Ubisoft Montreal is looking for you, AI Programmers!
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.
On being an AI programmer at Ubi Montreal
When you’re an AI Programmer at Ubi Montreal, you care about keeping our players immersed in the game world. Using our most advanced tools, you make the unexpected come to life; in many ways, you are responsible for creating the exciting, suspenseful and downright fun interactions within a game's universe. One of your biggest thrills is witnessing players engage with your work in surprising new ways.
You understand that game development is an iterative process and you work with mission designers to improve each new version. As a dependable and collaborative member in an interdependent team of programmers, animators, designers and dev testers, you provide the remarkable AI knowledge that will create the most compelling and interesting AI experience possible for our players.
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, and… well we can’t disclose all our secrets just yet… – and work with some of the most talented people in the industry.
The daily life of an AI Programmer at Ubi Montreal - When you get in in the morning, you sync up to the latest code and data, and check your email. - Then it's off to your morning scrum, where the team discusses issues that have arisen. You present avenues for AI improvement, and what you will be working on for the day – which is programming AI for non-playable characters' (NPCs) behaviours, navigation, decisional systems and traffic systems, for instance, and fixing AI-related bugs. - In collaboration with designers, you ensure that the game's AI systems are coherent and maintain high standards of quality.
What it takes to make it - An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent; - A minimum of 3 years' experience in AI programming, ideally in the video games; - Proficiency in C++ language; - Experience developing on video-game consoles; - Experience as part of a team that has shipped a video game is an asset; - That rare mix of attention to detail and flexibility in your work organization; - A proficiency to communicate with all disciplines and to support and elevate the team in terms of quality and vision of the game; - You are creative and thirsty for innovation.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.