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Established in 2006, Ubisoft Sofia has grown to a world-class AAA game dev studio. Throughout the years, it has released more than 20 titles, ranging from small casual to big open-world games, and covering a wide range of platforms & technologies. The studio has brought its expertise and creativity into brands such as Tom Clancy’s®, Prince of Persia®, and Assassin’s Creed®.

For more than ten years now, Ubisoft Sofia has been a key contributor to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, taking a significant part in the development of AC Black Flag, AC Origins, and AC Valhalla. Ubisoft Sofia made its mark as a lead studio in the creation of AC Liberation, AC Rogue, and the mythological expansion of AC Origins “The Curse of the Pharaohs”. Following this success, Ubisoft Sofia contributed as a co-dev studio to the creation of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and led the production of its second episode “Pentagon, The Last Castle” in 2019. The latest achievements of the teams in Sofia are the creation of the most ambitious expansion in the Assassin's Creed franchise history – AC Valhalla “Dawn of Ragnarök”, released in March 2022 and Assassin's Creed Mirage, released in October 2023. Currently the teams at Sofia are hard at work in the development of Assassin's Creed Shadows.

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Job Description

Your role

As a Local IT Team Lead you will manage the local IT team, will be responsible for ensuring a proper Support Service Quality and you will own the local IT asset strategy and decision process, contributing to the strategic objectives in alignment with the global and Studio strategy. You will be handling operational workload regarding all IT projects within your scope.

*Please, note that due to its functions this position requires working mostly on site at our Studio.

Your daily adventure

SUPERVISE THE DAILY OPERATIONS OF THE TEAM And be responsible for the team development and performance

MAINTAIN THE CONDITION, PERFORMANCE AND UPDATES OF THE WHOLE IT INFRASTRUCTURE Including but not limited to Hardware, Software, Servers, Networks and Server Rooms

WORK WITH LOCAL PRODUCTION AND STUDIO TEAMS REPRESENTATIVES To ensure their IT needs are covered to provide a flawless working process

HANDLE VARIOUS OPERATIONAL TASKS DAILY Regarding different IT projects, requests and incidents

ENSURE THE CRITICAL STUDIO INFRASTRUCTURE IS UNDER MONITORING With notification abilities and all critical studio data is backed up

ENSURE DEPLOYMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS To cover Production and Studio needs

MANAGE AND PURCHASE ALL IT ASSETS Following the global Ubisoft and local Studio policies and best practices

DEAL WITH EXTERNAL PARTNERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS To ensure that the Studio needs within your scope are covered

OVERSEE THE ASSET INVENTORY LIFE CYCLE AND ENSURE QUALITY REPORTING For the purpose of budgeting definition and asset rollout planning

ACT AS A LOCAL POINT OF CONTACT FOR THE SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT TEAM To ensure Security policies are deployed regarding Cyber & Physical Security

REPRESENT AND ADVOCATE THE STUDIO’S INTERESTS Within the global IT organization

CONTRIBUTE TO COMMON TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT TOPICS UPON YOUR KNOWLEDGE And be a technical and managerial escalation point for all IT topics within your scope

Qualifications

Your skills

KNOWLEDGE

  • College diploma in Information Technology, or equivalent experience

  • Broad technical IT knowledge

  • Great understanding of site realities and awareness of regional and global impacts

  • Ability to prioritize broad range of topics efficiently & make decisions quickly

  • Ability to work autonomously with ownership

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in developing, leading and managing IT teams

  • Experienced in data driven decision management, Service Management, IT Support, Negotiation and Budget Management

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Strong management and organizational skills Great team leadership skills

ADAPTABILITY

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment Continuous improvement mindset and service oriented mentality

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Ability to work well in teams, to collaborate and communicate with individuals and stakeholders from various backgrounds and hierarchical levels in a multi-cultural environment

  • Ability to receive, seek and provide constructive feedback

  • Strong listening & communication skills in English (spoken and written)

Advantages

  • ITIL v3 or higher foundation certification is a benefit PMP or Prince2 certification is a benefit

  • VMware certification is a benefit Cisco certification is a benefit

  • Microsoft certification is a benefit

Additional Information

We offer

Multicultural & friendly working environment Working with the best professionals in the games industry on AAA video games Flexible working hours & additional days off Private medical health & dental care Employee assistance program Learning & knowledge sharing programs International trainings & conferences Top location next to Borisova Garden Park Public transport card & food vouchers Gifts for special occasions Free games & game dev merchandise Memorable parties & teambuilding events

HOW TO APPLY Please send us a copy of your updated CV in English.

All applications will be reviewed with strict confidentiality and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.