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Ubisoft

UX Director

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Ubisoft
🇨🇦 Toronto, ON

Our Mission

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 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.

Our Studio

Ubisoft Toronto was founded in 2010 and has contributed to many award-winning Ubisoft brands including Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, For Honor™ and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®. In 2018, the team at Ubisoft Toronto developed its first new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and a new technology that seamlessly blends physical and digital gameplay. In 2020, Ubisoft Toronto led the development of the newest game in the Watch Dogs franchise – Watch Dogs: Legion. Ubisoft Toronto received praise for the tech and design work, for creating the first game in which you can play as anyone in an open world, and for its rich and detailed rendition of a future London. Now, in 2021, Ubisoft Toronto is on the verge of shipping Far Cry 6, the most ambitious Far Cry game to date, featuring the talented Giancarlo Esposito. We’re also kicking off new projects and we can’t wait to share more details once we’re ready.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling industry-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where teams embrace innovative ideas and share knowledge with a genuine collaborative spirit.

On being a UX Director at Ubisoft Toronto

The UX Director on this project will be a key figure in aiding the development of a new game IP through creating systems and features that empower players to create their own content. This content can be played with friends and/or shared with the wider community of players.

Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.

The daily life of a UX Director at Ubisoft Toronto

Develop, Communicate, and Maintain a Vision

  • Work with the Core Leadership Team to understand the game vision and be the representative of said vision within your area of ownership;
  • Work with Core Leadership and your cross-disciplinary UX team to build and communicate a shared vision of the desired User Experience of the game;
  • Frequently communicate plans and progress with relevant teams spanning the project, including HQ and development teams in other worldwide locations.

Research and Analysis

  • Partner with the User Research team to understand the player and use this intelligence to guide the direction and design decisions;
  • Review the team’s work and provide clear and actionable feedback that refers back to the game vision, UX direction, and User Research data;
  • Keep up to date on industry trends and best practices, while also looking beyond games in search of valuable insights.

Advance the UX Discipline within the Studio

  • Participate in recruitment efforts with a view to building out an excellent UX team with a broad range of skills and experience;
  • Leverage your experience build expertise in the studio by training and mentoring UX designers through the course of your daily interactions with them;
  • You may be called to manage team members and thus have the responsibility to ensure each team member’s growth and success through setting goals and providing regular constructive feedback.

Design and Design Leadership

  • This position will likely require some hands-on design and prototyping, especially in the early stages of the project;
  • Collaborate with Programming, Art, Production, and QC teams during the design process to ensure designs are solid and feasible;
  • Select the right tool for the job to ensure efficient process and communication. Know when to use low Vs high fidelity prototyping;
  • Ensure the work of UX designers on the team is clear, well-thought-out and aligned with the established UX Direction.

What it takes to make it

  • An undergraduate degree in Game Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Computer Science, or other relevant education/work experience;
  • Experience shipping games in a leadership position;
  • Around 5 years of experience in UX Design;
  • Understanding of fundamental UX principles and agile methodologies;
  • A highly collaborative, creative, and innovative spirit;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to think holistically while building iteratively;
  • A knack for translating analytical findings into actionable insights to inform decision-making;
  • Consideration of the impact your choices have on end-users and creators;
  • A passion for solving complex problems with design solutions and encouraging others to do the same.

What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, skills, and any games shipped;
  • A Portfolio of key projects if available.

We know that skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package:
    • Disability Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Extended medical insurance
    • (Optional) RRSP contribution
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Bonus (If Applicable)

Why Ubisoft Toronto?

At Ubisoft Toronto, we look for people who are excited to create the future of games in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We believe that embracing our individuality helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.

When you’re a member of our team, your professional development is a priority. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews and salary increases to help you further your career and grow with our studio. We also offer a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training, and career development.

We host regular team celebrations, organize events for employees and their families, and we offer a variety of health and wellness initiatives including yoga, on-site occupational therapy, flexible work hours, and continuing programs to promote a balanced life.

Join us and see for yourself why Ubisoft is rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People multiple years running!

Join Us!

At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community and is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team.

We encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

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

Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies, please.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.