Senior Engine/Animation Programmer

Are you interested to be part of creating a new animation system that has no legacy to maintain? This is your chance to make it right from start. Send us a message today!

The Mission                                                                      

We are looking for a Senior Engine/Animation Programmer to join our studio for an ambitious unannounced project here in Stockholm Sweden.

As an Engine/Animation Programmer, you will join our team with a focus on creating core systems on which world-class data-driven gameplay systems are built. Using your extensive knowledge of algorithms, data structures and data-oriented methodologies you’ll help us develop blazingly fast, yet flexible control systems. As we work in cross-functional teams within the project, you will be interacting with people from many other disciplines and follow agile methodologies to drive your work forward.

Our Plan

We know you have fantastical powers and for us it is important you get to show your magic. To do this, we are creating strong autonomous teams with independent decision-making, and freedom to try out new things and show why it works. For us it is important that you get to shine by being creative: to take deliberate decisions, poke holes in things when required, to navigate through known pitfalls and care for your craft by honouring your commitments.

In this role, you’ll be joining the Animation System team and report to our Lead Animation Programmer. The team is small with one other animation programmer, but you will also work with other programmers and members from other teams such as animators and technical game designers. It will be important to understand their needs, to share best practices and provide mentorship as needed on how to author gameplay systems – in code and in data.

In this role you will...

  • Work closely with other programmers to build functional systems following existing and new technical designs.
  • Collaborate with animators and various designers to create robust, scalable gameplay systems.
  • Create data-driven and data-oriented code systems that satisfy performance requirements whilst matching design briefs and the project’s code style.
  • Analyse and correct bugs identified by yourself, your close peers, development testers or people from other crafts.
  • Document your work to share knowledge on how to use the new systems and functionalities.

We would love if you...

  • Have an interest in building systems that drive gameplay animations.
  • Are self-motivated and have a creative mindset to problem solving in code.
  • Have solid understanding of modern C/C++, including refactoring, optimization, debugging and testing.
  • Are used to work on large data-driven systems.
  • Have a genuine interest in game development and a big curiosity for the games industry.
  • You are used to working in an international environment and to express yourself fluently in English.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Ubisoft Stockholm

Östermalmsgatan 87c
114 59 Stockholm Directions

Why Ubisoft Stockholm?

We are all game developers - no matter what your job title is! We are a family with shared interests and dreams, to create the best possible workplace and make better games. As a family we value your opinion and do our best to create an environment for you to improve your skills in and grow as a person. On your first day here, these are just some of the benefits that will be available to you:

  • Job Empowerment

    We offer you a workplace where autonomy is the norm. You are the creative, and our foremost objective is to make sure you have freedom to own your decisions. We encourage you to go where no one else has gone before.

  • Creative thinking

    We know that everyone at the studio is creative, no matter what your task is. Making new mistakes is important to us and we always welcome a good discussion on how to make our studio and games better.

  • A Global Family

    Our Studio is just one of many studios that makes Ubisoft so fantastic. You will have opportunity to form new relationships with craft leaders from all the world and attend joint gatherings & events to share and learn from your peers.


We offer you a place to test your ideas and where different perspectives and thinking are celebrated. To become the best at what we do, we encourage you to openly discuss and question our choices to ensure the right decisions are made. Everyone here is an equal and we support each other by caring for what we do and by taking responsibility for our actions - staying humble and constantly learning.


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