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Animation Programmer

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🇨🇦 Montréal, QC

At Ubisoft Montreal, a preeminent developer of video games located in Montreal’s dynamic Mile-End neighbourhood since 1997, we offer a work environment unique in the industry for allowing you to build and cultivate games that are part of critically acclaimed, iconic AAA franchises of international repute.

When you join Ubi Montreal, you enter a community of passionate, extraordinary developers connected by their need to innovate, to be creative and to work with the latest technology. You’ll discover a world where employees enjoy constant career advancement, a supportive learning environment, and competitive compensation packages.


The animation programmer is responsible for creating and perfecting the animation engine in order to enhance overall quality of animation.


  • Develop a character/creature animation system;
  • Develop interfaces with game systems (AI, character control, etc.);
  • Develop tools for use by gameplay programmers and animators;
  • Develop procedural animation tools and technologies;
  • Collaborate with game productions to create next generation animation system.



  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Software Engineering
  • At least 4 years of programming experience with an emphasis on character animation
  • Strong math background
  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills
  • Strong 3D math and computer graphics skills
  • Experience in IK/FK systems
  • Familiarity with building large and dynamically extensible applications
  • Experience with multi-threaded engine programming on consoles (Xbox, Playstation)
  • Experience building efficient code (CPU/GPU cost, memory usage, code size)
  • Adapts to changing requirements
  • Understands the overall development cycle of a game engine
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a schedule
  • Ability to work with colleagues across different Ubisoft studios

A real live person will review your application. In this case, it’s our talent acquisition specialists Karin and Alison. As they learn more about you through your profile, get to know them through the video below.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.