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Ubisoft Toronto is one of the largest development studios within Ubisoft, employing talented people from around the world. We create worlds and tell stories that grip you, inspire you and challenge you. Since opening in 2010, we have shipped innovative game projects on some of Ubisoft’s biggest brands: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling industry-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft Toronto, we are always striving to get better, be better and do better – embracing innovative ideas, exploring new technologies, and working together courageously and collaboratively.

Job Description

By controlling how game elements move and interact with each other, you'll be contributing to the game's technical development and artistic level. As an Animation Programmer, you'll be responsible for building systems and tools that will help your colleagues create fun, impressive, and engaging worlds that are reactive and alive while meeting the highest quality standards.

What you'll do

  • Work with different animation, programming, and mocap teams to understand their game animation needs, constraints, and intentions to design adapted solutions.

  • Analyze existing animation features in the engine + design, develop, and maintain animation systems to properly understand technological limits and know what the engine can produce.

  • Build animation systems that will be the basis for creating a living, dynamic world.

  • Maintain existing animation systems unique to Ubisoft and optimize the animation engine capabilities for new projects.

  • Program in a clear and structured manner in keeping with performance, memory, maintenance, compatibility, and portability requirements.

  • Combine the technical and artistic sides of game design and program the animation systems that will make for the best visual representation.

  • Research and develop new animation techniques (ex. procedural, physics, etc.).

  • Monitor the evolution of animation techniques and share your knowledge with various cross-functional teams across Ubisoft.

Qualifications

We know that skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences. If you are excited about the role, we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the qualifications listed below.

  • C++ and C# experience + Visual Studio knowledge

  • Strong 3D math skills

  • Experience with animation techniques such as rigging, state machines, physics ragdolls, inverse kinematics (IK), compression, facial animation, etc.

  • Experience in the animation field to understand programming tools and how to improve them

  • A degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or related training)

  • A good eye for detail to find even the smallest flaws in the system and optimize them

What to send our way

  • Your CV highlighting your background and skills

Just a heads up: If you require a work permit, your eligibility may depend on your education and years of relevant work experience, as required by the government.

Additional Information

You can learn more about Life at Ubisoft here: https://toronto.ubisoft.com/life-at-ubisoft/

Join Us!

At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our player community, is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team and embodies our core values – trust, integrity, excellence and care.

We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+. Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.

Please read our Code of Conduct prior to applying. It is our collective responsibility at Ubisoft Toronto to maintain a respectful and inclusive work environment, and be the best possible place to work and grow. Knowing and respecting our Code of Conduct’s principles and guidelines is key to achieving that goal.

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Ubisoft’s Mission

Ubisoft’s 21,000 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.