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Technical Artist in Toronto, Canada

  • Ubisoft
  • Full time
  • Intermediate
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  • Toronto, Canada
  • 06/12/2020
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Ubisoft Toronto Inc.

224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7

Toronto, Ontario


Location of position: Toronto, Ontario


Our Mission

Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore, and discover new possibilities.


Ubisoft Toronto was founded in 2010 and has contributed to many award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, For HonorTM, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, and Watch Dogs®. In 2018, the team at Ubisoft Toronto developed its first new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and is leading development of Watch Dogs: Legion. Ubisoft Toronto is one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020.


Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas have a chance to shine and everyone is eager to share knowledge.


Challenge accepted? Join us and Create the Unknown.


Technical Artist

The individual is an artist responsible of developing a game feature. In addition of having strong artistic abilities, it is required to have strong technical abilities.

By working with others members inside a multi-disciplinary team, the Technical Artist is in charge of developing a complex feature of the game in an autonomous way, starting at the beginning until the shipping of the game. Acting as a reference on the project, they will help and support peers, if requested.


Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.



The main responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Realize high visual benchmarks, optimized and by respecting the technical constraints;
  • Collaborate effectively with other team disciplines, predominantly animation and animation code.
  • Assist character artists with skinning and rigging of characters, including setups for facial animation.
  • Test the chosen engine or to develop, ask for development if needed;
  • Help and support the Artistic Director and the Technical director in graphic developments choices based on his own artistic and technical expertise;
  • Use the best tools and methods for improving and facilitating the graphic workload and share best practices;
  • Give training sessions for every team member as they can be sure to use tools and methods correctly;
  • Integrate, validate and optimize graphic data in the engine by using scripts if needed;
  • Participate in reviews;
  • Insure that graphic bugs are fixed according to their priorities and support the other artists to find solutions;
  • Carry out all other related tasks.



Bachelor or College Degree in 3D Art or Animation or equivalent training or work experience.



  • Minimum 3+ years as a Modeler, Level Artist, SFX Artist, Lighter or Character Modeler in video game.
  • Participated in at least 2 full productions cycles.
  • Games industry experience is preferred, having shipped title(s) on PS3, 360, PC.
  • 3+ years of applicable professional experience as a technical artist/TD/tools programmer.


Other Skills:

  • Relevant experience using 3d Studio Max in a technical art role is desirable.
  • Design and implement efficient character/weapon/vehicle rigs.
  • Character skinning and physics simulation setup.
  • Python programming is a prerequisite for the role.
  • Experience in other scripting and programming languages (Maxscript, C# / C++, etc.) is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of facial rigging is a definite plus.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Mentoring other technical artists.

We Offer:

· Competitive Salary

· Comprehensive Benefits Package:

o Disability Insurance

o Dental Insurance

o Extended medical insurance

o (Optional) RRSP contribution

o Relocation Assistance

o Bonus (If Applicable)


Why Ubisoft Toronto?

Located in Toronto's up-and-coming Junction Triangle neighbourhood since 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a studio full of passionate and experienced game developers focused on making innovative and exciting games.  With over 35 languages spoken, Ubisoft Toronto is as diverse as the booming city it calls home. At Ubisoft Toronto, we are passionate about positive culture. We host monthly team celebrations, organize events for employees and their families, and we offer a variety of health and wellness initiatives like on-site yoga, on-site occupational therapists, flexible days, and an abundance of fresh fruit to promote a balanced life. 

Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and we provide the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process. Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training, and career development.

Join us and see for yourself why Ubisoft is rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People multiple years running!


Join Us!

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 differences helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome applications from all interested candidates. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation for people with disability upon request.

If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for? Apply to join us now!

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


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Ubisoft is a creator of worlds, committed to enriching players' lives with original and memorable gaming experiences.

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