Lead Game Designer (Online)
Ubisoft
Toronto, Canada
5d ago

Ubisoft Toronto Inc.

224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7

Toronto, Ontario

Location of position : Toronto, Ontario

Our Mission

Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original & memorable entertainment experiences. We build worlds that are a playground for the imagination, offering moments of surprise, fun and adventure as well as opportunities for learning and self-

discovery. At Ubisoft, you’ll grow and collaborate with highly talented teams from around the world. Our massively friendly work environment will inspire you to go above and beyond to create worlds people will fall in love with.

Whether as an elite spy, a master assassin, or a fearless explorer, we put the player at the heart of all our games.

Established in 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a diverse and vibrant team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA open world games.

In 2018, the studio shipped Far Cry 5 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, and its first new IP created from the ground-

up in Toronto, Starlink : Battle for Atlas. Ubisoft Toronto shipped its first lead production, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, to critical acclaim in 2013 and has contributed to multiple award-

winning Ubisoft brands including : Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Watch Dogs®, and For HonorTM.

In 2018, Ubisoft Toronto was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the fourth consecutive year, one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and one of GamesIndustry.

biz Best Places to Work.

Lead Game Designer (Online)

As a Lead Game Designer (online), you will be responsible for the health of a specific set of online and social systems.

You provide players with the tools to build unique gameplay experiences and connect with others.

You go through an iterative, hands-on process of adjusting and improving your design throughout production (and beyond), tackling hurdles in development and stepping back to assess how all the pieces connect and affect each other.

With both a player and future-focused mindset, you prepare your features for launch, and then support them once they’re live.

Type of Position : Permanent, full-time.

Responsibilities

The main and routine tasks of the Lead Game Designer are to :

  • Design adaptable online + social features aligned with the creative and game directions (e.g. game modes, multiplayer matchmaking, ranking systems, leaderboards, player expression, chat systems, clan systems, etc.).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate your assigned features.
  • Develop in-engine prototypes and evaluate their performance.
  • Adapt to technical and production constraints, reworking your design when and as often as needed.
  • Participate in finding solutions to fix buggy features.
  • Create and maintain design documentation that will guide interdependent teams.
  • Engage with the online community and follow up on features post-launch to adapt based on player feedback (improve, add, or remove components).
  • Training

  • A college diploma in Game Design or equivalent (undergraduate degree an asset)
  • Experience :

  • At least 5 years of Game Design experience in AAA video game production (live / online game development a huge plus)
  • Experience with game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal), productivity software (word processors, spreadsheets, etc.), and ranking systems (e.g. TrueSkill)
  • Other skills :

  • An innovative, empathetic, and collaborative spirit
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility
  • Familiarity with online gaming communities and live streaming platforms (e.g. Twitch)
  • A solid understanding of the online market and a passion for multiplayer video games PVPs, MMOs; you play them enough to know what makes quality gameplay!
  • We Offer :

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package :
  • o Dental Insurance

    o Extended medical insurance

    o (Optional) RRSP contribution

    Why Ubisoft Toronto?

    Scored by The Economist as the Best City to Live, our studio is located in the trendy Junction Triangle located in West Toronto, close to TTC, the hottest bars and restaurants, and excellent coffee shops.

    We celebrate successes as a team at our monthly UbiBash events, and invite our families to events throughout the year including our annual Kids Holiday Party and Summer BBQ.

    We give back to help make our community better through our team volunteer days and fundraising activities. We hold regular game jams to fuel our team’s creativity.

    Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and provides the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process.

    Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development, flexible days, on-

    site Yoga and Bootcamp classes, fresh fruit, Life Drawing classes, as well as spontaneous team surprises such as Pi Day, Star Wars Day, and Halloween.

    Join Us!

    We hunt for talent from across the industry seasoned experts that know what it takes to ship world-class games and the next generation of game developer all-

    stars. We value team chemistry and a desire to grow our studio together. If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?

    Ubisoft Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. The studio welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

    We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

    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.

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