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About Ubisoft Mainz

The teams at Ubisoft Mainz are engineering some of Ubisoft’s biggest blockbusters. Operating from a historic city in the heart of Germany, the studio develops games pushing the limits of the genre like the acclaimed Anno 1800 and lends decades of expertise to AAA co-development projects like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and the upcoming Beyond Good And Evil 2. More information at

Job Description

As a Lead Tools Programmer you will be leading the Anno Tools Department. Your mission is to take ownership of our tools pipeline and improve it in close collaboration with other departments. Your goal is to reduce overhead and support the team to focus on developing the game. You will be responsible to develop, design and maintain the tool stack and middleware for all Anno Products. The main technologies you will work with are C#, WPF, C++/CLI, C++ and Jenkins.

What you will do:

  • Manage and lead the tools team.

  • Manage and develop the tools and build pipeline in cooperation with the Technical Director.

  • Review and provide feedback to team members regarding their work in a clear and constructive manner.

  • Develop, maintain and extend our core tools.

  • Determine and fix bugs identified by your colleagues.

  • Analyze existing functionality in the engine and work on enhancements to fulfill the project needs - Suggest improvements by designing and implementing new systems


What you bring:

  • Leadership experience.

  • Proficiency in C# and C++.

  • A good understanding of WPF, and the model to support it (MVVM).

  • Interest to improve the workflow for Designers and Artists.

  • Excellent teamwork abilities

  • Great interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Fluency in written and verbal English.

  • Self-organized and structured working style.

Nice to have: Experience with Jenkins, Perforce and C++/CLI

What to send our way:

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, and skills

  • A cover letter including your earliest starting date, expected salary and why you would like to join us

  • Any relevant code/work samples you can provide are highly appreciated

Additional Information

What we offer:

  • Relocation support: We offer financial support in form of a cash allowance and assistance with accommodation search and settle-in support via our relocation partner, for international candidates we offer visa assistance

  • Ubisoft Blue Byte Academy: We offer multiple opportunities for you to discover your full potential and develop yourself in various areas. Guest speakers from the industry, workshops, and access to our training and development platform as well as to our in-house library

  • Discounted and free games: Discount on employee game orders & free Ubisoft games on Ubisoft Connect

  • Hybrid work model: Provides the flexibility to combine working from the studio and your home within Germany

  • Monthly Mobility Budget: 80€ per month that can be used on bicycle lease, parking spot rental or public transportation ticket

  • Up to 350€ childcare support per child per month

  • Company Pension Scheme: We offer an attractive company pension scheme

  • Gym subsidy: We contribute 50% (up to a maximum amount of 25€) towards the monthly cost of a gym membership of your choice

  • English and German online lessons for free: Good to know: Our main language in the studio is English

  • 26 days paid vacation per year

  • Corporate Benefits web portal: Employee discount program for affiliated retailers, shops, and service providers

Ubisoft offers the same job opportunities to all, without any distinction of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, social status, disability, or age. Ubisoft ensures the development of an inclusive work environment which mirrors the diversity of our players’ community.