Technical Lead

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Full-time
  • Production Technology Group Job: No
  • Flexible Working Organization: Hybrid

Job Description

As a Technical Lead at Ubi MTL, you’re an established leader, an expert in your field, who relies on past learnings to guide decisions in the present and proactively plan for the future.

You steer a team of programmers towards a technical vision, plus produce high-quality code and navigate constraints to turn it into reality.

With a responsibility to help your team of programmers develop their skills, you coach and mentor them, empowering them to innovate and perform at their best.

Thanks to your expertise, credibility, and reliability, not only can developers on your project turn to you for information and direction, but so can others. You’re a go-to person for guidance and a trusted advisor for Ubisoft employees worldwide. 

What you’ll do  

  • Define the technical vision within your area of specialization (e.g. gameplay, animation, UI, physics, AI, 3D, engine, etc.) + plan its technical roadmap.
  • Regularly meet with your programming team to discuss progress; tackle setbacks; share updates; present features; give feedback; informatively and constructively explain the root causes of risks and issues; etc.
  • Mentor and motivate programmers to develop their technical skills + provide them with what they need to work efficiently and achieve quality (tools, pipelines, etc.).   
  • Write elegant code customized to the hardware you’re working with.
  • Provide technical oversight by reviewing code and making technical validations.
  • Anticipate and assess complex, escalated issues + propose adapted solutions.
  • Synch up with other technical leads to remove blockers and keep production moving forward.
  • Communicate with interdependent teams on other projects to exchange information.    
  • Stay up to date on technological advancements and industry standards to define our best practices + share them with our studios.     


What you bring

  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,  Software Engineering, or equivalent 
  • Around 7 years of programming experience + 2 years of technical leadership
  • A deep understanding of a variety of game engines, systems, programming languages, interdependencies, and critical issues
  • The ability to make informed, immediate decisions with minimal long-term impacts
  • A strategic approach to problem-solving: you don’t just patch problems, you solve them so that they never happen again
  • Excellent mentorship, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • A highly innovative and collaborative spirit
  • Effective cross-departmental communication: you can easily communicate with all disciplines + break down complex information for various audiences 
  • A desire to share your knowledge to push the boundaries of technology & help others improve their skills

What to send our way

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

A real live person will review your application. In this case, it’s our talent acquisition specialist Alison. As she learns more about you through your profile, get to know her through the video below.

About us

At Ubisoft Montreal, a preeminent developer of video games located in Montreal’s dynamic Mile-End neighbourhood since 1997, we offer a work environment unique in the industry for allowing you to build and cultivate games that are part of critically acclaimed, iconic AAA franchises of international repute.

When you join Ubi Montreal, you enter a community of passionate, extraordinary developers connected by their need to innovate, to be creative and to work with the latest technology. You’ll discover a world where employees enjoy constant career advancement, a supportive learning environment, and competitive compensation packages.

More than anything, at Ubi Montreal, you will regularly ship a variety of big, quality titles – Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Watch_Dogs, For Honor and… well we can’t disclose all our secrets just yet… – and work with some of the most talented people in the industry.

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.

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