Production Manager, Co-Development - XDefiant

Aug 17, 2023
San Francisco, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Co-development is a unique and core part of Ubisoft’s game development philosophy. The co-dev production manager ensures the successful partnership and deliverables of our inter-studio collaborations, building and maintaining clear communications and process between our San Francisco and its associate studios.

This role is a mixture of project management and diplomacy.


Production Management:

  • In collaboration with the stakeholders and producers in the respective studios, supervise the work carried out by the collaborating studios during each development phase of the feature, content or code
  • Keep associate studios included and informed of relevant current milestone goals, priorities, and issues that may affect them
  • Keep the associate studio/team on task and on-target. Know where the associate studio is tracking to their current milestone, keeping the co-dev producer and production teams informed
  • Continually asses and mitigate risks throughout entire collaboration. Make suggestions for improvements to development processes, pipelines, and communication
  • Contribute to the implementation of co-development mandates with collaborating studios, communicate the mandate to the teams, make any necessary adjustments and ensure a good working relationship throughout the production process
  • Help prepare collaborations: communication networks, associate studio training programs, site visits, etc. Help to onboard new teams and transition teams off
  • Ensure that the studios that are geographically and culturally distant build trusting relationships and feel part of a single, large team
  • Keep documentation updated as mandates change
  • Understand the game vision and priorities, to be able to intervene and guide when defining the Keep the co-dev producer informed on potential or actual collaboration issues and collaborate around possible solutions
  • Support co-dev teams when they’re blocked from achieving their commitments to the project


  • Mid level relevant experience in team coordination/management in a game development team
  • Experience in video game production; technical or feature development experience preferred
  • Preferred experience with remote workers and/or with distributed teams
  • Ability to adapt to different people with different personalities and from different cultures
  • Good listening and diplomacy skills; always looking for optimal win/win solutions
  • Impartial and solution oriented; ability to see many sides of an issue
  • Comfortable with Influential Leadership (rather than direct control)
  • Clear communication in writing and spoken, with a emphasis on follow-up and closure
  • Bilingualism is a bonus
  • Available for travel

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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 $119,000 – $178,000. 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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