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Lead Gameplay Programmer [Assassins Creed VR] (389

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Lead Gameplay Programmer [Assassins Creed VR] (389 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

  • Ubisoft
  • Full time
  • Intermediate
  • Email
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • 05/03/2021
  • Report

Lead an engineering team within a collaborative multidiscipline environment with a focus on the three pillars of Leadership at Ubisoft:  Care about People, Drive Performance and Development and Lead in Complexity.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Build an effective team to ensure it is fully resourced, a manageable size and a good mix of levels and foster the team player culture;
  • Plan, prioritise and set inspiring objectives for your team members all year long;
  • Empower your team members with clear expectations and hold them accountable for their key results;
  • Provide your team members with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development -- ensuring positive acknowledgement of all achievements, both big and small;
  • Enable your team members to reflect and prepare their future in their role and at Ubisoft;
  • Engage and positively influence team members and stakeholders around a vision;
  • Navigate through ambiguity and embrace change with a positive mindset;
  • Create the environment for initiatives and ideas to emerge and grow;
  • Care about people:  be exemplary and supportive;
  • Communicate with impact and promote an open dialogue within your team.

 Other Responsibilities

  • Work with production, engineers, design and art team leads to create task estimates and schedules for the engineering team and track development efforts across the team;
  • Ensure your team participates in standard studio development processes;
  • Liaise with internal and external middleware technology providers, and console manufacturers;
  • Balance active code development with the management requirements and responsibilities of a discipline lead;
  • Ensure the delivery of practical and timely solutions by the engineering team that meets the game design and technical requirements;
  • Ensure code is modular, self-contained, and defensive and observes the technical constraints on the system by leading regular technical design and code reviews;
  • Define good programming practices and coding standards, and ensure they are enforced within the engineering team through regular peer code reviews;
  • Ensure the creation of technical documentation for the engineering team as well as other disciplines, and assist in the creation of submission materials as required;
  • Continually review the game and development processes to identify potential improvements;
  • Be an advocate and ambassador for technology sharing across projects;
  • Supporting the line manager in any ad hoc tasks and duties.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of common online systems;
  • Ability to debug networked/asynchronous systems;
  • Very good C/C++ programming skills, with very good knowledge of object oriented development including design patterns and UML;
  • Experience working with a large game codebase, and it's modules, middleware and associated pipeline;
  • Understanding of speed and memory considerations, and able to implement basic optimisations;
  • Knowledge of common algorithms, data structures and patterns, and their application;
  • Ability to analyse unfamiliar code of a reasonable complexity to understand, extend and refactor an existing module;
  • Ability to debug defects of a reasonable complexity, including memory related issues, and multi-threading;
  • Knowledge of different software development methods such as Test Driven Development, Unit Testing, Agile etc.;
  • Understanding the constraints and technical requirements for console platform development within their area is a plus;
  • Ability to adapt to change;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering or equivalent experience;
  • 3 years commercial software development experience with significant involvement in 1 published game in a relevant programming capacity is a plus;
  • Experience working with at least one modern console platform is an advantage;
  • Experience with profiling tools is desirable;
  • Experience working in a multi-site collaboration environment is a plus.

Benefits & Relocation

Flexible working, 22 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown, private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and many more... 

Relocation assistance is available to anyone currently living 50 miles or more from the studio location. Please contact a member of the talent acquisition team to find out what we have to offer and how we can support with your move here... relocation really doesn't have to be a daunting prospect. 

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