Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original & memorable entertainment experiences. We build worlds that are a playground for the imagination, offering moments of surprise, fun and adventure as well as opportunities for learning and self-discovery. At Ubisoft, you’ll grow and collaborate with highly talented teams from around the world. Our massively friendly work environment will inspire you to go above and beyond to create worlds people will fall in love with. Whether as an elite spy, a master assassin, or a fearless explorer, we put the player at the heart of all our games.
Ubisoft Toronto is a growing and diverse team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA games. Since opening our studio in 2010, our team has shipped the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist as lead studio, and Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and Far Cry Primal in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal. In 2012, we opened our state-of-the-art Performance Capture Studio, and Playtest. We are currently working on Watch_Dogs 2 and For Honor in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, as well as several top-secret, unannounced projects.
Ubisoft Toronto is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016.
At Ubisoft Toronto, the Game Director owns the project’s design challenges and translates creative vision into mechanics, systems, and player experience.
Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.
Design Guru: You bring five-plus years of experience to the table, have shipped AAA products as either a game design lead or a game director, and you are ready to share that experience with a team of designers; you’re a mentor, a guide, and a leader among your team.
Expert Communicator: You know how to communicate big ideas to executives, team members, and partner studios; you can succinctly define your vision and break it down to the smallest detail, using it to inspire those around you and motivate your team.
Player Advocate: You are an expert on the video game industry and its evolution, aware of market trends and equipped to lead your team in creating the next big hit; you’re relentless in your pursuit of quality and attempt to capture it in every aspect of what you do.
The main and routine functions of the Game Director are to:
Collaborate with the Creative Director to create vision that is innovative, strong, appropriate, fitting with IP, and implementable by the team;
Follow through and ensure that the project vision is reflected in all stages of design and implementation;
Inspire and energize the team, utilizing pillars, research, and references to lead them towards creative success;
Guide and support the game design team, defining the methods and strategies appropriate to the project and championing them;
Demonstrate pragmatism, weighing the ‘perfect vision’ against the realities of development and seeing your project through to completion;
Collaborate with other teams within the Ubisoft family, harmonizing design throughout the company and working directly with those other studios as necessary.
Bachelors in computer science, software engineering, industrial design, game design or equivalent;
Minimum 5+ years’ experience in video game design and production;
Must have shipped 1 or more AAA console game(s);
Experience supervising a team between 15-20 people;
Previous experience on a Ubisoft brand is a plus.
· Competitive Salary
· Comprehensive Benefits Package:
o Disability Insurance
o Dental Insurance
o Extended medical insurance
o (Optional) RRSP contribution
o Bonus (If Applicable)
Why Ubisoft Toronto?
Scored by The Economist as the Best City to Live, our studio is located in the trendy Junction Triangle located in West Toronto, close to TTC, the hottest bars and restaurants, and excellent coffee shops. We celebrate successes as a team at our monthly UbiBash events, and invite our families to events throughout the year including our annual Kids Holiday Party and Summer BBQ. We give back to help make our community better through our team volunteer days and fundraising activities. We hold regular game jams to fuel our team’s creativity. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and provides the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process. Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development, flexible days, on-site Yoga and Bootcamp classes, fresh fruit, Life Drawing classes, as well as spontaneous team surprises such as Pi Day, Star Wars Day, and Halloween.
We hunt for talent from across the industry – seasoned experts that know what it takes to ship world-class games and the next generation of game developer all-stars. We value team chemistry and a desire to grow our studio together. If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for? Apply to join us now!
Ubisoft Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. The studio welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.