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Associate Lead Programmer - VR [Unannounced Project] (f/m/d)


Ubisoft Blue Byte GmbH


Dusseldorf, Germany


Programming and Development



Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Company Description

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has development studios in 28 countries and sells video games in more than 55 countries around the globe. We are committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to players. In our German offices in Düsseldorf, Mainz and Berlin, we are working on brands like "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege", "Far Cry", "James Cameron's Avatar", "Beyond Good & Evil 2", "Ubisoft Escape Games", "The Settlers", "Anno" and many more.
In order to continue delivering highly qualitative and innovative game plays we are looking for a motivated and passionate Associate Lead Programmer (f/m/d) that aspires to take games to the next level. In this AAA VR Unannounced Project you will build up and maintain high-value productions as Developer in a multi-cultural team. With your experience, you are able to provide a strong technical background, collaborate with teams all around the world bringing your knowledge to the table. Job Description

As Associate Lead Programmer, you will primarily perform the responsibilities of a Senior Programmer, designing and implementing gameplay and non-gameplay system for the project and performing code reviews. In addition, you will assist the Lead Programmer by managing a small number (typically 3-5) of Junior and/or Intermediate Programmers, fostering their growth and development and promoting a good climate within the team.  
This is a permanent position based in Düsseldorf, Germany, and requires working onsite.  

  • ​Play a Senior role in the design and development of architecture and features.
  • Design, implement and maintain game and engine systems. 
  • Implement and optimize code in the language of the project (typically C# or C++). 
  • Identify risks and opportunities presented during the development and provide solutions to resolve potentially complex problems. 
  • Gather feedback and evaluate the work performed by team, analyze their impact on the project, and help them use this information to improve and grow. 
  • Mentor, manage and regularly review team members to establish a cohesive and effective team. 
  • Guide and empower team members to achieve objectives set by producers in good time and to high quality. 
  • Mentor team members and guide them in pursuing learning objectives which strengthen their skills and increase their future contributions to the team and studio. 
  • Reports to the Lead Programmer and provides an extension to that role for larger teams, while receiving mentorship from the Lead Programmer to grow management and leadership skills

  • Experience as a Senior Programmer and a strong desire to help mentor/grow others. 
  • Experience leading a team or mentoring junior team members preferred. 
  • 5+ years of development experience and shipped at least 1 title. 
  • Master, Bachelor or equivalent in computer science or engineering. 
  • Experience in development for PC VR (preferred), console and mobile (desirable). 
  • Strong programming skills in Unity/C# (required) and C++ (preferred). 
  • Proficient in refactoring and optimizing existing systems. 
  • Excellent debugging and problem solving skills. 
  • Understanding of multi-threaded principles (preferred). 
  • Ability to work efficiently with a large, existing code base. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team. 
  • Comfortable planning tasks and dependencies for yourself and team members. 

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