Associate Level Design Director

Ubisoft Toronto Inc. - Toronto, ON (4 months ago)

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Ubisoft Toronto Inc.

224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7

Toronto, Ontario

Location of position: Toronto, Ontario

Our Mission

Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore, and discover new possibilities.

Ubisoft Toronto was founded in 2010 and has contributed to many award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, For HonorTM, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, and Watch Dogs®. In 2018, the team at Ubisoft Toronto developed its first new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and is leading development of Watch Dogs: Legion. Ubisoft Toronto is one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas have a chance to shine and everyone is eager to share knowledge.

Challenge accepted? Join us and Create the Unknown.

On Being an Associate Level Design Director at Ubisoft Toronto

The Associate Level Design Director will oversee the content and quality of the game’s level design. You will also ensure that the pace, the game’s progression and the learning strategy are balanced and in line with the game’s overall vision in order to maximize the user experience.

Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.

What you'll do

  • Create the level design vision based on the creative direction and external sources (reference films, competitor games, design documents) by organizing mission briefings and paying special attention to the quality of the data integration into the engine;
  • Set out the game’s progress (rational level design) in collaboration with the game designer by ensuring that, once established, the steps are clearly communicated to the player through the story, missions and tutorials;
  • Communicate level design expectations to the team in terms of quality and content through documents that describe the gameplay experience and ensure that these expectations are properly understood;
  • Validate the work carried out by the team to ensure that quality objectives are met and that the elements that are produced are in line with the level design vision for the game, especially through iterative reviews to test the player experience;
  • Ensure that level design guidelines are followed by working in close collaboration with the project leads, directors and technical directors and the level design group;
  • Assess game changes based on playtest, editorial or marketing feedback by suggesting solutions that are in line with the level design vision;
  • Contribute to work planning as a content expert in collaboration with planning directors in an effort to find the balance between the quality that is expected and the ability to deliver the game (in terms of time, costs, resources, etc.);
  • Carry out all other related tasks.

What it takes to make it

  • College diploma in Game design or equivalent training.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the video game industry or other relevant experience;
  • Experience in his/her field at all phases in the game production process;
  • Experience as a Team lead or Project leader an asset.

Nice to have

  • Creativity;
  • Ability to communicate a vision;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Perspective;
  • Ability to manage innovation;
  • Client/user focus;
  • Ability to maintain good relations with executives.

We Offer:

Competitive Salary

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Disability Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Extended medical insurance
  • (Optional) RRSP contribution
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Bonus (If Applicable)

Why Ubisoft Toronto?

Located in Toronto's up-and-coming Junction Triangle neighbourhood since 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a studio full of passionate and experienced game developers focused on making innovative and exciting games. With over 35 languages spoken, Ubisoft Toronto is as diverse as the booming city it calls home. At Ubisoft Toronto, we are passionate about positive culture. We host monthly team celebrations, organize events for employees and their families, and we offer a variety of health and wellness initiatives like on-site yoga, on-site occupational therapists, flexible days, and an abundance of fresh fruit to promote a balanced life.

Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and we provide the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process. Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training, and career development.

Join us and see for yourself why Ubisoft is rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People multiple years running!

Join Us!

At Ubisoft Toronto, we look for people who are excited to create the future of games in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We believe that embracing our differences helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome applications from all interested candidates. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation for people with disability upon request.

If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for? Apply to join us now!

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent