Online Engineer - XDefiant

Jan 21, 2023
San Francisco, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Full remote

As an Online Engineer at Ubisoft San Francisco, you have direct influence over the quality of XDefiant’s online experience. You are entrusted with developing the game’s online features, optimizing online performance, and developing custom services deployed to the cloud. You are part of a team developing the infrastructure, preparing the game for launch, and working with the support team once it’s live. 

During the game’s development, you commit yourself to answering the most fundamental questions: Do the servers scale to support hundreds of thousands of concurrent users? Will it be easy for the player to connect? Are the matchmaking systems giving players the best games possible? Is the whole experience as seamless as it can be? 

As a dependable member of a cohesive online team, you will participate in the design, coding, integration, and debugging of the game’s networked and online features.  You care about providing our players with the seamless online playground they deserve. 

You’ll also be part of the diverse Ubisoft San Francisco team. We embrace a variety of work situations based on what is best for the team, and we welcome people working in our SF office, remotely within the continental US, or some combination of the two. We put a priority on supporting our team members and what makes them happiest and most productive.


  • Develop and maintain XDefiant’s core game services 
  • Develop network-based, in-game features for the game client 
  • Collaborate with the game server team to optimize network usage 
  • Evaluate game service performance and optimize systems 
  • Implement and improve integration with central Ubisoft network services 
  • Document systems and procedures 
  • Support the live operations team leading up to and after release 


  • C/C++ experience with understanding of multi-threaded programming techniques 
  • Experience with low-level animation systems in modern game engines 
  • Understanding of low-level optimizations and cross-platform development 
  • Experience building games as an engineer for PlayStation, Xbox, or PC 
  • Ability to be self-directed, focused, and detail-oriented 
  • Experience on the new generation of consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X) 

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  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Employer HSA contribution to fully cover your deductible (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)
  • 401k match
  • Paid vacation, holiday and wellness time
  • Fitness, physical challenge, and eSports competition reimbursements
  • Ginger emotional support app for you and your adult dependents with up to 10 sessions per year of video-based therapy and psychiatry services
  • Membership to One Medical
  • Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • Pawternity – paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet
  • Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment
  • Access to all of the latest Ubisoft games for PC
  • Generous discount on new Ubisoft games

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guideline


Ubisoft is composed of over 21,000 talented people located in 45+ development studios and offices across the globe. With more than 80% of our teams dedicated to creation, Ubisoft is the biggest in-house creative force in the industry.

Ubisoft’s worldwide network of video game development studios and business offices work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on iconic brands including Assassin's Creed®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege®, Tom Clancy's The Division®, For Honor®, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more. Ubisoft is a global leader in the video games and entertainment software industry.

We are committed to enriching player’s 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.

The San Francisco base salary range for this full-time position is $128,000 - $160,000. The base pay offered may vary based on a candidate’s geographic region, qualifications, skills and experience among other factors. Compensation details reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, stock options, or benefits.

Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

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. Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

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