utilizing estimation methodologies and quality processes.

  • Identify and mitigate risks affecting ongoing projects to ensure smooth progress and timely delivery.

  • Perform project planning and scheduling, manage tasks, and coordinate project resources to meet objectives and timelines effectively.

  • Identify opportunities for enhancing the delivery team's performance and output.

  • Manage resource movements across projects and effectively allocate resources based on capacity.

  • Mentor project delivery team members, ensuring adoption of suitable project management techniques.

  • Establish strong relationships with internal and external teams, managing work-streams with competing priorities.

  • Compile documentation for reporting, including status reports, development progress, and ensure stakeholders have up-to-date reports, project milestones, and visibility to capacity.

  • Standardize and optimize processes with checklists, lessons learned, business cases, and documentation.

  • Plan and conduct training and mentoring sessions for team members.

  • Assist team members in clarifying their career goals and provide guidance on achieving them within the organization.

  • Evaluate team performance, provide feedback, and support continuous improvement to drive project success.

  • Identify relevant trainings for team members based on allocated projects and technical needs.

  • Manage and plan resource allocation of the production team for current and upcoming work.

  • Integrate new employees, promote team spirit, acknowledge achieved performance, and maintain high team engagement.

  • Stay updated on the latest technologies and trends.

Team Management

  • Create a fun and conducive environment for all the resources in the team to make sure they have maximum throughput.

  • Regularly conduct meetings with the leads to provide visibility on the project priorities, timeline, production feedback etc.

  • Regularly conduct team meetings to make sure the team provides overall project visibility.

  • Ensure high level of collaboration between the QC teams, define the best practices to be followed and create information sharing platforms where all involved teams can contribute.

  • Identify talents within the team and create roles where their areas of expertise can be better utilized within the teams.

  • Use Pulse Survey data to improve Team engagement.

Resource Management / Planning / Utilization

  • Ensure 100% utilization of the team i.e., every resource should be billed on the project, any resource billed under AVAILABILITY should be discussed in prior with the Program / Operation manager.

  • Handle downtime [less than 1 week] proactively by planning team development activities.

  • Proactively communicate any anticipated major down time [more than 1 week] to Program manager and coordinate accordingly to explore if any assistance / support is required on any other project / task.

Team Development

  • Identify Skills Gaps and plan for training & workshops on the topics required for managers in the team.

  • Create a team-based leadership development program.

  • Creating and driving a long-term plan for training and development for the project for your project

  • Developing SME's and setting up development training with the help of Prod partners

  • Setting up OKR's for direct reports, reviewing and providing feedback on the progress made by the team member on a quarterly basis.

  • Looking out for training and development opportunities from other projects, departments, test studios which could be beneficial for the team and project.

  • Instill a culture of excellence within your team and encourage them to improve on a daily basis. Promote your team success internally and promote a pride feeling within the team.

  • Create a culture of continuous improvement.

Operational Activity

  • Ensure the team is operationally efficient while working from office as well as home.

  • Ensuring team has required infra, space in office to execute responsibilities efficiently.

Core Competencies

  • Proven Leadership

  • Being Strategic

  • Organizational Skills

  • Strong Problem-Solving Skills

  • Team Building

  • People management

  • Training & Development

  • Managing Performance

  • Managing Project Collaboration & Communication

  • Stakeholder management

Technical Competencies

  • Project Management

  • Project Planning & Execution

  • Data Savvy and Analytics

  • Project Risk Management

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Research & Development

  • Methodical Approach

  • Persuading and Influencing Staff

  • Change Management

  • Think automation and tools improvement

  • Industrial Awareness

Behavioral Competencies

  • Empathetic Behavior

  • Inclusive

  • Respect and Mindful about the impact of your Action and Words

  • Act as an ally

  • Impacting oral and written expression

  • Positive mindset and working collaboratively in the team

  • Work towards attaining self, team and organizational objectives

  • Being Solution Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • Seek for innovation

  • Open-minded and feedback enthusiast

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (preferred).

  • Proven experience in project management roles.

  • Certification in project management (e.g., PMP) is a plus.

  • Strong understanding of SDLC and agile methodologies.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Adaptability and willingness to learn new technologies and methodologies.