At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Toronto is on the lookout for a talented AI/Gameplay Programmer who is passionate about gameplay and character mechanics. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in Oakville, Ontario, and we are open to consider applicants with either mid or senior level experience.


  • We create exciting and believable player and AI characters.
  • We develop systems to deliver high quality player and non-player character movement using AI and Animation technology.
  • We work as a global team across multiple studios as well as working closely with animators, designers, and artists.
  • We follow an iterative process where we tune and polish features to establish the correct look and feel for the game.


  • Implement well designed, robust, and optimal combat gameplay features that integrate into our existing AI, Animation, Gameplay, and Physics systems.
  • Research and implement new ideas and techniques that have the potential to push our systems forward and stay cutting edge.
  • Focus on the small things. Our attention to detail is what sets our games apart.


  • A degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years working in the commercial games industry.


  • Solid C++ programming skills.
  • Strong math skills, knowledge of vectors, matrices, and linear algebra.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Great team communication skills.
  • Knowledge of common animation technologies, such as animation trees.
  • Experience with multi-threaded game engines.
  • Passion for playing and creating cutting edge video game experiences.
  • A keen eye for qualitative issues is essential.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Experience working on advanced AI or Gameplay features on an existing game project.
  • Experience developing animation driven combat mechanics utilizing weapons, melee, vehicle combat, etc.
  • Experience with procedural animation and IK systems.
  • In-depth familiarity of Rockstar products is a massive plus.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

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