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

Date : 22.03.2023
Reference : AFJV-EDEV108-25168

Virtuos France

To be a part of Virtuos means to be a creator and aim at excellence.

At Virtuos, we harness the latest technologies to make video games better and more immersive than ever before. That is why we pride ourselves in constantly pushing the boundaries of possibility since our founding in 2004.

With over 3,500 staff in 19 studios around the world, Virtuos is one of the largest independent 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 18 of the top 20 game companies worldwide (2K, Activision-Blizzard, Bandai-Namco, EA, Microsoft, Square Enix, Sony, Ubisoft, Warner Bros...) 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 Group contributed to creation of such games as Batman - Return to Arkham, Assassin's Creed Liberation Remastered, Marvel's Avengers, The Last of Us Part II, Horizon Forbidden West, Marvel Midnight Suns, NFS Unbound, Callisto Protocol...

Our French studios are located in Paris, Lyon and Montpellier - join us to make games better, together.
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Avec plus de 3 500 employés et 19 studios à travers le monde, Virtuos est l'un des plus gros développeurs indépendants au monde.
Depuis nos débuts en 2004, 18 des plus grands acteurs de l'industrie (2K, Activision-Blizzard, Bandai-Namco, EA, Microsoft, Square Enix, Sony, Ubisoft, Warner Bros...) nous ont fait confiance pour réaliser 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 des jeux vidéo populaires tels que Batman - Return to Arkham, Assassin's Creed Liberation Remastered, Marvel's Avengers, The Last of Us Part II, Horizon Forbidden West, Marvel Midnight Suns, NFS Unbound, Callisto Protocol...

Nous recherchons des talents passionnés pour rallier les équipes de nos studios français à Paris, Lyon et Montpellier.
Virtuos recrutement

Technical Animation Director


Permanent contract Cergy (95)

Position Duties

For on-going and unannounced projects, we are looking for a Technical Animation Director motivated by versatile and various large-scale gameplay projects on PC, Xbox Series and PlayStation 5 to establish guidance and strategy for our team of talented technical animators.

By joining teams of passionate people, the first mission will be to define a new cutting-edge architecture for a real-time control rig of an ambitious Unreal Engine 5 project fitting the upcoming quality standard expected at release time in the coming years.

Responsibilities
  • Establish strategy and staffing plan of technical animators for the project where they are required ;
  • Analyze animators needs in order to streamline their tool chain from production step until runtime ;
  • Conduct the technical animation strategy in accordance with the Technical Director, Animation Director and Producer of each project ;
  • Manage the technical animators through the various projects where they are assigned to ;
  • Define, for the most complex problems in technical animation, the most suitable solutions to apply ;
  • Evaluate the risks and their implications in production and propose appropriate mitigation plans ;
  • Advise daily the technical animator team on the best choice to proceed in order to reach the projects targets and to maximize the production safety ;
  • Make sure the working processes are applied in a compliant way ;
  • When needed, be part of the development, especially to implement the most critical features ;
  • Collaborate with other team members and other development, art or production teams, whatever local or remote ;
  • Make propositions to improve existing functionalities, for the sake of the final quality of the game ;
  • Make sure the provided work result fit the expected quality and is delivered on time ;
  • When necessary, write a technical document explaining the developed or studied system.
  • Make sure the technical animator team deliver a clean, clearly commented and structured script, in respect of the suitable conditions of performance and reliability ;
  • Report to the Studio Technical Director and provide with necessary information about technical animation on the assigned projects.

Candidate Profile

Must have qualifications
  • Minimum of 7 years in technical animation production or equivalent, with a significant part in video game industry or any other domain related to real time application ;
  • Clear understanding of the programming languages, especially C++ and OOP logic ;
  • Familiar with modern game engine architectures ;
  • Familiar with Unreal Engine and the technical animation features within ;
  • Good understanding of the code impact on performance and memory utilization ;
  • Autonomous, efficient and proactive attitude ;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, French and English both written and spoken.

Nice to have qualifications
  • Familiar with Unreal Engine 5 and Control Rig ;
  • Comfortable in optimization field ;
  • C++ programmer background ;
  • Software Engineering skills ;
  • Credited in one released game at least.

Additional Information

Position
Permanent contract located at Cergy, France. Partial work from home possible.

What we offer
  • Open and collaborative employee culture ;
  • Team buildings and company activities ;
  • Healthcare plan ;
  • Work from home possible ;
  • Oversee work opportunities ;
  • Located in a green campus near RER ;
  • Meal allowance ;
  • Videogames and board-games library ;
  • Complimentary drinks ;
  • And more...

Provide

Resume, cover letter, references, web site (if relevant)

To: Talent Acquisition Specialist
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