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Midwinter – Senior AI Designer
Department and team
Behaviour Digital / Design & Audio
Status
Permanent - full-time
Location
Toronto, ON
About Behaviour Interactive
Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 1,000 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5, Call of Duty and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed as one of the Best Places To Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio, cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, 2K and many more.
The Role
Midwinter Entertainment is a Behaviour Interactive studio. Founded as an independent game developer in 2016, Midwinter proudly joined Behaviour Interactive in 2022, and we are now working on our next unannounced title. We believe in a culture of playfulness, fearlessness, and respect, and we aspire to create a thriving community that shares in our values, both around our games and in our workplace. 
 
Now part of Behaviour, we are expanding our work locations, offering positions in select locations across the U.S., Quebec, and Ontario. We offer several modes of work (100% from home, Flex, 100% in-office) to all our employees, with offices located in Kirkland, Montreal, and Toronto. 
 
Midwinter is looking for a Senior AI Designer to join our talented team. We are a small team where the impact of your work will be felt in the games that we make.  

As a Senior AI Designer, you will assist in building and balancing AI enemies and their behaviors in a way that heightens core gameplay in Unreal Engine 5. You will join a highly experienced team with a lot of passion and energy, and your work will contribute directly to the success of a new project that has yet to be announced.
In this role you will :
  • Play a key role in developing a compelling and impactful third-person action experience;
  • Design, implement, collaborate, and iterate on the AI enemy suite;
  • Participate in regular playtest and feedback sessions;
  • Collaborate with designers, engineers, and artists;
  • Field team feedback from regular playtests and use it to guide the development of systems.
What we're looking for :
  • 6+ years of industry experience;
  • Experience with AI behavior trees;
  • Experience with Unreal Editor and third-person action games;
  • Enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary work that brings an experience to life;
  • Bonus: One or more shipped title(s).
Joining Behaviour means being part of a company that believes in equity and diversity. We base all employment decisions on merit, qualifications, and competence. We will never discriminate on the grounds of national or ethnic origin, health, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability. The masculine is used without any discrimination and for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
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About Behaviour Interactive
Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 1,000 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5, Call of Duty and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed as one of the Best Places To Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio, cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, 2K and many more.
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