Lead Tools Programmer

Lead Tools Programmer

Ubisoft

Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Lead an engineering team within a collaborative multidiscipline environment with a focus on the three pillars of Leadership at Ubisoft: Care about People, Drive Performance and Development and Lead in Complexity.

What Will You Do

  • Build an effective team to ensure it is fully resourced, a manageable size and a good mix of levels and foster the team player culture;
  • Plan, prioritise and set inspiring objectives for your team members all year long;
  • Empower your team members with clear expectations and hold them accountable for their key results;
  • Provide your team members with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development -- ensuring positive acknowledgement of all achievements, both big and small;
  • Enable your team members to reflect and prepare their future in their role and at Ubisoft;
  • Engage and positively influence team members and stakeholders around a vision;
  • Navigate through ambiguity and embrace change with a positive mindset;
  • Create the environment for initiatives and ideas to emerge and grow;
  • Care about people: be exemplary and supportive;
  • Communicate with impact and promote an open dialogue within your team.

Other Responsibilities

  • Work with stakeholders to create task estimates, track schedules and development efforts across the team;
  • Ensure your team participates in standard studio development processes;
  • Liaise with internal and external middleware technology providers, and console manufacturers;
  • Balance active code development with the management requirements and responsibilities of a discipline lead;
  • Ensure the delivery of practical and timely solutions that meet design and technical requirements;
  • Ensure code is modular, self-contained, and defensive and observes the technical constraints on the system by leading regular technical design and code reviews;
  • Define good programming practices and coding standards, and ensure they are prioritised within the team through regular peer code reviews;
  • Continually review development processes to identify potential improvements;
  • Be an advocate and ambassador for technology sharing across projects;
  • Supporting the line manager in any ad hoc tasks and duties.

What Will You Bring

  • Able to create, manage and track schedules for a team of engineers;
  • Excellent C/C# programming skills, with excellent knowledge of object oriented development;
  • Familiarity with common scheduling, task and issue tracking tools – MS Project, Jira, etc;
  • Self-motivated and pro-active with a strong work ethic;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and general soft skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of common algorithms, data structures and patterns, and the ability to apply them to problems while keeping constraints and performance in mind;
  • Knowledge of most areas of game development (physics, AI, gameplay, rendering, online, tools, UI, audio) with expertise in at least 1 area;
  • Proven ability to analyse unfamiliar code of a significant complexity to understand and extend the functionality of an existing module;
  • In-depth knowledge of different software development methods such as Test Driven Development, Unit Testing, Agile, etc;
  • Proven ability to debug defects of a significant complexity, including memory related issues, multi-threading, and assembly level debugging.

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