Project Lead (Programming)

Jul 02, 2022
Sherbrooke, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

As a programming project lead, you will have the important mission of ensuring that the technological vision and creative ambitions of a game are realized.  Technical, budgetary, and human constraints and requirements may test your leadership, organizational skills, and ability to delegate, but your talents will always allow you to find ways to keep things on track.

You will not be doing this alone! You will work with teams of talented and inspired programmers, supervised by equally passionate team leaders. You will work with these managers to guarantee team cohesion and to plan and oversee the work so that every issue is addressed, every deadline is met, and every person is engaged and able to grow.

Every initiative you take, whether it’s about time management, optimizing tools and features, or making sure technology works properly, will have a direct impact on the quality of the game. In other words, you will have the chance to see the fruit of your efforts and the genius of your teams reflected behind the players’ controllers.

What you’ll do

 In this role, where no two days will be like, you will:

  • Organize and coordinate the project’s various technical activities and resources required throughout the production cycle based on needs and priorities.
  • Act as a bridge between management and the programming teams to confirm that the vision and needs of one are understood and met by the other.
  • With the help of your team leads, make sure that the roadmap stays on track and those cohesive systems are developed in parallel.
  • Define and implement new ways of doing things that will make it easier for teams to do their work in the long run.
  • Suggest improvements and solutions that will help achieve the project's objectives.
  • Report the concerns, recommendations, and observations of the programmers to the management team.
  • Monitor the evolution of the game architecture’s and ensure the technologies are working well.
  • Oversee resource planning and recruitment.
  • Adopt a respectful and caring approach to maintain the professional well‑being of the members of your team.

What you bring

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer science or Software engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in game programming
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a team of game programmers
  • Proficient in C++ and other programming languages commonly used in game production
  • Participation in at least one full game production or equivalent as a lead programmer
  • Impeccable strategic leadership and communication skills
  • Remain calm when facing challenging situations (you know that there is always a solution)
  • A deep understanding of video game production with an ease to see the perspectives of other game production disciplines

What to send our way

  • Your CV highlighting your education, experience, and skills 

About Ubisoft Sherbrooke

Ubisoft Sherbrooke is a multidisciplinary team of passionate people. Joining us means being part of a close-knit and welcoming family. It also means working in a human-sized studio where flexibility and interaction are the order of the day. 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: family life, the outdoors, restaurants, outings with friends... joining Ubisoft Sherbrooke also means discovering an urban-casual lifestyle!   

We're looking for committed creators and forward-looking talents who want to take on challenges as a team.  

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.

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