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About Ubisoft & Ubisoft Shanghai

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 dedication 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.

As Ubisoft’s first production studio in China, Ubisoft Shanghai opened its door in 1996 and has been at the forefront of the Chinese game industry. It has been working on major Ubisoft brands such as Splinter Cell®, Assassin’s Creed®, Might & Magic®, Just Dance®, Far Cry® and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™.

With our mission to leverage our presence in China, bring a stronger long-term added value to the group, 600+ talents from around the world have jointly developed a world-class expertise in development of open world and wildlife in AAA games, as well as mobile games and live operations.

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Job Description

About the Role

As an R&D Developer in La Forge China team, you will develop state-of-the-art prototypes that bring innovations to players and across the company, in domains such as virtual characters and behaviors, digital content creation or systemic environments to name a few. You will transform proof-of-concepts into minimum viable products that are production-ready and easy to transfer to game development and technology teams. You will also create tools, standardize processes, and share best practices to increase efficiency at La Forge.

About La Forge

La Forge is a bridge between academia and video game production, between scholars and industry experts. Dedicated to innovation, our mission is to accelerate research and development through prototyping based on the most recent academic progress. We help content creators to build richer and more believable worlds, while focusing on improving our players’ experience. We explore subjects such as assets generation, animation, gameplay AI, audio, and physics, rendering, etc.


  • Design, develop, and integrate machine learning prototypes in game engines & middleware.

  • Work closely with R&D Scientists throughout prototypes creation.

  • Transform proof-of-concepts and prototypes into minimum viable products.

  • Work closely with game and technology teams to release production-ready solutions that meet expected quality criteria (robustness, documentation, completeness, and performance).

  • Develop and maintain tools and infrastructure to facilitate research and collaboration between team members.

  • Encourage standardization of processes, frameworks, libraries, and best practices in the team.


  • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent.

  • Previous experience in games development or technology development for games.

  • Previous experience in software development with a focus on machine learning.

  • Proficiency in C++ and Python.

  • Highly collaborative with good communication skills in English and Chinese.

  • Curiosity, critical thinking and solution-oriented spirit.

  • Motivation to innovate in the fast-paced video game industry.

  • Experience with programming in game engines and digital content creation tools (Unity, Maya, Blender, 3DS Max, MotionBuilder) is a plus.

  • Experience with deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras), storage systems, distributed systems, containers (Docker), high-performance computing, or CUDA programming is a plus.

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks from Ubisoft Shanghai:

  • Future of Work framework: We believe that working location flexibility is essential to employee engagement and contributes to our high value of work-life balance

  • A minimum of 15 days paid annual leave

  • Monthly meal and snack allowance

  • Premium medical insurance plan and free annual health check

  • Game Package: free access to Ubisoft games on PC plus a rich and expanding library of games & books

  • Employee Assistance Program: wellbeing solutions, emotional support, and life coaching

  • 10+ staff clubs featuring weekly sports and gaming activities and events

Ubisoft CSR commitment

Making a long-lasting positive impact for our players, our teams, our partners and our planet.

In Ubisoft, we are working to enrich players’ lives through unique and memorable gaming experiences and by improving the positive impacts of our games. To get there, we are creating a safer, more inclusive work environment, we are giving back to the communities where Ubisoft operates by working with local non-profit partners and by working to reduce the environmental impact of our business.