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Animation Programmer

Full-time - 6934BR

Job description

The animation programmer is responsible for creating and perfecting the animation engine in order to enhance overall quality of animation. 


  • Develop a character/creature animation system.
  • Develop interfaces with game systems (AI, character control, etc.).
  • Develop tools for use by gameplay programmers and animators.
  • Develop procedural animation tools and technologies.
  • Collaborate with game productions to create next generation animation system.



  • Programming experience with an emphasis on character animation
  • Strong math background
  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills
  • Strong 3D math and computer graphics skills
  • Experience in IK/FK systems
  • Familiarity with building large and dynamically extensible applications
  • Experience with multi-threaded engine programming on consoles (Xbox, Playstation)
  • Experience building efficient code (CPU/GPU cost, memory usage, code size)
  • Adapts to changing requirements
  • Understands the overall development cycle of a game engine
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a schedule
  • Ability to work with colleagues across different Ubisoft studios


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.


What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your background and skills

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About us

Creating the unknown since 1997. At Ubisoft Montreal, we’re united by a common goal: to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We develop iconic franchises that engage millions around the world, like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Rainbow Six, Watch Dogs – and, well, we can’t disclose all our secrets just yet.

Our biggest strength is – and always will be – our people: the immensely talented team members surrounding, supporting, and producing the high-quality games that have made our studio what it is today.

When you join Ubi MTL, you’ll discover a workplace that sparks inspiration and connection: an environment with a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We offer a collaborative space that provides career advancement, a host of learning opportunities, and meaningful benefits centred on well-being.

Here, our shared desire to dream big, take risks, and constantly improve contributes to the innovation and boundary-pushing that ultimately leads to our collective success.


At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences.