- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
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.
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, Far Cry Primal and Watch Dogs 2 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal. In 2012, we opened our state-of-the-art Performance Capture Studio, and Playtest. We are currently working on 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 2017.
The network programmer develops solutions for players and friends to connect and play together in real-time on a local network or the Internet. You will work with designers and other game developers to help them innovate and exploit opportunities offered by network technologies. You will ensure the best multiplayer experience possible given game design and network constraints.
Type of position: Permanent, full-time
The main and routine tasks of the Network Programmer are to:
Propose, implement and further develop solutions:
to synchronize gameplay between several players
to analyze and optimize bandwidth usage and latency effects of key systems
to validate, measure and monitor replication quality under varying network conditions
to mitigate cheating & griefing
to support downloadable content (DLC)
associated with player matchmaking, engagement and other social features adapted to online games
Establish the technical guidelines for game designers to avoid limits and degradations associated with network constraints
Collaborate with game designers to help them innovate and exploit the opportunities offered by network technology
Document the work done to transfer knowledge and allow users (other trades) to understand how to use the new systems and network functionalities
Debug and correct network issues identified by other trades and the quality control team
Bachelors in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent training or experience.
3+ years’ experience in video game development
TCP/IP and UDP
Experience with matchmaking, ranking, tracking
Prediction, replication, bandwidth and multiplayer concepts
Good analytical and synthesizing abilities;
Autonomous and resourceful;
Ability to take initiative;
Attention to detail;
Flexibility in work organization;
Good communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to work as part of a team;
Ability to adapt to change;
· 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
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.