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Ubisoft Düsseldorf is home to nearly 500 people, making up several teams dedicated to deliver AAA excellence and innovation across a wide portfolio of games and technologies.

Job Description

As part of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, you will play an instrumental role in bringing to life the beautiful and dangerous world of Pandora. This is a unique opportunity to keep growing your experience in games while working hand in hand with Disney’s creative minds and James Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment.

As our new Senior Gameplay Programmer (f/m/d) at Ubisoft Düsseldorf, you will be responsible for implementation, update and maintenance of gameplay features on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora for PC and console. You will also be required to create and maintain addition to the technical backbone of the game, the Snowdrop Engine. You will collaborate with other programmers as well as artists, animators and designers to create technical solutions for complex game requirements.

What you will do:

  • Maintain and extend the existing game frameworks in the Snowdrop engine, safeguarding and improving stability and performance

  • Develop features within a multi-threaded environment

  • Implement and optimize engine features and controls and systems in C++ with game designers to ensure responsive playability

  • Make use of iterative prototyping to demonstrate the validity of gameplay features

  • Analyse and understand game design in order to define required features and game systems to be developed, for multiple platforms

  • Identify and resolve bugs identified by people from other disciplines, the quality control team and your peers


What you bring:

  • Prior professional experience in Gameplay Programming, Engine Programming or 3D programming

  • Experience in development with Console SDKs (Playstation and/or Xbox)

  • Strong programming and debugging skills in C++

  • Good knowledge of linear algebra related to 3D programming

  • Proficient in refactoring and optimizing existing systems

  • Understanding of multi-threaded principles

  • Ability to work efficiently with a large, existing code base

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team

  • Comfortable planning tasks and dependencies

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

Additional Information

Your benefits:

  • 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

  • Discounted 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: In addition, we also offer 5 ‘care for ill children days’ per child per year

  • Self-study And Training Hours: You have access to our in-house library

  • 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 Classes For Free: Good to know: Our main language in the studio is English

  • Flexible Working Hours: We have core working times between 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM and the distribution of the other hours is up to you

  • 26 Days Paid Vacation Per Year: Additionally, you will get half a day off on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and approximately 11 bank holidays in the Düsseldorf region

  • Corporate Benefits Web Portal: Employee discount program for affiliated retailers, shops and service providers

We offer a highly motivating challenge for team players interested in showing personal initiative in an innovative and international company. If you are passionate about video games and would like to join an industry leader - please apply via our career portal.