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Team Lead – Dev Test

Full-time - REF5634J

Job description

As a Development Test Team Lead at Ubi MTL, you will be the fuel that drives team efficiency and content quality. You’ll guide a talented team of development testers while overseeing the overall development of a game. 

You’re a go-to person for advice and a point of contact for all of production – artists, designers, programmers, and more. Constantly on the lookout for opportunities for progress, you come up with solutions that not only improve our processes but also set your team members up for success. You ensure that every one of their thoroughly tested features is accounted for, so that bugs and glitches don’t slip through the cracks and into the hands of our players.

 

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with the production team to understand the overall game vision & design documentation.
  • Partner with project managers to help plan tasks and milestones + create the quality control calendar.
  • Oversee your development testing team test their features (e.g. mission, AI, audio, UI, engine, online, etc.) & build their test plans.
  • Regularly meet with your team to follow up on test plans, provide feedback and coaching, discuss progress, tackle setbacks, coordinate bug correction, flag risks, set benchmarks, etc.
  • Adapt to technical and production constraints, updating the quality control calendar when and as often as needed.
  • Put together and evaluate post-mortems to continuously improve our efforts.
  • Carry out the annual evaluations of your development testers. 
  • Stay up to date on testing best practices, strategies, and techniques to keep up with the industry + develop your skills and refresh your knowledge.
  • Participate in recruitment to build your development testing team & foster their long-term growth.

Qualifications

What you bring

  • A college diploma in a video game-related program or equivalent training 
  • At least 2 years of leadership experience in quality control or quality assurance, or related experience (project management an asset)
  • Knowledge of bug tracking software (e.g. Jira), test creation software (e.g. TestRail), and game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal) & their limitations
  • Solid understanding of test principles & methodologies and basic programming
  • A highly innovative, empathetic, and collaborative spirit
  • Exceptional problem-solving, organizational, communication, mentorship, and interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking, attention to detail, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility
  • A solid understanding of the market & a (fiery) passion for video games

 

What to send our way

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

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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.

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