Technical Director (Art)

Jul 08, 2022
Montréal, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

As a Technical Art Director at Ubi MTL, you have the highest-level understanding of what our tech can do, can’t do, yet could do, plus visibility on the project as a whole. You’re responsible for providing expert insight, tools, and support to steer a game – and its creators – towards success.

Working with other directors early on, you discuss intentions before making any commitments. You take into account not only measurable factors such as rendering, performance, and memory, but also intangible ones like timing and momentum. Seeing the facts realistically, you establish an actionable plan to bridge the gap between coming up with ideas and putting them into practice.

Though every day of development brings its own mix of both expected 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, while consistently considering the future impacts of your choices.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with other core team members to develop the overall vision & determine technical feasibility.
  • Identify and analyze risks (engine, data, features, etc.).
  • Assess existing tools + occasionally design custom ones to support art pipelines and workflows & sustain the vision.
  • Meet with technical artists and assistant technical art directors to share information and updates, enforce standards, set benchmarks, give feedback, etc. 
  • Resolve specific, complex, escalated issues & approve technical specifications
  • Prepare post-mortems + recommend ways to evolve how we create and integrate graphic data.
  • Anticipate technological advancements and stay up to date on market trends to define our best practices + share them with our studios and the industry.
  • Participate in recruitment to build the technical art team & foster their growth.

What you bring

  • Art, technical art, or programming experience, or other related experience + leadership experience
  • In-depth knowledge of game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal) & their limitations, 2D art tools (e.g. Photoshop), 3D software (3DS Max, Maya, and Substance Painter), and an understanding of scripting languages (e.g. C#, Python, JavaScript, MaxScript)
  • Familiarity with bug tracking software (e.g. Jira) and version management systems (e.g. Perforce)
  • A highly innovative, collaborative, empathetic, 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

What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, skills, and games shipped
  • Samples of your work or any supporting documentation you find relevant

Just a heads up: If you require a work permit, your eligibility may depend on your education and years of relevant work experience, as required by the government.

Real live people from our team will review your application. In this case, it’s our talent acquisition specialists Yara & Nicole. As they learn more about you through your profile, get to know them through the videos below

À propos de nous

Les équipes d’Ubisoft comptent 20 000 personnes réparties sur plus de 30 pays aux quatre coins du monde et sont liées par une mission commune : enrichir la vie des joueurs et des joueuses au moyen d’expériences de jeu originales et mémorables. Leur énergie et leur talent ont permis de donner vie à de nombreuses franchises acclamées telles que Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six et bien d’autres à venir.  

Ubisoft est une entreprise soucieuse de l’égalité des chances et estime que la diversité des origines et des perspectives est essentielle pour créer des mondes qui permettent l’épanouissement et l’expression de tous·tes. 

Travailler à Ubi MTL, c’est jouir d’un milieu de travail qui éveille la créativité et favorise la connexion. Nous offrons un espace collaboratif axé sur l'avancement professionnel, les occasions d'apprentissage et le bien-être (nos importants avantages sociaux en témoignent!). 

Si vous êtes enthousiaste à l’idée de relever des défis passionnants, d’exploiter les toutes dernières technologies et de prendre part au futur du divertissement, rejoignez-nous pour créer l’inconnu.  

À Ubisoft, vous êtes les bienvenu·es tel·les que vous êtes. Nous accueillons la diversité sous toutes ses formes. Nous nous engageons à favoriser un environnement de travail inclusif et respectueux de toutes les différences.

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