About Ubisoft Shanghai:

Ubisoft’s 20,000 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

This position is for a Sever Programmer that will focus on network communication, player interaction across server boundaries, security countermeasures, as well as In-Game Instant Message system implementation.


  • Develop high performance, reliable online features in collaboration with gameplay programmers and design teams

  • Understand existing functions, suggest and develop improvements with the goal of bringing the best online experience to our players

  • Write clear, maintainable, portable code and clean, organized documents as well

  • Monitor services and work to improve the quality of the online experience throughout the life of the game

  • Work together with other international Ubisoft studios


Must have:

  • In-depth experience and knowledge of C++

  • Passion for game development. Ability and drive to improve all aspects of a game

  • Strong knowledge in algorithm/data structure/relational database/networking protocols (UDP / TCP /HTTP).

  • Experience in client-server programming, ideally in the video game industry experience

  • Experience with working with a large codebase and in a large team

  • Strong English skills

Nice to have:

  • Database programming experience to PostgreSQL; Redis and MongoDB are a plus

  • Experience and knowledge of Javascript, CSS, HTML is a good plus

  • Experience in client-server architecture, web server technology and protocols, web services; peer-to-peer architecture is a plus

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks from Ubisoft Shanghai:

  • Future of Work framework: flexible hours and up to 8 days of working remotely per calendar month

  • 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.