Producer (Project Management (Games/Animation movies))
Ubisoft Toronto Inc.
224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7
Location of position: Toronto, Ontario
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.
Established in 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a growing and diverse team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA open world games. The studio recently shipped Far Cry 5 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal. At E3 2017, Ubisoft Toronto announced its first new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, an all-new, action-adventure game where players assemble customizable controller-mounted starships and launch into epic, interplanetary adventures. The studio shipped its first lead production, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, to critical acclaim in 2013 and has contributed to multiple award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Watch Dogs®, and For HonorTM.
In 2018 Ubisoft Toronto was honoured as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the third consecutive year, and as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.
As the Producer, you will be responsible for the efficient management of the members of the development team. You will oversee the advancement of the work and the attainment of production objectives as well as ensure high levels of motivation and commitment from team members.
Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.
The main and routine tasks of the Producer are to:
Participate in defining the project deliverables and risks;
Carry out the follow ups on the deliverables with the PM and production managers and provide the senior producer with information on the progress of the work on a regular basis;
Coordinate, delegate, and ensure the organization of the work to be carried out;
Suggest a plan of attack for any delays that could affect the content, schedule, or quality
Ensure proper bug management (bug reports, priorities, etc.);
Ensure and coordinate the liaison for the marketing deliverables (demos, promotional events, product placement integration, etc.);
Participate in promotional activities for the game.
Participate in respecting and following up on the budget;
Determine the purchasing needs for the project (e.g.: software, material).
Identify human resource needs and ensure the creation and follow up of the hiring plan;
Participate in selecting team members.
Act as a coach for the team and provide regular feedback;
Participate in determining training and development needs.
Participate in the team’s performance assessment process;
Take the necessary disciplinary measures during the first steps of the disciplinary process when necessary.
Participate in the creation and development of the project’s organizational structure;
Optimize and improve work methods;
Organize team-building activities (e.g.: t-shirts, meals, activities outside Ubi);
Implement measures that foster communication within the team;
Address difficult team situations (conflicts, communication issues, etc) and take the actions necessary to resolve them;
Ensure communication between crafts and the producers;
Resolve any problem that the team may encounter during production;
Carry out all other related tasks.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business administration or project management.
Minimum 5-10+ years of relevant experience in management;
Must have project management experience in Video Game development environment;
Must have experience managing cross discipline teams of approx. 30-50 people;
Ideally have shipped a minimum of 1 AAA game title in a project mgmt. role.
Analytical and problem solving aptitude;
Experience in recruiting and selecting;
Capacity to analyze risk and make contingency plans;
Be creative and innovative;
Be proactive, dynamic and diplomat;
Result-oriented and work under-pressure;
Excellent communication skills.
Comprehensive Benefits Package:
Extended medical insurance
(Optional) RRSP contribution
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.