Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six Siege, The Division, Ghost Recon, For Honor, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com . The Project Closer is responsible of coordinating and supporting the development team in the last stage of production to ensure that the project is ready to be released from a quality and delivery standpoint.
While collaborating with team leads + producer + project coordinators + QA
To participate on-site on all aspects of the project management:
o Team Coordination: optimization and improvement of production processes; put in place methods that will promote good communication.
o Establish or integrate and support existing Closing Committee.
o Optimally organize workload and priorities.
o Follow the production: define project milestones, manage risks and help establish contingency plans.
Able to evaluate the game’s production progression versus the risks related to the submission planning.
o Respect the objective in term of planning + quality.
o Follow-up & coach the team on its day-to-day management and scoping problems.
o Carry out all other related tasks.
Ø Set up best practices using technical skills
o Jira and closing dashboard set up.
o Put in place and teach closing best practices.
o Bring compliance, UOR and age rating expertise.
Mentoring and training Junior Closing Specialist
o Help with identifying good candidates for Closer positions
o Training Juniors while on missions
Helping with / Participate in audits
o Take part in production audit missions
o Help with identifying good candidates for audit missions
Take an active part on studio and company wide effort to improve production management
o Good interpersonal skills, to integrate and influence an established project.
o Very good communication skills, to keep stakeholders aligned.
o Leadership/Management skills, being able to make things happen with a team.
o Problem solving, required as solving problems is a good part of Closers’ work.
o Critical thinking, to take rational decisions above emotional context.
o Adaptability, each project and team is different, even if the target remains the same