Job Description

At Ubisoft, the creation of games on our major brands is the result of a massive collaboration between crafts. This represents a major challenge to ensure better efficiency in the programming business and in relation to the stability and performance of our machines.

As an R&D programmer at Ubisoft MTL’s La Forge, your role will consist of two things: you will transform proof-of-concept prototypes into production-ready technologies, and you will simplify collaboration between your team members within the Quality Foundation research group.

At La Forge, this team focuses on quality issues within video game production and uses state-of-the-art techniques in software engineering and artificial intelligence.

Under these links you will find publications from our group:

Your technical expertise combined with your communication skills will be invaluable in everything you do. When it comes to the transformation part of your work, you’ll adapt prototypes into minimum viable products, making it easier for game development teams within the company.

In terms of simplification, you will create and maintain prototyping tools, standardize processes and share best practices to increase La Forge’s efficiency.

What you’ll do

  • Design, code, and integrate research-based prototypes in game engines & internal middleware.
  • Work closely with research scientists and production leads.
  • Push prototypes to minimal viable products for game development teams.
  • Partner with product teams to release complete product packages that meet production quality criteria (robustness, documentation, completeness, and performance).
  • Develop and maintain prototyping tools and infrastructure to facilitate collaboration between researchers.
  • Encourage standardization of frameworks, libraries, etc. among R&D teams + recommend and share best practices.


What You’ll Bring

  • A master degree or PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of software development experience or related experience with a focus on machine learning in the gaming industry
  • Proficiency in Python & C++
  • Experience using game engines (e.g., Unity, Unreal or equivalents)
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks (e.g., PyTorch or Tensor Flow)
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning (Techniques & Deployment of model)
  • Knowledge in applying Machine Learning or other related data driven methods to solve character creation and animation
  • A highly collaborative and solution-oriented spirit
  • Curiosity and critical thinking
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Motivation to innovate in the video game industry & adapt to its (constantly evolving) rhythm
  • A desire to innovate, to take risks, and to learn from your mistakes and from your team members

Nice to have

  • Experience with storage systems, distributed systems, high-performance computing, or CUDA programming
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows OS
  • Hands-on experience in cutting-edge techniques like deep learning or algorithmic foundations of optimization
  • Hands-on experience with empirical software engineering techniques (code-base data mining, git/perforce history manipulation, build configs and logs, …)
  • Hands-on experience with software engineering artifacts (patch, dump, asts, commits, cfgs, …)

Additional Information

Life at Ubisoft
At Ubisoft Toronto, we look for people who are excited to create the future of games in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We believe that embracing our individuality helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.

When you’re a member of our team, your professional development is a priority. You’ll have opportunities to be challenged, learn and grow in your role. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within game development while working with Ubisoft’s most powerful technologies – from game engines to performance capture and more. Annual performance reviews and salary increases will help you further your career and grow with our studio. We also offer hybrid remote work options, six weeks of vacation for all employees, an enhanced parental leave program, a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development.

We celebrate the big and small moments together – with virtual events, get togethers, giveaways and more. In addition to our “right to disconnect” philosophy, the studio offers a variety of health and wellness initiatives including yoga, an on-site gym, flexible work hours, and other programs to create a better, sustainable work environment for our teams.

We encourage you to prior to applying. It is our collective responsibility at Ubisoft Toronto to maintain a respectful and inclusive work environment, and be the best possible place to work and grow. Knowing and respecting our Code of Conduct’s principles and guidelines is key to achieving that goal.

Join Us!

At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our player community, is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team and embodies our core values – trust, integrity, excellence and care.

We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+.

If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?

Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

Tagged as: Artificial Intelligence, Collaboration, Computer Science, Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Deep Learning, Design, Infrastructure, Linux, Machine Learning, Middleware, Performance Computing, Presentation, Prototyping, Python, Research, Software Development, Software Engineering

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