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Virtuos Lyon (logo)
1 Place Pascalon
69002 Lyon

Date : 22.02.2024
Reference : AFJV-EDEV108-26857

Virtuos Lyon

With over 3,700 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 3 700 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 Developer

8 candidates • Permanent contract Lyon (69)

Position Duties

For on-going and unannounced projects, we are looking for a Lead developer to work on versatile and various productions with include gameplay development, features implementation, optimization, improvement of visual systems with cutting-edge technologies.
  • Implement with the team the development strategy defined in cooperation with Technical Director ;
  • Assign tasks to the developers, estimate time to accomplish them and commit to meeting all objectives according to producer's goals ;
  • Make sure the team delivers a code which is clean, clearly structured and commented, in respect of the appropriate conditions of performance and reliability ; Ensure documentation is up to date ;
  • Coach and guide the development of the team members ; share knowledge and mentor the less experienced programmers, including task assignments and follow up ;
  • Participate to implementation, integration, optimization and debug as well as the team ;
  • Efficiently communicate and support messages and decisions from management ;
  • Facilitate communication between the programming team and the other production teams (programming, design, art) whether local or abroad ;
  • Ensure that quality and scheduling goals are met ;
  • Report the progress of the work and provide with the result achieved in the expected time, along with any information necessary for its proper use.
  • Report to the Technical Director any trouble issue or risks in order to adapt the development strategy accordingly ;
  • Perform other related duties.

Candidate Profile

  • Minimum of 5 years in game programming - preferably on a AAA console title (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch) ; Must have shipped a minimum of 1-2 AAA titles as a game programmer or Lead ;
  • Proficient in C++ and object-oriented programming ;
  • Demonstrated experience in engine programming or low-level system programming ;
  • Very good understanding of the code impact on performance and memory utilization ;
  • Experience with supervising a game programming team and enforcing coding practices on team is a significant asset ;
  • UE5 coding experience in a professional setting ;
  • Autonomous and proactive attitude ;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, French and English both written and spoken ;
  • Being comfortable with debugging unfamiliar code ;
  • Passion for making and playing games.

Nice to have qualifications
  • Experience with PBR ;
  • Interest for optimization ;
  • Experience in developing in-game tools or integrated in the game production pipeline (C++/C#).

Additional Information

What we offer :
  • Open and collaborative employee culture.
  • Located in the heart of Lyon.
  • Partial work from home possible.
  • Overseas work opportunities.
  • Healthcare plan.
  • Team buildings and company activities.
  • Complimentary drinks.
  • And more...


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