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Our Studio:

Ubisoft Toronto is one of the largest development studios within Ubisoft, employing talented people from around the world. We create worlds and tell stories that grip you, inspire you and challenge you. Since opening in 2010, we have shipped innovative game projects on some of Ubisoft’s biggest brands: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling industry-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft Toronto, we are always striving to get better, be better and do better – embracing innovative ideas, exploring new technologies, and working together courageously and collaboratively.

Job Description

What you’ll do as a Team Lead Programmer:

  • Guide a group of talented and inspired graphics programmers who develop technology critical to the creation of games;

  • Help your team achieve its ambitions through technical know-how, leadership and ability to make informed decisions;

  • Share passion for the systems your team develops together;

  • Maintain and communicate the vision formed with the Tech Lead and Project Lead.

  • Work with the Tech Lead to develop deep comprehension of what everyone does on your team allow you to harmonize contributions;

  • When quality systems are delivered and when they work together cohesively, you know you have contributed to offering a rich experience to our players;

  • Meet with your team to discuss progress with assigned tasks, note issues and brainstorm ways to address them;

  • Review outstanding bugs and how best to approach them;

  • Communicate regularly with the Tech Lead and leads from other disciplines to plan ahead, identify risks and deliver on time;

  • Regularly update your Project Lead on your team’s assignments and meet with other leads both within and outside the project to discuss how to improve workflows and share technology.


We know that skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences. If you are excited about the role, we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the qualifications listed below.

  • Proficient in C++ and other programming languages commonly used in game production;

  • Knowledge of the modern GPU rendering pipeline and how to utilize it efficiently;

  • Knowledge of real-time Physically Based Rendering (lighting, BRDF’s, camera model, etc.);

  • Participation in at least one full game production or equivalent in a programming role or technical management;

  • Act as a role model - demonstrate care for people, express inclusive behaviours and foster a safe and respectful work environment;

  • Strategic leadership and communication skills;

  • Experience and understanding to face challenging situations with problem solving and solutions;

  • Previous experience managing a team of game programmers is an asset;

  • Experience in using Mathematics to solve and optimize rendering algorithms is an asset;

  • Understanding and experience of Monte-Carlo path tracing techniques is an asset;

  • Effective organizational skills (time management, planning, communication);

  • Exhibit resourcefulness, innovation, and initiative in their role;

  • Database knowledge is an asset (JIRA, Perforce, etc.);

  • Knowledge of the technical constraints of real time, 3D engines and level editors

  • Knowledge of the other game production working units an asset

  • 5+ years’ experience in game programming or related experience;

  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or equivalent training / relevant experience;

  • Bilingualism in French would be a benefit.

We Offer:

  • A hybrid, flexible work model

  • Five weeks of vacation + one week office closure around the December holidays

  • An enhanced parental leave program

  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package:

    • Disability Insurance

    • Dental Insurance

    • Extended medical insurance

    • (Optional) RRSP contribution

    • Relocation Assistance (If Applicable)

    • Bonus (If Applicable)

Additional Information

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Join Us!

At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our player community, is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team and embodies our core values – trust, integrity, excellence and care.

We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+. Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.

Please read our Code of Conduct prior to applying. It is our collective responsibility at Ubisoft Toronto to maintain a respectful and inclusive work environment, and be the best possible place to work and grow. Knowing and respecting our Code of Conduct’s principles and guidelines is key to achieving that goal.

If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?

Ubisoft’s Mission

Ubisoft’s 21,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment 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. 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.