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

Date : 22.01.2024
Reference : AFJV-ECEP108-26723

Virtuos France

With over 3,500 employees and 21 studios worldwide, Virtuos is one of the largest independent developers in the world.

Since 2004, the biggest players in the industry (2K, Activision-Blizzard, Bandai-Namco, EA, Microsoft, Square Enix, Sony, Ubisoft, Warner Bros...) have trusted us to co-develop graphical assets, levels, quests, complete DLCs, adaptations, or engineering missions. Our multicultural and cosmopolitan teams regularly have the opportunity to work on the most popular franchises such as Assassin's Creed, Callisto Protocol, DC Comics, Horizon, Marvel, Need for Speed, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider... To date, we have delivered premium content for over 2,000 different projects.

Avec plus de 3 500 employés et 21 studios à travers le globe, Virtuos est l'un des plus gros développeurs indépendants au monde. La France compte 250 employés rassemblés dans trois studios : Virtuos Paris, Virtuos Labs Lyon et Virtuos Labs Montpellier.

Depuis 20 ans, les plus grands acteurs de l'industrie (2K, Activision-Blizzard, Bandai-Namco, EA, Microsoft, Square Enix, Sony, Ubisoft, Warner Bros...) nous font confiance pour co-développer des assets graphiques, des niveaux, des quêtes, des DLC complets, des adaptations ou des missions d'engineering. Nos équipes multiculturelles et cosmopolites ont régulièrement l'opportunité d'oeuvrer sur les franchises les plus populaires telles que Assassin's Creed, Callisto Protocol, DC Comics, Horizon, Marvel, Need for Speed, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider... A ce jour, nous avons livré des contenus haut de gamme pour plus de 2 000 projets différents.

Virtuos France est à la recherche de femmes et des hommes d'exception, créatifs et inventifs, désireux de faire partie d'un groupe dont l'objectif est de façonner le futur du jeu vidéo. Lorsque nous recrutons des nouveaux membres, nous attachons une attention toute particulière aux trois valeurs de Virtuos : Confiance, Excellence et Positivité.
Virtuos recrutement

Lead Game Designer

9 candidates • Permanent contract Cergy (95)

Position Duties

As a Lead Game Designer, you will be responsible for managing a team of Game Designers and to bring the vision of the Design Director into a playable experience. In a context of job creation within a well-established team, you will contribute to ambitious and growing projects.

  • Take ownership of the game mechanics and strategies, decide how they should be used in game, and works closely with Programming, Animation and Designer department to drive development towards the vision laid out by the Design Director.
  • Supervise the work of the game designers, provide them with feedback and support them in the prioritization and the realization of their tasks. Report their progress to the producer and if necessary to the Design Director.
  • Communicate the importance and role(s) of the features to the game team.
  • Regularly monitor the documentation and make sure the support is up to date.
  • Participate actively to the production planning and define the roadmap of the game design team with the producer.
  • Assess the success of the game by measuring how objectives are met.
  • Adjust the game to be aligned with the Design Director's vision and in phase with the client's expectations (with high end quality in mind).
  • Define the playstyles and the tactics to be used within the game by the targeted players.
  • Drive the team toward a benevolent work dynamic, values their skills and encourages their autonomy and their creativity.
  • Participate in the development of tools required to implement and adjust game systems in collaboration with Developers.
  • Perform any other related tasks, if required.

Candidate Profile

  • A minimum of 4-5 years' experience working as a Senior or Lead Game Designer (with at least 1 title shipped).
  • Highly proficient in game design and team management.
  • Good communication and project management skills, with a proven ability to focus on priorities, all while maintaining a positive team spirit.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences (client, team member, top management...) on a broad range of topics in English, e.g., technical, business, and creative (spoken and written).
  • Extended video games culture.

Additional Information

What we offer :
  • Open and collaborative employee culture
  • Team buildings and company activities
  • Healthcare plan and e-health platform
  • Work from home possible
  • Oversee work opportunities


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