Lead AI Designer

Are you ready to lead and coordinate the next big AI initiative in games? Do you love working with mixed teams to craft something unique together? Then hear us out!

The Mission 

We are looking for a someone who can be our Lead AI Designer to lead our AI design area on an ambitious unannounced project here in Stockholm Sweden.  

As our Lead AI Designer, you’ll be responsible for the make-up of good AI behaviour and for creating archetypes and designing systems that will keep our players on their toes.    We are looking for you who has plenty of AI experience and a leadership mindset but we do not require you to have had the title in the past. 
You will collaborate with our Design leads of other areas to ensure our gameplay is coherent, and offers just the right level of entertainment for our players. You will lead the daily development of your area, ensure all elements work together and refine them to uncover game experiences that are as interesting as they are fun for our players.

Our Plan

We know you have fantastic potential 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, 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 honouring your commitments.


In this role, you’ll join our Game Design craft and report to our Associate Game Director within 3C’s (Character, Control & Camera)  & AI . You will collaborate to create high-level designs and lead both designers and cross-disciplinary teams in developing systems and encounters ready for our players to be experienced.

In this role you will... 

  • Collaborate with  other Design leads to create a high-level vision for AI.
  • Guide designers and cross-disciplinary teams in development of NPCs and AI systems.
  • Engage with the wider Design team to untap creative potential and craft something unique together.
  • Design AI systems and archetypes that will populate our game world and how they behave during various encounters.  
  • Constantly stay curious of AI design, explore and research future potential in the space and collaborate with our programmers to find a path forward.
  • Coordinate with Associate Director, Directors, and producers to update on needs, timelines, and the pulse of your team.
  • Have the opportunity to mentor junior and intermediate designers.

We would love if you... 

  • Have experience from owning a similar design area or experience as AI programmer.
  • Have several years of experience working with AI archetypes and combat encounters, preferably in game(s) that have been shipped.
  • Understand and can design (with support) a few AI systems as for example: combat directors, spawn directors, simulation loops, AI assistant, decision making systems, target selection systems, etc.
  • Know your way with AI tools and systems inside any modern game engine, such as Unreal, Frostbite, Snowdrop, CryEngine, Dawn etc. 
  • Can work in an international environment and express yourself fluently in English.
  • Have experience from leading teams and a passion for AI in games.

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

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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