Gameplay Animator (F/M/NB)

  • Full-time
  • Flexible Working Organization: Hybrid

Company Description

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 commitment 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. 

Ubisoft Bordeaux

Founded in September 2017, Ubisoft Bordeaux works with passion on the biggest AAAA’s game in order to offer the best gaming experiences to our players. Today, the studio has more than 400 talents, from 15 different nationalities, who work on licenses such as Assassin's Creed, Beyond Good & Evil 2, plus other unannounced free-to-play games. We are also working on exciting technologies with the Anvil team, Online services teams and with La Forge who seek to validate the value of technological innovations.

Job Description

We are looking for a Gameplay Animator to join the animation team to work on our still unannounced project. 

As part of the animation team of the studio, you work on the character animations and are responsible for making the animations from Motion Captures or Key Frame that will be integrated into the game. Your main tasks are:

Your tasks:

  • Receive and edit captured motions by managing real-time constraints while ensuring the best possible animation quality
  • Develop real-time animations in Key Frame
  • Integrate your animations into an internal game engine and optimize their performance
  • Animate and do Motion editing within complex animation systems
  • Provide knowledge and solutions for animation problems
  • Collaborate with the Art Director to create animations that fit to the visual style of the project


  • Worked on delivered game titles
  • Have a great working knowledge of Animation graph setups/systems
  • Experienced in engine integration and animation debug
  • Experienced in Motion editing and manipulating Motion Capture Data
  • Have proven Animation skills (body mechanics, weight, timing, great posing and a good eye for in-game composition)
  • Have a great understanding of quality vs gameplay
  • Good time management skills a must
  • Be autonomous and proactive

Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

Additional Information

  • Contract : permanent contract - Full Time
  • Location : role based in Bordeaux - France 
  • Remote Work : Hybrid model


  • Phone Interview with a recruiter
  • Interview(s) with our internal teams
  • Final interview with the project manager

If your application is not retained, you will receive a negative answer.

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