Lead Gameplay Programmer [New IP] (451)

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Leamington Spa
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Jun 2021
Closes
24 Jun 2021
Sectors
IT, Programming
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose

Lead an engineering team within a collaborative multidiscipline environment with a focus on the three pillars of Leadership at Ubisoft: Care about People, Drive Performance and Development and Lead in Complexity.

Leadership Responsibilities

* Build an effective team to ensure it is fully resourced, a manageable size and a good mix of levels and foster the team player culture;

* Plan, prioritise and set inspiring objectives for your team members all year long;

* Empower your team members with clear expectations and hold them accountable for their key results;

* Provide your team members with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development -- ensuring positive acknowledgement of all achievements, both big and small;

* Enable your team members to reflect and prepare their future in their role and at Ubisoft;

* Engage and positively influence team members and stakeholders around a vision;

* Navigate through ambiguity and embrace change with a positive mindset;

* Create the environment for initiatives and ideas to emerge and grow;

* Care about people: be exemplary and supportive;

* Communicate with impact and promote an open dialogue within your team.

Other Responsibilities

* Work with production, engineers, design and art team leads to create task estimates and schedules for the engineering team and track development efforts across the team;

* Ensure your team participates in standard studio development processes;

* Liaise with internal and external middleware technology providers, and console manufacturers;

* Balance active code development with the management requirements and responsibilities of a discipline lead;

* Ensure the delivery of practical and timely solutions by the engineering team that meets the game design and technical requirements;

* Ensure code is modular, self-contained, and defensive and observes the technical constraints on the system by leading regular technical design and code reviews;

* Define good programming practices and coding standards, and ensure they are enforced within the engineering team through regular peer code reviews;

* Ensure the creation of technical documentation for the engineering team as well as other disciplines, and assist in the creation of submission materials as required;

* Continually review the game and development processes to identify potential improvements;

* Be an advocate and ambassador for technology sharing across projects;

* Supporting the line manager in any ad hoc tasks and duties