Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Winnipeg



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 Winnipeg: Our Mission
Ubisoft Winnipeg is the newest addition to the Ubisoft Canadian studios family, a collective of AAA game development teams dedicated to creating immersive, engaging worlds for our players around the world. We are the only Ubisoft studio focused on creating technology to empower our creators – at all of our Canadian studios – to build even better worlds across our major brands such as Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs. This leading-edge studio is the vanguard of technology and tool advancement in video game development. We're looking for people who are passionate about technology. They love solving problems. They're adaptable. They're creative. They can find new ways to solve problems that no one has thought of before. They are people from here in Winnipeg, from across Canada and from around the world. We're looking for people from many different industries including: video games, technology, education and more, to build our innovative, diverse and talented team.
Lead Programmer
The Lead Programmer will be a main stakeholder in the implementation of the Winnipeg Studio's strategic vision to create the best tools in the video game industry. You will recruit, train, mentor and motivate a team of developers to enable Ubisoft teams to create larger, more immersive open worlds for our AAA games. As the technical representative of the Winnipeg Studio, the Lead Programmer will work collaboratively with teams in Ubisoft's studios to fully develop the potential of our game engines and improve the efficiency of the production teams.
Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.
The main and routine tasks of the Lead Programmer are to:
Build, inspire, and mentor a cohesive programming team;
Determine the technical strategy for the Winnipeg Studio by working with the Technical Architect and in collaboration with other Ubisoft teams;
Contribute to development as required, actively writing code and designing systems, while balancing management requirements;
Establish best practices and programming standards and lead regular code reviews;
Work with the production teams to create task and schedule estimates for the programming team and track development efforts across the team;
Continually review the pipeline development process and identify areas that need improvement;
Ensure the creation of strong technical documentation.
Bachelor of Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent training or experience.
Relevant Skills and Experience
5+ years of experience as a Lead Programmer, preferrably in the game industry;
Demonstrate a passion for video game pipeline and tools development;
Understand the value of a customer-service and client-focused development approach;
Experience in multiple aspects of game technology development (audio, 3D, animation, gameplay, UI, network and tools);
Extensive knowledge of C/C++ programming and debugging;
Candidate must be self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to collaborate and work well with other disciplines;
Experience using multiple commercial game engines is a plus.
Other Skills
Problem solving skills;
Driven by complex challenges;
Strong communicator;
Team player;
Flexible and able to adapt to changes.

We Offer:
Competitive Salary
Comprehensive Benefits Package:
Disability Insurance
Dental Insurance
Extended medical insurance
(Optional) RRSP contribution
Bonus (If Applicable)
Join Us!
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

About the company

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms.

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