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Ubisoft

Project Lead Programmer - Assassin's Creed Brand

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Ubisoft
🇨🇦 Québec City, QC

With a team of more than 500 creative, passionate and innovative talents, Ubisoft Quebec continues to grow and expand. Founded in 2005, the Quebec City studio has carved out a place for itself among the leaders in the video game industry. Involved in several of Ubisoft's flagship franchises, it has acquired solid expertise, positioning it in the development of major AAA games. Involved in the Assassin's Creed franchise since 2010, the Quebec City team has assumed leadership of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Immortals Fenyx Rising as well as the new crossover stories of Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Valhalla.

Job Description

As a Project Lead Programmer (CPI), you lead the game’s technological vision that brings to life the creative ambitions of the project. To achieve those ambitions, you build teams composed of talented and inspired programmers, overseen by just-as-passionate programming team leads. Constantly in touch with them, you plan ahead, identify issues and closely follow up on features in development for the game. Thanks to your leadership and your ability to make the best decisions when faced with challenges in production, your programming teams can achieve their ambitions.

Sometimes, you roll up your sleeves and get deep into coding, because, after all, it’s still your first love. Your global vision and your deep comprehension of what everyone does on your team allow you to harmonize and to multiply the results of everyone’s hard work. When quality systems are delivered and when they work together cohesively, you know you contribute in offering a rich experience to our players. And that’s what truly motivates you.

The daily life of a Project Lead Programmer at Ubi Québec

  • Organize and coordinate the project’s technological activities and resources throughout the production life cycle
  • Help your team leads to advance the development of their systems and ensure that they are coherent with developments made by parallel tech teams
  • Communicate the project’s editorial vision and engage your team on the evolution of deliverables
  • Voice the challenges, the observations, and make recommendations on behalf of the project’s programming teams at the core team level
  • Monitor the game architecture’s evolution
  • Oversee planning and staffing for your programming teams

Human Management

  • Mentor the employees under their responsibility
  • Meet with employees under their responsibility regularly to give them feedback and help them progress
  • Participate in the recruitment of new members of the team and ensure the integration of new employees
  • Develop a culture of sharing and push for continuous improvement within its trade community
  • Address conflict situations and behavioral issues by seeking support from the HR team or the team's production manager as needed
  • Write the annual report and the end-of-project report of the employees under their responsibility and help them identify their growth path
  • Help create a healthy, inclusive and positive work environment and escalate issues that could affect employees or the project as needed.

Qualifications

What it takes to make it

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer science or Software engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in game programming
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a team of game programmers
  • Proficient in C++ and other programming languages commonly used in game production
  • Participation in at least one full game production or equivalent as a lead programmer
  • Impeccable strategic leadership and communication skills
  • Remain calm when facing challenging situations (you know that there is always a solution)
  • A deep understanding of video game production with an ease to see the perspectives of other game production disciplines

Additional Information

Working at Ubisoft means

  • Have access to benefits that make a real difference in your day-to-day life :
  • A hybrid and flexible work mode, 6 weeks of vacation in your first year, an enriched parental leave, a Ubi gym directly in our offices, a complete group insurance program, access to complete Dialogue telemedicine services, an RRSP with a contribution from Ubisoft, an advantageous bonus program, concrete measures to ensure the right to disconnect, the option of working part-time and much more. Click here for all the details.
  • Joining a team of 21,000 Ubisoft employees working across more than 40 locations around the world, are boundby a common 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;
  • Working for an equal opportunity employer who believes that diversity of backgrounds and perspectives is essential to creating worlds where gamers and their teams can thrive and express themselves. It's about taking on exciting challenges, being at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and being part of the future of entertainment.