About 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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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.

Job Description

*Please note that this position will be signed with a Freelancer's contract. Requires more than 6 months internship periods.

As a Research Student at Ubisoft La Forge China, you will work closely with a group of R&D scientists, developers, and production experts. You will design, implement, and evaluate state-of-the-art prototypes that bring innovations to players and across the company, in domains such as Generative AI, Characters & Animations, or Computer Graphics to name a few. As La Forge believes in the power of expanding public knowledge, you will not only share the results of your research internally across Ubisoft, but also have opportunities to give talks at external conference and publish papers in scientific publications.

  • An ongoing university degree in a relevant area of study, such as: Machine Learning (CV, NLP, RL, DL etc.)

  • Collaborate with team members and game production teams to develop prototypes.

  • Explore innovative ideas through designing and implementation of prototypes.

  • Set up experiments to evaluate, compare, and refine prototypes.

  • Share your results through written analyses and presentations.

  • Document your work for knowledge transfer and to allow users to understand prototypes.

  • Provide support on the prototype you have worked on.

  • Communicate progress outside Ubisoft by publishing papers and presenting at conferences.

  • Program with respect to best practices, performance, maintenance, compatibility, and portability requirements.

  • Stay up to date on relevant research and technological advancements to identify new opportunities applicable to video games.


Must have:

  • An ongoing university degree in a relevant area of study, such as: Machine Learning (CV, NLP, RL, DL etc.)

  • Computer Science Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Applied Physics

  • Hands-on experience in personal projects, internships, or industry.

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Python and/or C++ and frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras

  • A solid foundation in mathematics

  • Critical thinking capabilities

  • Curiosity and resourcefulness

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Collaborative and results-oriented spirit

Nice–to have:

  • Some experience with Digital Content Creation tools (Maya, Houdini, Blender, MotionBuilder…).

  • Some experience with game engines such as Unreal or Unity.

  • Some Knowledge about the video game development process.

Additional Information

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.