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Game Director – Ubisoft Sherbrooke

Joveo CA

This is a Full-time position in Sherbrooke, QC posted May 11, 2022.

Job Description As a game director at Ubi Sherbrooke, you transform a creative vision into a variety of systems and mechanics that combine to create an engaging experience for players to enjoy.

You provide your team with the general guidelines to design their specific gameplay features and allow them the flexibility to experiment and iterate.

While your designers focus on their areas of ownership, you pay attention to the larger picture, overseeing the game’s overall outcome: progression, pace, balance, and – of course – quality.

You ensure that all elements related to design work together cohesively to fit the intended experience and make it fun.

What you’ll do Work with the creative director and other core team members to define the game and unify your visions.

Develop your game design direction + communicate (and emphasize) it across the production floor.

Support your game designers in developing their features (e.G.

gameplay rules, progression systems, combat systems, weapon attributes, artificial intelligence behaviours, 3Cs, etc.) + provide mentorship and constructive feedback to achieve quality.

Collaborate with interdependent teams to align all design, technical, graphic, and narrative elements.

Review and discuss budgets & timelines with the producer + keep the editorial team up to date on progress and milestones.

Adapt to technical and production constraints, feedback, and playtest results, readjusting your design direction when need be.

Follow up on features post-launch to improve, add, or remove components; interpreting data to inform decision-making.

Occasionally travel locally and abroad to present the game, meet with external partners, visit co-dev studios, etc.

Anticipate technological advancements and stay up to date on market trends to evolve our production processes and define our best practices + share them with our studios.

Qualifications What you bring Around 7 years of game design experience (or other relevant experience) + 3 years of leadership In-depth knowledge of game engines (e.G.

Unity or Unreal) & their limitations, Photoshop, and the Office Suite (especially Excel and PowerPoint) A highly innovative, empathetic, creative, and collaborative spirit A degree in Game Design (or related training) Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, problem-solving, organizational, and mentorship skills Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility Ability to sift through data and come to meaningful conclusions Familiarity with online gaming communities and live streaming platforms (e.G.

Twitch) A solid understanding of the market & a (fiery) passion for video games What to send our way Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, and skills About Us Additional Information Ubisoft Sherbrooke is set to open its doors in 2022.

In the heart of Sherbrooke, this new studio will be composed of multidisciplinary teams dedicated to developing iconic franchises that engage millions worldwide.

We’re looking for passionate creators who want to make exceptional games and deliver memorable experiences to our players.

Joining Ubi Sherbrooke means playing a major role in the video game industry.

It represents contributing to advancing Ubisoft’s tech and shaping the economic and social landscape of the Eastern Townships.

These are local efforts with positive, far-reaching impacts!

The world of work is changing.

And so are we.

Our universal vacation time, hybrid and flexible work, competitive benefits, and host of learning opportunities will allow you to reach your full potential.

Here, work-life balance is at the core of our day-to-day.

At the Sherbrooke studio, you’ll discover a workplace that sparks inspiration and connection: an environment with an array of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Our desire to dream big, take risks, and constantly improve will contribute to the innovation and boundary-pushing that will result in our collective success.

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.