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Job Description

Ubisoft Halifax is looking for a new addition to our Programming Team! As a generalist developer, you will work closely with our game team to design, implement and maintain new game features, game systems, engine features and fix bugs and third-party SDKs.

Our studio is looking for an enthusiastic developer who loves games as much as the technology that drives them. This person will bring their curiosity, ingenuity, ongoing personal development, to a small, diverse, and close-knit team. A sense of humour is required!

Qualifications

Key Accountabilities

  • Planning, designing, and implementing efficient and maintainable code in C++, and/or C# with modern game engines.

  • Designing and programming game systems that meet production goals and follow SOLID principles.

  • Learning how to use Ubisoft’s internal engines quickly and efficiently with lots of support but minimal supervision.

  • Meeting time commitments to design, develop and/or optimize gameplay features on mobile projects.

  • Documenting existing systems and performing analysis on legacy systems to figure out optimizations and improvements.

  • Communicating implementation decisions both verbally and in documentation to key stakeholders

  • Implementing 3rd party SDKs into game projects

  • Aiding more junior developers with coming up to speed quickly.

  • Porting existing code bases to multiple new platforms

  • Working with CI/CD pipelines and cloud-based workflow.

Autonomy

  • Prioritize effectively and be able to recognize and report tasks that require immediate attention throughout development.

  • Ability to estimate and communicate time frames, schedule tasks and draw attention to unexpected delays as the come up

Requirements

  • A graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, diploma, or equivalent work experience

  • At least 2 years of experience in cross-platform development using a modern game engine on Android and/or iOS platforms.

  • A strong drive to problem solve, uncover the mysterious and learn new tools and languages.

  • Experience with Live and Online-related SDKs or implementations in third party engines (telemetry, IAPs, cloud saves, data storage).

  • Experience working with animations and rigged models in 3D space

  • Strong proficiency with object-oriented programming and debugging in C++

  • Strong design, programming and debugging skills in C#

  • Passion for improving the quality software architecture.

  • Understanding and experience with building and deploying an application from code to mobile device.

  • Excellent knowledge of evolving software engineering best practices

  • Ability to work effectively and autonomously with little direction.

  • Be a strong team player with the ability to interface with other team members and an enthusiasm for game development.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated interest in self-improvement, skill development and the ability to take direction and function as part of a team

  • High level experience with source control such as git and/or Perforce

  • A positive attitude and a good sense of humour is required.

Bonus Experience

  • Shipped a title, app or demo on iOS or Android

  • Experienced at least 2 game development cycles in a commercial environment

  • Proficient in game physics and related mathematics

  • Experience maintaining code performance through profiling and optimization

  • Knowledge of Vertex and Pixel shaders

  • Strong experience with Unity game engine

  • Proficient in scripting languages (LUA, Python, etc.)

  • Experience working with client-server architecture and/or third-party REST APIs.

Additional Information

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary scale

  • Additional paid time off over the Christmas holiday break

  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision care.

  • A hybrid working model

  • Flexible work hours to provide a healthy work/life balance

  • Summer months bring ‘Summer Fridays’

  • And an international and diverse team

Studio Description

As Ubisoft's first exclusively Mobile studio, our focus is on originality and functionality. Creating new projects and developing Flagship Ubisoft IPs. Our position on the tip of the East Coast is strategic in terms of studio efficiency (closest to European and American Time zones), and creativity (biggest game hub east of Montreal).

City Description

Our studio is located in the heart of the city (Halifax, Kjipuktuk in the Mi'kmaw native language).The Halifax Harbour is in view from our windows, and lunch breaks can be spent on the boardwalk or at one of the many restaurants and cafes that populate the downtown core. The studio culture is dynamic, with communication happening constantly between teams with an emphasis on team building and collaboration!

Halifax is to Canada, what Boston is to the States, a founding City full of forts, historic buildings, and award-winning modern architecture. Being a city with three Universities, Halifax boasts tons of nightlife, world class restaurants, and for the outdoors types: unparalleled yet affordable outdoor adventures.

We Value Diversity!

Here at Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine and everyone is eager to lend a helping hand. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.