With a team of more than 500 talented, innovative and passionate creators, Ubisoft Quebec keeps growing and continues its ascension. Founded in 2005, the studio has been involved in several key Ubisoft franchises over the years, developing cutting-edge expertise in major AAA game development. Involved in the Assassin's Creed franchise since 2010, the Quebec team recently assumed the leadership of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the latest installment in the critically acclaimed series. The team has just finished working on a brand new game, Immortals Fenyx Rising.
As a Technical Design Director at Ubi Quebec, you’re the link between a design vision and its technical implementation.
With a high-level understanding of our tech, plus visibility on the project as a whole, you provide expert insight, tools, and support to steer a game – and its creators – towards success.
Though every day of development brings its own mix of anticipated and unforeseen challenges, you never lose sight of the big picture. As a strategic thinker and tactical planner, you balance short-term priorities with long-term goals to efficiently handle whatever comes your way, while consistently considering the future impacts of your choices.
Thanks to your knowledge, adaptability, and willingness to help, not only can team members on your project look to you for information and direction, but so can others. You’re a go-to person for guidance and a valuable resource for Ubisoft employees worldwide.
What you’ll do
Collaborate with other core team members to develop the overall vision & determine technical feasibility of your area of ownership (e.g. AI, mission, world, cinematics, etc.).
Identify and analyze risks (engine, data, features, etc.).
Assess existing tools + occasionally design custom ones to support design pipelines and workflows.
Train team members on tools and techniques + raise awareness of new processes.
Assist content creators with their technical needs & bridge communication between design and programming.
Review and give your input on integrated work & find solutions to fix bugs.
Maintain technical documentation (e.g. procedures, how-to guides, etc.).
Prepare post-mortems + recommend ways to evolve how we create and integrate data.
Anticipate technological advancements and stay up to date on market trends to define our best practices + share them with our studios.
Participate in recruitment to build the technical design team & foster their growth.
What you bring
A college diploma in Game Design or equivalent (undergraduate degree an asset)
At least 7 years of experience in the video game industry or other related experience + 3 years of leadership experience
In-depth knowledge of game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal) & their limitations and the Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio)
Familiarity with bug tracking software (e.g. Jira), version management systems (e.g. Perforce), and basic programming
A highly innovative, collaborative, empathetic, and solution-oriented spirit
Excellent communication, interpersonal, mentorship, and presentation skills
Critical thinking, time management, and organizational capabilities
Attention to detail, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility
What to send our way
Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, skills, and games shipped
Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, 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 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 !