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Programming Team Lead (Harbour)

Full-time - REF14615O

Job description

Harbour: online solutions at Ubisoft
As Ubisoft’s online platform developer, Harbour helps bring high-quality connected experiences to millions of players worldwide. Working alongside production teams, we leverage state-of-the-art solutions to enable value-filled features in all our online games – throughout their development and while they’re live. With a view of Ubisoft’s entire digital ecosystem and a long-term approach to online gaming, we focus on finding the right solution for the right purpose. And if the solution we need doesn’t exist yet? That’s just an opportunity for us to create it.


As a Programming Team Lead within Harbour, you'll oversee a small group of back-end programmers to develop innovative solutions that let Ubisoft production teams give players new, reliable, connected, and rewarding online experiences.

Regardless of the specific product, you'll be responsible for planning, following up on your team's work, and helping them develop new features to resolve interesting problems.

Your team will accomplish everything it sets out to do because of your technical expertise, leadership, and skill at making sound choices. You're great at inspiring your team and creating a culture of listening that motivates people to take initiative and be accountable.


What you'll do

A typical week will include prioritizing and anticipating issues to deliver optimized, reliable, and scalable solutions. Looking ahead, you'll help plan the roadmap and future features for the long term. Although you may spend some time programming, that won't necessarily be the case based on the project.

You'll follow up with Harbour partners and users on game production teams. You'll work with your direct supervisor, as well as technical experts assigned to the project.

The well-being of others matters to you. You'll meet team members regularly, listening attentively and giving constructive feedback.

You'll also talk about ways to improve processes, identify dependencies, and share technologies with managers from your project and other projects.


What you bring

  • Experience developing and managing online solutions, including:
    - DevOps and SRE practices
    - microservice architecture
    - RESTful APIs
    - cloud technologies (ex. AWS, GCP, etc.)
    - containerization and orchestration technologies (ex. Docker, ECS, Kubernetes, etc.)
    - CI/CD pipelines (ex. GitLab)
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one of these programming languages: C#, TypeScript, NodeJS, Python, Go
  • Experience managing teams (ideally using Agile methodology) 
  • An innovative spirit: you're regularly on the lookout for ways to improve in a constantly evolving environment
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • A desire to continually learn new cloud technologies (the technologies that power the massive Harbour platform are always in motion, the team, too)


Just a heads up: If you require a work permit, your eligibility may depend on your education and years of relevant work experience, as required by the government.


What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your background and skills

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

Additional informations

About us

Creating the unknown since 1997. At Ubisoft Montreal, we’re united by a common goal: to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We develop iconic franchises that engage millions around the world, like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Rainbow Six, Watch Dogs – and, well, we can’t disclose all our secrets just yet.

Our biggest strength is – and always will be – our people: the immensely talented team members surrounding, supporting, and producing the high-quality games that have made our studio what it is today.

When you join Ubi MTL, you’ll discover a workplace that sparks inspiration and connection: an environment with a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We offer a collaborative space that provides career advancement, a host of learning opportunities, and meaningful benefits centred on well-being.

Here, our shared desire to dream big, take risks, and constantly improve contributes to the innovation and boundary-pushing that ultimately leads to our collective success.


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.