Game Designer

Feb 16, 2024
Halifax, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

As a Game Designer, you will be responsible for developing game systems, features, and content (as well as other interactive elements of the project), in order to bring the vision of the Lead Designer / Creative Director into a quality playable experience. 

Key Responsibilities  

  • Takes ownership in the design of core mechanics, controls, and camera dynamics, as well as the planning for how they should be used in-game 
  • Works directly with Programming, Art, and Data teams to drive development of individually owned features
  • Designs and helps implement game systems and level content that answer the needs of the Producer for the targeted player experiences
  • Takes ownership of system documentation and communication to the entire Production team. Keeps all relevant documentation maintained for future reference
  • Involved in the creation of prototypes, adjusting and validating systems prior to starting production. Assesses the success of prototypes by measuring how objectives are met, using relevant quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques
  • Adjusts the balance and implementation of Game Systems to allow for a player experience that aligns with vision of the Lead Designer / Creative Director
  • Involved in the design of development tools required to implement and adjust game systems in collaboration with the Programming Team
  • Performs other tasks, as required 
  • A College Degree/Diploma in Game Design, Game Production or any other applicable educational or work-related experience
  • A minimum of one (1) shipped title, ideally mobile
  • 1-3 years experience working within the games industry
  • A strength for managing priorities, solving problems, and meeting deadlines while maintaining a positive outlook 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working within a cross-discipline collaboration
  • Genuine interest and passion for games, especially F2P mobile gaming

Bonus Experience

  • Experience working within a Live Operated game 
  • Experience with Confluence and / or JIRA workflows

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary scale
  • Additional paid time off over the Christmas holiday break
  • Affordable gym membership
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision care.
  • Hybrid working model
  • Flexible work hours to provide a healthy work/life balance
  • Summer months bring ‘Summer Fridays’
  • The ability to work alongside an international and diverse team

Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore, and discover new possibilities. 

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine, and everyone is eager to share knowledge.

Challenge Accepted? Join us and create the unknown! 

Studio Description

As Ubisoft's first exclusively Mobile studio, our focus is on originality and functionality. Creating new projects and developing Flagship Ubisoft IPs. Our position on the tip of the East Coast is strategic in terms of studio efficiency (closest to European and American Time zones), and creativity (biggest game hub east of Montreal).

City Description 

Our studio is located in the heart of the city (Halifax, Kjipuktuk in the Mi'kmaw native language) within the iconic Maritime Centre.The Halifax Harbour is in view from our windows, and lunch breaks can be spent on the boardwalk or at one of the many restaurants and cafes that populate the downtown core. The studio culture is dynamic, with communication happening constantly between teams with an emphasis on team building and collaboration.

We Value Diversity!

Here at Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine and everyone is eager to lend a helping hand. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To Apply

Please apply through the Ubisoft website https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/careers/search.aspx

  • Cover letter including salary expectations (in pdf).
  • Current CV/ Resume. Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format. (in pdf)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the volume of inquires, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.