Game Designer (junior)

Jun 08, 2024
Sherbrooke, Canada
... Not specified
... Junior
Full time
... Office work

The Ubisoft Sherbrooke team is pleased to welcome new graduates to join us on Far Cry!

If you've always dreamed of working in a renowned studio like Ubisoft, but prefer the proximity of a smaller team with personalized support to launch your career, this is the perfect opportunity for you. At Ubisoft Sherbrooke, you'll be working directly with industry experts, including veterans of renowned franchises like Far Cry, where you'll be able to exchange ideas and learn the craft. This is your chance to launch your career in a dynamic and positive environment, contributing to a AAA franchise, all in the heart of Sherbrooke.

As a Game Designer at Ubi Sherbooke, you'll be the creative energy behind a specific set of game systems and mechanics. You provide players with tools to build unique gameplay experiences and opportunities to make meaningful choices.

You go through an iterative, hands-on process of adjusting and balancing your design as you bring it from concept to playability. Throughout production, you shift your focus from the big picture to the micro details; tackling hurdles in development and stepping back to asses how all the pieces connect and affect each other. You tweak and tune until it finally happens: a smooth and engaging player experience emerges. 

What you’ll do

  • Design features aligned with the creative and game directions (e.g. gameplay rules, progression systems, combat systems, weapon attributes, artificial intelligence behaviours, 3Cs, 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.
  • Follow up on features post-launch to improve, add, or remove components.

What you bring

  • A college diploma in Game Design or equivalent (undergraduate degree an asset)  
  • Experience with game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal) and productivity software (word processors, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • An innovative, empathetic, and collaborative spirit  
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills (you’re able to clearly explain your thought process on paper and in person)  
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility
  • A solid understanding of the market and a passion for video games – you play enough to know what makes quality gameplay!

What to send our way

  • Your CV highlighting your education, experience, and skills 
  • Samples of your work (attach files or send us a link to your demo reel or online portfolio)

A real live person will review your application. In this case, it’s our talent acquisition specialist Charlotte.

About Ubisoft Sherbrooke

Ubisoft Sherbrooke is a multidisciplinary team of passionate people. We are a human-sized studio where collective ambitions and interaction are the order of the day. Joining us means being part of a close-knit and welcoming family. We care about our people and our way of doing things.

Between the magnificent nature that surrounds the studio and the trendy and invigorating life of the Estrie region, there's no need to compromise - joining Ubisoft Sherbrooke also means discovering an urban-casual lifestyle!   And although we are sure that you will fall in love with the region, you don't have to move here to work with us. We really embrace hybrid mode, and that's real flexibility! Coming to Ubisoft Sherbrooke is far from traveling to the end of the world to have the chance to evolve in the hyper stimulating and effervescent context of a starting studio!

We're looking for committed creators and forward-looking talents who want to take on challenges as a team. By the way, we are also working on some amazing projects including the legendary and acclaimed franchise FARCRY!

Interested? We're waiting for you!

At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences