Level Design Director - World

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Ubisoft Toronto Inc.

224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7

Toronto, Ontario

www.toronto.ubisoft.com

Location of position: Toronto, Ontario

Our Mission

Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown. 

Our Studio 

Ubisoft Toronto was founded in 2010 and has contributed to many award-winning Ubisoft brands including Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, For Honor™ and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®. In 2018, the team at Ubisoft Toronto developed its first new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, a new technology that seamlessly blends physical and digital gameplay.  In 2020, Ubisoft Toronto led the development of the newest game in the Watch Dogs franchise – Watch Dogs: Legion. This is the studio's most ambitious and initiative project to date. Ubisoft Toronto received praise for the tech and design work, for creating the first game in which you can play as anyone in an open world, and for its rich and detailed rendition of future London. Now, in 2021, Ubisoft Toronto on verge of shipping Far Cry 6, the most ambitious Far Cry game to date, featuring the talented Giancarlo Esposito. We’re also kicking off new projects and we can’t wait to share more details once we’re ready

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling industry-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where teams embrace innovative ideas and share knowledge with a genuine collaborative spirit

On being a Level Design Director - World at Ubisoft Toronto

As a World Design Director at Ubisoft Toronto, you will be the creative mind behind the paths players will navigate, the landscapes they’ll explore, and the unique places they’ll travel as they move within an immersive world.

You draft a content-rich map and then guide a talented group of level designers to bring its layouts and locations to life. As an empathetic mentor, you step in to help your team polish and combine their pieces to provide players with a cohesive and captivating world at their fingertips. 

Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.

The daily life of a Level Design Director - World at Ubisoft Toronto

  • Collaborate with the mission design director and other core team members to define the vision of a game;
  • Brainstorm and research to plan the world guidelines;
  • Assist level designers during prototyping (experiment with designs and explore opportunities);
  • Outline the gameplay experience (landscape, landmarks, layout, flow, etc.) in world documentation that will serve as a reference and source of inspiration throughout development;
  • Coordinate and oversee world level designers as they translate a vision into an engaging player experience;
  • Balance artistic aspects with technical constraints to align all technical, design, graphic, and narrative features;
  • Provide mentorship and constructive feedback to your level design team to achieve quality;
  • Find solutions to issues uncovered by playtesters and cross-functional teams (get to the root of problems to solve them).

What it takes to make it

  • A college diploma in Game Design or equivalent (undergraduate degree an asset);
  • At least 8 years of experience in the video game industry or other relevant experience (architecture or urban planning an asset) and 3 years of leadership experience;
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • A solid understanding of level design and all stages of video game development;
  • Excellent time management, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • An innovative, creative, and collaborative spirit;
  • Ability to accept feedback and adapt to it – you have the flexibility to re-evaluate and adjust your level design direction when and as often as needed!

What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, skills, and any games shipped. 

We Offer: 
•    Competitive Salary
•    Comprehensive Benefits Package:

o    Disability Insurance
o    Dental Insurance
o    Extended medical insurance
o    (Optional) RRSP contribution
o    Relocation Assistance
o    Bonus (If Applicable)

Why Ubisoft Toronto?

At Ubisoft Toronto, we look for people who are excited to create the future of games in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We believe that embracing our individuality helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.

When you’re a member of our team, your professional development is a priority. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews and salary increases to help you further your career and grow with our studio. We also offer a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training, and career development.

We host regular team celebrations, organize events for employees and their families, and offer various health and wellness initiatives including yoga, on-site occupational therapy, flexible work hours, and continuing programs to promote a balanced life. Join us and see for yourself why Ubisoft is rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People multiple years running! 

Join Us!

At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community and is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team. 

We know that skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above. 

We encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. 

If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?  

Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.  

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies, please. 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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