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Virtuos France
Parc St Christophe
10 avenue de l'Entreprise
95800 Cergy
France

Date : 15.04.2021
Reference : AFJV-ECEP108-19857

Virtuos France

With over 2,000 staff, Virtuos is one of the largest and most recognized game developers. Since 2004, Virtuos has contributed to hundreds of games on all major platforms.

Our track record is full of achievements. Virtuos has worked with 15 of the top 20 game companies worldwide (Square Enix, Warner Bros., 2K, Ubisoft, EA, Activision, Sony, Microsoft...) by contributing to many of their largest AAA, New-Gen titles as well as shipping over 10 co-developed titles each year in recent years. Virtuos aims at being the Number One game development partner by providing the best games and art to developers and publishers worldwide.

Our French studio located in Cergy is specialized in co-development on Xbox, PlayStation and PC platforms, and contributed to Batman - Return to Arkham (2016), L.A. Noire : The V.R. Case Files (2017), Vampyr (2018), Assassin's Creed Liberation Remastered (2019), The Outer Worlds (2019), Marvel's Avengers (2020) and Horizon Zero Dawn : Complete Edition (2020).

Under the supervision of the IT Manager, the IT specialist will handle day to day issues within the studio (around 70 users) as a first point of contact for HelpDesk and infrastructure needs.
Virtuos recrutement

Senior Game Designer


Permanent contract Cergy (95)

Position Duties

  • Takes ownership of the game mechanics and strategies, makes a plan for how they should be used in game, and works closely with Programming, Animation and Designers to drive development towards the vision laid out by the Creative Director ;
  • Create game systems that answer the needs of the Creative Director with regard to the targeted experience for the player, while observing the production directives of the game ;
  • Standardize, document and communicate the systems to the game team. Regularly update documentation to offer a useful work reference to the whole team, at all time ;
  • Participate actively to the production of prototypes in order to adjust and validate systems prior to starting production. Assess the success of prototypes by measuring how objectives are met ;
  • Adjust the game to allow the player to elaborate valid strategies in phase with the experience sought (with balance in mind) ;
  • Define the tactics and challenges of the player to be used within the game missions ;
  • Create a control scheme that is both comfortable and easily mastered, by applying the relevant ergonomic principles (accessibility and usability) ;
  • Define the information needed by the player to make interesting choices and adapted to his/her situation in the game, interface or menus. Collaborate with Graphic, Audio, Programming and scripted event teams (and others) to ensure the optimal communication of this information ;
  • Participate to the development of tools required to implement and adjust game systems in collaboration with Programmers (direct access to systems variables and logics)
  • Perform any other related tasks, as required.

Candidate Profile

Key Skills/Qualifications :
  • Shipped at least 1 title (ideally strategic or deck building game)
  • A minimum of 4-5 years experience working within the Game Industry.
  • Highly proficient in system design ;
  • Experience in Game Balancing ;
  • Passion for creating fun, compelling and addictive user experiences.
  • Good project management skills , time management skills with a proven ability to focus on priorities, solve problems, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, all while maintaining a positive outlook.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences on a broad range of topics, e.g. technical, business and creative (spoken and written)
  • Genuine interest and passion for games, especially strategy and board gaming.
  • Previous experience in game system design
  • Capable of working with little to no direct supervision.
  • a minimum of 4-5 years experience working specifically in game design ;
  • A College Diploma or Degree in video game level design and production or equivalent work/educational experience.

Bonus Skills :
  • Strategy or Deck building Game Design Experience ;
  • Experience utilizing the Unity Game Engine ;
  • Original IP development experience
  • Experience in utilizing JIRA task management.

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To: Recruitment manager
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