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R&D Scientist – La Forge

Full-time - REF13549P

Job description

As an R&D Scientist on Ubi MTL’s La Forge team, you’ll define what we research within your own area of expertise, narrowing our focus on topics that advance public knowledge and contribute to making quality games (and finding better ways to do so). 

You’ll experiment through prototyping to bring about new innovations across the company – like enabling richer behaviour, more realistic characters, or deeper systemic environments, to name a few.

What you’ll do

  • Define and develop our research topics within your area of expertise + help create internal training.
  • Collaborate with other La Forge team members to develop proof-of-concept prototypes.
  • Communicate progress within and outside Ubisoft by publishing papers, presenting at conferences, etc.
  • Oversee and guide graduate students. 
  • Participate in recruitment to assess candidates for internships and full-time positions.
  • Stay up to date on the latest academic advances & industry trends within your area of specialization.


What you bring

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • A background in applied or basic research (in industry or academia) + the ability to lead research through standard experimental methodologies
  • Hands-on experience in cutting-edge techniques like deep learning or algorithmic foundations of optimization
  • Proficiency in C, C++, or Python
  • A highly collaborative spirit + excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Curiosity, critical thinking, and resourcefulness (you’ll have access to data, game engines, and world-class experts)
  • Contributions to public research (e.g. published papers in relevant venues like NeurIPS, ICML, ACL, SIGGRAPH, or GDC)
  • Motivation to find solutions to real world problems related to the video game industry

What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, and skills

A real live person will review your application. In this case, it’s our talent acquisition specialist Rachel. As she learns more about you through your profile, get to know her through the video below.


La Forge: facilitating technical prototyping based on the latest academic progress

La Forge is a bridge between academia and video game production, between scholars and industry experts. Dedicated to innovation, we aim to accelerate research and development. Through prototyping, we help content creators build increasingly believable worlds and better understand our players. Academics and professionals, together, we explore subjects such as rendering, animation, AI, audio, and physics. Our mission: to tackle some of the biggest challenges in art and tech in gaming.

About us

At Ubisoft Montreal, a preeminent developer of video games located in Montreal’s dynamic Mile-End neighbourhood since 1997, we offer a work environment unique in the industry for allowing you to build and cultivate games that are part of critically acclaimed, iconic AAA franchises of international repute.


When you join Ubi Montreal, you enter a community of passionate, extraordinary developers connected by their need to innovate, to be creative and to work with the latest technology. You’ll discover a world where employees enjoy constant career advancement, a supportive learning environment, and competitive compensation packages.


More than anything, at Ubi Montreal, you will regularly ship a variety of big, quality titles – Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Watch_Dogs, For Honor and… well we can’t disclose all our secrets just yet… – and work with some of the most talented people in the industry.


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.