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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.

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.

Job Description

  • Work closely with animators to promote visual performance including but not limited to character animation, character movement, etc.

  • Responsible for designing corresponding technical solutions to the needs of animation, and conducting technical feasibility analysis and technical risk assessment

  • Responsible for the continuous maintenance and technical support of animation system modules and complex animation trees, and can systematically optimize and refactor the existing code base

  • Responsible for the design, implementation, application and maintenance of procedural animation (IK, Ragdoll, etc.)

  • Able to support each other with team members in related fields, provide document support for technical solutions, and share technology with team members

  • Good English communication skills, including oral and written


  • Good knowledge of computer graphics and mathematics

  • Good C/C++ foundation, good engineering development experience

  • Experience in animation technology, including but not limited to rigging, animation diagrams, state machines, physical ragdolls, inverse kinematics (IK), compression, procedural animation, facial animation, DCC SDK, etc.

  • Have the ability to find problems with the quality of animation visual effects, analyze and solve problems, have strong initiative and teamwork skills

Bonus Points

  • Experience in game character animation is preferred

  • Have console or pc game development experience -Programming experience with multiple DCC tools is preferred (Maya, Motion Builder)

  • With Motion Fields, Machine Learning experience in animation is preferred

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks from Ubisoft Shanghai:

  • 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

  • Jumpstart your growth: A rich resevoir of premium and exclusive learning resources to support your continuous learning, expand your skillset, and advance your career.

  • 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.