Technical Director – Level Design [Splinter Cell]
On being a Technical Director, Level Design at Ubisoft Toronto:
As a Technical Director, Level Design at Ubisoft Toronto, you’re the link between a design vision and its technical implementation.
With a high-level understanding of our tech, plus visibility on the project as a whole, you provide expert insight, tools, and support to steer a game – and its creators – towards success.
Though every day of development brings its own mix of anticipated and unforeseen challenges, you never lose sight of the big picture. As a strategic thinker and tactical planner, you balance short-term priorities with long-term goals to efficiently handle whatever comes your way while consistently considering the future impacts of your choices.
Thanks to your knowledge, adaptability, and willingness to help, not only can team members on your project look to you for information and direction, but so can others. You’re a go-to person for guidance and a valuable resource for Ubisoft employees worldwide.
Type of Position: Permanent, full-time; Toronto, Ontario; Hybrid, flexible work environment
What you’ll do:
- Collaborate with other core team members to develop the overall vision & determine technical feasibility of your area of ownership (e.g. AI, mission, world, cinematics, etc.);
- Identify and analyze risks (engine, data, features, etc.);
- Assess existing tools + occasionally design custom ones to support design pipelines and workflows;
- Train team members on tools and techniques + raise awareness of new processes;
- Assist content creators with their technical needs & bridge communication between design and programming;
- Review and give your input on integrated work & find solutions to fix bugs;
- Maintain technical documentation (e.g. procedures, how-to guides, etc.);
- Prepare post-mortems + recommend ways to evolve how we create and integrate data;
- Anticipate technological advancements and stay up to date on market trends to define our best practices + share them with our studios;
- Participate in recruitment to build the technical design team & foster their growth.
What it takes to make it:
- BS Computer Science or Engineering is an asset;
- Minimum 3+ years’ experience as a technical level designer (in every phase of the production process an important asset) or equivalent;
- In-depth knowledge of game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal) & their limitations and the Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio);
- Familiarity with bug tracking software (e.g. Jira), version management systems (e.g. Perforce), and basic programming;
- An innovative, collaborative, and solution-oriented spirit ;
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, mentorship, and presentation skills;
- Critical thinking, time management, and organizational capabilities;
- Attention to detail, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility.
We know that 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.
What to send our way:
- Your CV, highlighting your background, skills, and any games shipped
- A strong portfolio or demo reel
- A hybrid, flexible work model
- Six weeks of vacation
- An enhanced parental leave program
- Comprehensive Total Rewards Package:
- Disability Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Extended medical insurance
- (Optional) RRSP contribution
- Relocation Assistance
- Bonus (If Applicable)
Life at Ubisoft
At Ubisoft Toronto, we look for people who are excited to create the future of games in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We believe that embracing our individuality helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.
When you’re a member of our team, your professional development is a priority. You’ll have opportunities to be challenged, learn and grow in your role. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within game development while working with Ubisoft’s most powerful technologies – from game engines to performance capture and more. Annual performance reviews and salary increases will help you further your career and grow with our studio. We also offer hybrid remote work options, six weeks of vacation for all employees, an enhanced parental leave program, a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development.
We celebrate the big and small moments together – with virtual events, get togethers, giveaways and more. In addition to our “right to disconnect” philosophy, the studio offers a variety of health and wellness initiatives including yoga, an on-site gym, flexible work hours, and other programs to create a better, sustainable work environment for our teams.
We encourage you to read our Code of Conduct prior to applying. It is our collective responsibility at Ubisoft Toronto to maintain a respectful and inclusive work environment, and be the best possible place to work and grow. Knowing and respecting our Code of Conduct’s principles and guidelines is key to achieving that goal.
At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our player community, is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team and embodies our core values – trust, integrity, excellence and care.
We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+.
If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?
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We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.
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