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Local IT Team Lead

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πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Shanghai

Company Description

About Ubisoft & Shanghai Studio:

Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent has 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 key to creating worlds where both 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.

Created in 1996, Ubisoft Shanghai studio, is a vibrant and exciting place where our 600+ talents get opportunities to either co-develop great AAA blockbuster games, create cutting-edge online games or produce fun mobile games.

Job Description


The IT Team Lead, reporting to the Local IT Site Manager, is responsible for the high quality and efficiency of the day to day operations performed by the team of IT technicians supporting the Ubisoft Shanghai employees, while maintaining a high level of customer support aligned with both the world-wide IT standards and the regional business needs.

The IT Team Lead For Ubisoft Shanghai Will

Vision and Responsibilities:

  • Create a collaborative and motivating work environment for the employees within the IT team;
  • Set and manage objectives, performance and career path for each of the IT Technicians;
  • Closely follow and regularly report on the quality of the day-to-day operations (tickets, requests, incidents);
  • Closely follow and regularly report on the end-user satisfaction and performance of the IT Technicians;
  • Ensure security and IT best practices are implemented, understood and followed in the team;
  • Consolidate feedback, improvements, problems and solutions to share with the IT manager and other regional/world-wide teams;
  • Provide training and coaching on best practices to the IT Technicians and employees of the studio alike;
  • Regularly meet with various IT, regional and studio stakeholders to align on priorities and gather feedback;
  • Actively participate in the elaboration of the budget and IT strategy of the studio;
  • Support other regional and world-wide IT teams leads and managers when required;
  • Handle technical and managerial escalations of IT matters for the studio.

Additionally, the IT Team Lead must also be able to perform all tasks of the IT Technician:

  • Offer on-site support to the studio employees on hardware and standard software;
  • Build, deploy and maintain new workstation and build machine environment for employees according to group standards;
  • Manage and maintain local IT infrastructure when required;
  • Train and advocate IT and Security best practices and standards to studio employees;
  • Interact with external vendors and internal partners during problem resolution;
  • Take active part in the tracking and updating of the hardware and software asset inventory;
  • Update and maintain a knowledge base on newly diagnosed problems and issues;
  • Carry out all other related tasks.

The IT Team Lead Will Have

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills;
  • Excellent diagnostics and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent sense of customer service in a technical support environment;
  • Excellent English and Chinese communication skills (spoken and written);
  • Strong knowledge of the ITIL concepts and methodologies;
  • Good understanding of networking, server and datacenter concepts;
  • Good understanding of IT security (antivirus, firewalls, proxy) concepts;
  • Good dexterity and ability to perform manual labor with IT Hardware (components, workstations, servers)
  • Familiarity with SCCM, Active Directory and MMC;
  • Familiarity with Unix-based operating (Redhat/CentOS, Ubunbu/Debian, OSx);
  • Familiarity with mobile technologies (Android, iOS, Windows 10 mobile, Blackberry);
  • Familiarity with multimedia equipment (TV, console, projectors, video conference);
  • Familiarity to video game industry, its methodologies and processes;
  • Familiarity with technology industry news and trends;

Qualifications And Training

  • Polytechnic or University Degree in Information Systems or equivalent related experience;
  • 2+ year(s) of experience of leadership or management experience in a technical support context;
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical support to end user position;
  • Technical certifications an asset (CCNA/MTA/MSCA/CompTia/etc);
  • ITIL certification an asset;