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Programming Team Lead – Backend, Core Tech
Department and team
Behaviour Digital / Programming
Status
Permanent - full-time
Location
Montreal, QC
About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive is the largest Canadian gaming studio, with more than 1,200 employees worldwide. Behaviour is best known for its flagship franchise, the multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight™, which has entertained over 50 million players across multiple platforms. The studio is currently expanding its portfolio of original IP with multiple projects, including the highly anticipated base building and raiding title Meet Your Maker™. Behaviour has also established itself as one of the world’s foremost providers of external development services. The company has partnered with many of the gaming industry’s leaders, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, Netflix, and Take-Two, among many others. Over 30 years, Behaviour has developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture. The company was named one of the Best Places To Work in Canada by GamesIndustry.biz, and has been recognized with Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards. Headquartered in Montreal, Behaviour has expanded its global presence with studios in Toronto (Behaviour Toronto), Seattle (Midwinter Entertainment), and the United Kingdom (Behaviour UK – North).
The Role
Since several work modes are offered to all our employees (100% from home, Flex, 100% in-office), job opportunities posted here are available whether you live in Quebec or Ontario, unless indicated otherwise.

We are looking for a lead programmer for a backend team of 6-7 programmers working on an unannounced AAA game as a service (GaaS). The lead backend programmer and backend team are part of a larger production team that includes programming, game design, art, animation, and other disciplines. The chosen candidate will work on the development of a wide variety of features that will be implemented in the backend as online services, and that will include both key launch features as well as features for a continued live development roadmap. We are looking for someone to lead the backend team and be accountable for the delivery of backend components, to help us achieve our vision of making a great GaaS.
In this role you will :
  • Ensure that the team delivers the required features on time and with top quality; 
  • Schedule tasks and assign them, organize how they get done, and follow-up on their progress; 
  • Do a lot of backend feature scoping and estimations with the help of programmers and other colleagues (other lead programmers, technical leads etc.); 
  • Communicate regularly with your team members. Hold 1-1’s to exchange feedback. You will also be involved in supporting their career progression; 
  • Communicate regularly with producers, product managers, game designers, and other stakeholders by keeping them aware of the status, progress, scope, and risks related to backend features; 
  • Perform technical tasks: Support and challenge the technical director, the technical leads, as well as your team members in design and implementation decision making. You may do a certain amount of coding and debugging outside of the critical path. 
What we're looking for :
  • Previous people management experience, having led at least one programming team; 
  • Experience as a lead backend programmer is a big plus; 
  • Previous experience as a backend programmer is a must; 
  • Experience in Node.js, Docker, and AWS is a plus; 
  • Great communication skills. 
Joining Behaviour means being part of a company that believes in equity and diversity. We base all employment decisions on merit, qualifications, and competence. We will never discriminate on the grounds of national or ethnic origin, health, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability. The masculine is used without any discrimination and for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
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About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive is the largest Canadian gaming studio, with more than 1,200 employees worldwide. Behaviour is best known for its flagship franchise, the multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight™, which has entertained over 50 million players across multiple platforms. The studio is currently expanding its portfolio of original IP with multiple projects, including the highly anticipated base building and raiding title Meet Your Maker™. Behaviour has also established itself as one of the world’s foremost providers of external development services. The company has partnered with many of the gaming industry’s leaders, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, Netflix, and Take-Two, among many others. Over 30 years, Behaviour has developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture. The company was named one of the Best Places To Work in Canada by GamesIndustry.biz, and has been recognized with Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards. Headquartered in Montreal, Behaviour has expanded its global presence with studios in Toronto (Behaviour Toronto), Seattle (Midwinter Entertainment), and the United Kingdom (Behaviour UK – North).
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