Lead Technical Designer [New IP] (521)

Nov 16, 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Job Purpose
Lead a team of Technical Designers within a collaborative multidisciplinary environment with a focus on the three pillars of leadership at Ubisoft: care about people; drive performance and development; 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 a team-player culture.
  • Plan, prioritise and set inspiring objectives for your team all year long.
  • Provide your team with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development ensuring acknowledgement of all achievements, both big and small.
  • Engage and positively influence team members and stakeholders around a vision.
  • Create the environment for initiatives and ideas to emerge and grow.
  • Communicate with impact and promote an open dialogue within your team.
  • Develop performance and expertise within the team while furthering your own knowledge and expertise.

Job Responsibilities

  • Be a representative for the technical design team for the rest of production.
  • Establish the technical needs of the project by consulting documentation and communicating with key people involved in the development of the creative vision.
  • Drive the development of technical features and efforts to improve the technical quality of the content created.
  • Coordinate with the project Leads to maintain a balance between the creative vision for the project and the technical constraints.
  • Establish and share best practices relating to technical design.
  • Collaborate with Leads and Technical Directors to define the project Metrics.
  • Develop and adapt the best tools and pipelines for the project.
  • Organise the training of Designers on the project’s tools and pipelines.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to clearly express and present ideas.
  • Ability to coach team members and create personal development plans.
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of scripting and programming using Max Script, Python, C Sharp etc.
  • Understanding of video game creation pipelines.
  • Knowledge of platform strengths and limitations. 
  • Knowledge of different hardware architecture.

Relevant Experience

  • Experience managing and leading technical staff.
  • Development experience in a design or technical role, with significant involvement in released products a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in game-design, programming or equivalent industry experience.
  • Experience with 3D engines (Such as Unity, Unreal, CryEngine etc.).
  • Training or experience in programming is an asset.

Benefits & Relocation

We’re offering flexible working with some remote work available, 25 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown (usually 3 days), 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 excellent relocation support, should you need it!

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