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Development Team Leader

PHI Studio

Publication date May 01, 2024

Working hours
Full time
Spoken and written languages
Base salary
$80 000 - $115 000
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PHI Studio, a leader in immersive arts and entertainment, is seeking a Development Team Leader to orchestrate the software development of groundbreaking XR experiences. This role is crucial for our mission, requiring a leader adept in both technological prowess and superior collaboration skills. The Development Team Lead will navigate the complexities of immersive technologies, excel in fostering collaboration across internal teams and external partnerships, and establish robust processes and documentation that will enhance operational efficiency.

About the position

About PHI

PHI encompasses the PHI Centre, PHI Studio, artist-in-residence programs and the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art. Thanks to an eclectic program and a predilection for content creation, PHI promotes unexpected encounters between artists and audiences.

About PHI Studio

PHI Studio specializes in the production and development of original content, as well as the marketing and distribution of immersive experiences. It is a catalyst for innovation, bringing together artists, creators, directors and producers.

Main responsibilities

  • Lead the development of innovative XR projects from concept to delivery;
  • Oversee project management aspects such as scope, timelines, tasks and resource allocation, adapting swiftly to changes while maintaining project quality and innovation, ensuring that team members are performing the appropriate tasks to meet project requirements;

  • Mentor and guide a dynamic development team, promoting a culture of creativity and technical excellence;

  • Understand the technical specifications for each project and the tools required to complete them, and can assume the role of a developer when there is a staffing shortage;

  • Act as a liaison with development teams, 3D artists, producers, external partners, and technology team(s), ensuring a cohesive and integrated project development process;

  • Champion robust collaboration practices, ensuring seamless interactions and alignments between internal teams and external contributors;

  • Ensure that stakeholders are fully informed about the progress of each project. Communicate regularly with information, updates, and potential roadblocks;

  • Facilitate strategic planning sessions with senior management to continuously advance the studio's technological capabilities and collaboration processes;

  • Ensure team management and cohesion.


  • Good command of Git software;
  • Software: Unity, Unreal, Node.js, Python, SQL;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Digital Media, or a related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years previous experience as a Lead Developer or in a comparable senior development leadership role, with a proven track record in fostering team and project success through effective collaboration;
  • Extensive leadership experience in technology-driven projects, particularly in XR or related fields;
  • Strong ability to navigate and unite diverse groups, managing both in-house and external collaborations effectively;
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Visionary leadership with a deep passion for the convergence of arts and technology;
  • Outstanding collaborative skills, essential for managing complex projects that involve various stakeholders;
  • Ability to communicate complex technical details in an accessible manner to non-technical partners;
  • A strategic thinker with a focus on establishing efficient and scalable processes and documentation;
  • Inspirational leadership, focused on the development and autonomy of team members.

Our Benefits

Grow with us

At PHI, there's always room to grow. We support the careers of our employees and love it when we can give one of our own the promotion of their dreams.

Hybrid work environment

We allow our employees to perform most tasks remotely from home. We encourage PHI's common spaces to be used as a gathering place that fosters creativity and teamwork—rather than as an office.


Physical activity has many benefits for the body and mind, which is why PHI offers its employees an allowance to contribute to the expenses of physical activities (materials, registration fees, events, etc.)  

Vacation and time off

We understand that our employees need time to recharge, which is why we offer paid time off for vacations, personal days and sick days.


Enjoy a comprehensive group insurance plan that offers life insurance, critical illness, healthcare benefits and more. Virtual care and telemedicine services also included

Group RRSP

Employees can choose to join our group retirement savings plan, which gives them access to low management fees and tools that’ll help them achieve their financial goals.
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Our values


Art and culture are essential pillars in maintaining a healthy and sustainable society. Our teams are invested in enacting PHI's mission and vision on a daily basis. As a result, we are committed to sharing and encouraging the work of artists and defending their questions and explorations that reflect our collective reality.


By joining forces, we create value for us all. Every voice and every talent contributes to enriching PHI. We offer space for dialogue, exchange and experimentation that encourages active participation. Our strength lies in our approach, working in concert with artists, innovative minds and institutions from around the world.


We embrace novelty, experimentation and pioneering spirit. PHI is a laboratory where new ideas take shape, where artists push beyond their own limits and where innovation is encouraged. Looking to the future, we are committed to listening to the voices of creators and our collaborators, offering them a space for expression and reflection.


We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and honesty in everything we do. In harmony with our values and mission, we strive to act collectively with transparency and accountability with our colleagues, artists, public, and communities at large. We strive to build a culture of trust by fostering responsiveness and humility.


Above all, we are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels heard and supported, defending best practices in equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion. We actively seek to eliminate barriers that prevent full participation in our activities, prioritizing empathy and respect in all our interactions.

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We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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