Technical Design Director

Do you enjoy solving technical problems while being at heart of things? Can you easily switch between high- and low-resolution strategies? Then this job is for you!

The Mission

We are looking for a Technical Design Director to realise and follow-up on design vision & technical implementation for an ambitious unannounced project here in Stockholm Sweden.

As our Technical Design Director, you’ll garner a high-level of understanding for our design ambition and how it can be achieved with our expanding technical toolbox. During our different phases of production, you’ll alternate between a resolution of high detail and high level to deliver solutions and direction for both designers and technical teams, to realise a one-of-a-kind design for our project.

Our Motive

We know you have fantastical powers and for us it is important you get to show your magic. To do this, we are creating strong autonomous teams with independent decision-making, and freedom to try out new things and show why it works. For us it is important that you get to shine by being creative: to take deliberate decisions, poke holes  in things when required, to navigate through known pitfalls and care for your craft by honoring your commitments.

In this role, you’ll liaise with key stakeholders and be the bridge between our Game Director and our Technical Director for Gameplay. Furthermore, you will direct and generate briefs for a team of complementary skills and abilities to provide solutions for new exciting challenges.

Your responsibility

  • You will define how various game systems are best architected and built, bridging the gap between design and tech implementation.
  • You will continuously analyse our design development, working together with key stakeholders to develop contingency and apply mitigation as needed (engine, data, features, etc).
  • You will assess our existing tools and be able to roll up your sleeves and design custom ones when needed, to support our design pipelines and workflows.
  • You will be part of driving our technical ambition and stay up to date on market trends to define our best practices and share that knowledge with our teams.
  • You will lead, mentor and build a team of Technical Designers that can follow your lead and work across various areas of the project, helping and guiding teams to deliver even greater features.

We would love if you...

  • Have a few years' experience as a game developer having shipped games, ideally in a leadership position within either game design or programming working closely with design.
  • Have a genuine interest in the 'How?' of Game development.
  • Find great joy in bridging the gap between Design and Technology, collaborating with others to help them achieve their goals.
  • Want to find the best fit solution to complex problems, finding compromises for strong-willed stakeholders with differing needs.
  • Have working knowledge of editors and good understanding of programming & script languages
  • You are used to working in an international environment and to express yourself fluently in English.

 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Some of your colleagues

Ubisoft Stockholm

Östermalmsgatan 87c
114 59 Stockholm Directions

Why Ubisoft Stockholm?

We are all game developers - no matter what your job title is! We are a family with shared interests and dreams, to create the best possible workplace and make better games. As a family we value your opinion and do our best to create an environment for you to improve your skills in and grow as a person. On your first day here, these are just some of the benefits that will be available to you:

  • Job Empowerment

    We offer you a workplace where autonomy is the norm. You are the creative, and our foremost objective is to make sure you have freedom to own your decisions. We encourage you to go where no one else has gone before.

  • Creative thinking

    We know that everyone at the studio is creative, no matter what your task is. Making new mistakes is important to us and we always welcome a good discussion on how to make our studio and games better.

  • A Global Family

    Our Studio is just one of many studios that makes Ubisoft so fantastic. You will have opportunity to form new relationships with craft leaders from all the world and attend joint gatherings & events to share and learn from your peers.

EXPLORE YOUR BOUNDARIES

We offer you a place to test your ideas and where different perspectives and thinking are celebrated. To become the best at what we do, we encourage you to openly discuss and question our choices to ensure the right decisions are made. Everyone here is an equal and we support each other by caring for what we do and by taking responsibility for our actions - staying humble and constantly learning.

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