Lead Tools programmer

Lead Tools programmer

Ubisoft

Annecy, France

JOB DESCRIPTION

Ubisoft Annecy studio is currently seeking a Lead Tools Programmer (M/F) to strengthen the production team.

Description of the position:

The Lead Programmer will manage a cross-discipline (programmers, QC engineers and specialists) tools team of 6 people on-site and 4 people remotely in Pune, India. He will also guide the design and implementation of the game editor and related tools and ensure their proper functioning to develop the potential of the engine and increase the efficiency of the production team.

Part of the mission are also supervising the development of a procedural world-creation pipeline, based on the interaction with SideFX Houdini and leading the efforts of the Continuous Automated Testing team.

Main responsibilities:

  • Compile and understand development needs and assess their feasibility so as to best serve the production team;
  • Analyze existing functions in the editor and see how they could be enhanced to fulfill the intentions of the project;
  • Drive improvements by designing and implementing new systems;
  • Collaborate with Technical Directors to enhance the production pipeline;
  • Support the production functions and systems: production workflows in the editor, third-party application plug-ins (3DSMax, Maya, source control, etc,);
  • Supervise and coordinate the development and deployment of the procedural pipeline – the bespoke interaction between our in-house engine and SideFX Houdini;
  • Guide and support the development, deployment and use of automated test suites and related tools;
  • Determine and coordinate fixing of the tools bugs identified by the production team and the tools testers;
  • Document the work so as to transfer knowledge and enable users to understand how to use the new systems and functions;
  • Carry out all other related tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5-10 years’ experience in software tools programming, ideally in the video game industry or equivalent;
  • Relevant experience as a Senior Tools Programmer on a AAA project is a big plus;
  • The applicant must have a first experience in managing a team, OR the will to evolve as a Lead programmer.

Essential Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering or equivalent training;
  • Excellent knowledge of C# and C++; Python is a plus;
  • Ability to understand user needs and take them into account when programming;
  • Autonomous, proactive, problem-solving, analytical mindset;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

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