Data Manager [Build & Release Specialist] (253)

Job Description

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Ubisoft Reflections is a lead studio with a 35-year heritage and known for technical innovation, creating immersive worlds and vehicle & driving technology. The studio has collaborated with creative teams from other Ubisoft studios from around the world to contribute to the creation of some of the industry’s most acclaimed AAA games, the most recent of which include Watch Dogs Legion, Tom Clancy’s The Division & The Division 2, Assassins Creed Syndicate, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands as well as ground-breaking in-house projects, such as the award-winning Grow Home and Grow Up series.

The Data Manager will provide critical support to all game projects within the studio. They ensure the smooth operation of vital software services, perform key data operations within our build pipeline and source control systems, and critically they provide help-desk troubleshooting for our project development environment through working closely with IT.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a support role for production tools and pipelines to users within the studio and its projects.
  • Responsible for the consistency of data and versions as well as ensuring the successful delivery of game builds to the various teams requiring them.
  • Configure, maintain and provide account / administrative support for our source control systems (Perforce).
  • Follow and uphold best practices for SCM and help support branch management and integration requests.
  • Monitor build system for failures and errors and flag these to build engineers, development team and QC as appropriate.
  • Proactively develop an understanding of multiple build system technologies used within the group (e.g. Dashboard, Jenkins, Team City, QuickBuild)
  • Ensure quality and tracking of daily data generations.
  • Proactively predict and resolve future issues (e.g. capacity constraints, maintenance intervals, etc).
  • Proactively propose, develop and deploy improvements to our production processes and look for opportunities to optimise developer workflow.
  • Identify tool support requirements for the team and proactively discuss requirements with the Tools Team.
  • Be a primary point of contact for external support teams (HQ, Studio Collaboration etc.).
  • Maintain a good general knowledge of the production pipelines and tools and provide up-to-date documentation on workflow methods, pipeline systems within a centralised accessible location.
  • Collaborate with partner studios to share technology and best practices.

Qualifications

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of a source control system (Perforce is especially beneficial)
  • A rigorous and structured approach with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • A proactive attitude, resourceful nature and someone who thrives on autonomy.
  • Ability to work calmly, considered and with purpose under pressure.
  • Technical competency to understand the intricacies of pipelines and production tools and the ability to identify bottlenecks or other avenues for improvement.
  • An interest in safekeeping and organizing data with strong work ethics around this.

Beneficial Experience

  • Experience and understanding of IT Systems, RAID, Networking
  • An aptitude for scripting or knowledge of at least one scripting language.
  • Experience with automated build systems and continuous integration
  • Experience of working within games development, preferably with at least one published title

Additional Information

Benefits & Relocation

Flexible working, 22 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown, private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and many more...

Relocation assistance is available to anyone currently living 50 miles or more from the studio location. Please contact a member of the talent acquisition team to find out what we have to offer and how we can support with your move here... relocation really doesn't have to be a daunting prospect.

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Ubisoft Reflections & Ubisoft Leamington is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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