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Programming Team Lead – Anvil Pipeline

Full-time - REF19986C

Job description

As a team lead within Anvil, you are the guide of a team of talented and inspired programmers, responsible for the development of technologies essential to the creation of the games long awaited by Ubisoft fans. Your team successfully achieves its ambitions thanks to your technological know-how, your leadership and your ability to make informed decisions when facing challenges. You are proud and passionate about the systems you create together. 

Your global vision and your understanding of the role of each member of your team allow you to coordinate the work and multiply the result of each person's efforts. When your team is motivated, collaborative and together, you deliver quality systems that interact in a coherent way, you know that you are helping to provide a rich user experience. Supervising your team really motivates you.

About Anvil

Anvil is a Game Engine developed internally at Ubisoft and used worldwide to power the greatest AAA games. Originally developed alongside the release of the original Assassin’s Creed in 2007 to build one dynamic open world games it has since evolved to support a huge variety of game genres and platforms. Play the most tactical 5vs5 FPS in Rainbow 6 Siege on your PC or jump into a mass multiplayer playground in Rider’s Republic on your next generation console …. there is no limit with Anvil.

In the Anvil team we strongly believe in empowering our developers and enabling them to build the most innovative, amazing-looking and enriching game experiences. If you join us you will be working in close collaboration with multiple production teams and help us create a cutting-edge production pipeline featuring powerful core services and easy-to-use tools. Fancy joining the Anvil community?

What you'll do

A typical day is to bring your team together to discuss the progress of the assigned tasks. You review notable bugs and see how best to approach them. You communicate regularly with heads of other disciplines to plan, assess risks and deliver on time. You are sometimes called upon to actively participate in the programming process with your team. 

You keep your project manager up-to-date on the evolution of your mandates and you meet other managers, both from your project and from others, to discuss ways to improve processes and share technologies. You are also responsible for supporting each member of your team in improving their technical and interpersonal skills. You have their well-being at heart and you actively participate in their development within the organization.


What you bring

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or computer engineering 
  • A minimum of 8 years of software development experience 
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in managing a team of programmers (task distribution, performance evaluation, etc.) 
  • A good command of different programming languages ​​(C ++, C #, SQL, WPF and others) 
  • Excellent communication and strategic leadership skills 
  • The ability to stay calm in difficult situations (you know there is always a solution)
  • The ability to put yourself in the shoes of other trades and users of your systems
  • Strong interest in the video game production process 


What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, and skills

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

Additional informations

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.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.