Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.

Job Description

The 3D Animator collaborates with the Art Director and Lead Animator to help create jaw-dropping animations that fit with the needs of the project. The right applicant will be a highly motivated animator with excellent communication skills and a passion for making compelling in-game animations.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintain a high level of animation quality while working within design constraints and balancing performance issues.

  • Creating full-body and facial animations for use in both in-game and cinematics.

  • Helping with characters and rigs, while also working in engine making characters and objects game ready.

  • Participate in the continual refinement of animation tools and production pipeline.

  • Set the standard for less-experienced animators.

  • Regular communication with production regarding animation tasks and timelines.

  • Participate in group planning of your animation tasks with other departments (code, design, art etc.) for deadlines called Sprints every 1-2 weeks.

  • Chart the progress of your tasks for the producer.

  • Collaborate with all departments and team members like Technical Artists regarding exporting and in house tools etc. if necessary.


You are free to complete your animation tasks in the order that benefits yourself and the team. Balance your own creativity and ideas with the documented vision of the game and genre expectations. Larger animation tasks (e.g. cut scenes) will require concepting & approval by the Art Director before polishing and should be done as early as possible. You will liaise with design to meet their requirements and ensure animation assets are exploited to best effect.


  • 3 years minimum of experience as an animator in the video game or related industry.

  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles, methods, techniques and pipeline procedures, as well as a strong understanding of human anatomy and the physics of human motion.

  • Strong organizational skills that translate into successful and timely deliverables.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken. Able to collaborate with team members of different disciplines to improve tools. Proactive in solving problems.

  • Knowledge of character rigging, skinning and weighting.

  • Traditional art background advantageous.

  • VFX experience advantageous.

Bonus Experience

  • Experience working within a Live Operated game

  • Experience with Confluence and / or JIRA workflows

Additional Information

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary scale

  • Additional paid time off over the Christmas holiday break

  • Affordable gym membership

  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision care.

  • Hybrid working model

  • Flexible work hours to provide a healthy work/life balance

  • Summer months bring ‘Summer Fridays’

  • The ability to work alongside an international and diverse team

Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore, and discover new possibilities.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine, and everyone is eager to share knowledge.

Challenge Accepted? Join us and create the unknown!

Studio Description

As Ubisoft's first exclusively Mobile studio, our focus is on originality and functionality. Creating new projects and developing Flagship Ubisoft IPs. Our position on the tip of the East Coast is strategic in terms of studio efficiency (closest to European and American Time zones), and creativity (biggest game hub east of Montreal).

City Description

Our studio is located in the heart of the city (Halifax, Kjipuktuk in the Mi'kmaw native language) within the iconic Maritime Centre.The Halifax Harbour is in view from our windows, and lunch breaks can be spent on the boardwalk or at one of the many restaurants and cafes that populate the downtown core. The studio culture is dynamic, with communication happening constantly between teams with an emphasis on team building and collaboration.

We Value Diversity!

Here at Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine and everyone is eager to lend a helping hand. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.