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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.

Our Studio

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.

Job Description

On being a Game Release Manager at Ubisoft Toronto As the Game Release Manager, you will have the responsibility of managing game deliveries. This includes release calendar proposals, timely closing, overall quality and deployments planning. You will be involved in the evolution of the delivery pipeline with a continuous delivery mindset, using both process and technology at your disposal.

Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.

Responsibilities:

The main and routine tasks of this position are to ensure on time delivery and quality of major and continuous game version deliveries.

Planning / Process

  • Define, document, and maintain the release plan roadmap and uphold quality of game content and player experience

  • Ensure releases have passed all required checks and approvals and ensure releases documentation timely delivery and quality; (ex: patch notes, known issues, error codes)

  • Design and implement mitigation and contingency plans in collaboration with the release management specialist/release coordinator

  • Actively participate in the performance assessment and the evolution of the delivery pipeline

  • Facilitate release planning meetings and communicate/document product release status with key stakeholders

  • Collaborate with teams in different areas to highlight and resolve issues

  • Oversee the work of the release management specialist and/or release coordinator when applicable

Problem solving

  • Ensure that risks and issues are identified, understood, and dealt with in a manner that mitigates risks to scope and schedule

  • Propose mitigation and contingency plans

  • Improve closing process

  • Collaborate with multiple disciplines to surface and resolve issues

  • Carry out all other related tasks

Qualifications

Training: Degree in management or equivalent training or the equivalent combination of education, training or work experience. Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years of gaming industry expertise

  • 2 to 3 years of experience in release management and operations of online games

  • Proven ability to conduct releases with cross-functional stakeholders in organization.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge of game publishing schemes on different platforms (PlayStation, Xbox, PC)

  • Capacity to make important decisions in highly stressful situations

  • Rigorous & methodical

  • Excellent sense of priorities & time management skill

  • Excellent ability for problem solving

  • Strong communication skills

  • Proven knowledge of areas of expertise in game production process

  • Good understanding of game publishing scheme.

Additional Information

We Offer:

  • A hybrid, flexible work model

  • Six weeks of vacation

  • An enhanced parental leave program

  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package:

    • Disability Insurance

    • Dental Insurance

    • Extended medical insurance

    • (Optional) RRSP contribution

    • Relocation Assistance

    • 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 players and community, celebrates the individuality of our team members 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 a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Accommodations are available upon request.

Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different kinds of experiences. That's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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