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

Date : 29.03.2024
Reference : AFJV-EDEV108-27009

Virtuos France

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

7 candidates • Permanent contract Cergy (95)

Position Duties

About Game Source Paris
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), Horizon Zero Dawn : Complete Edition (2020) and Medal of Honor : Above and Beyond (2021).

About the position
For our ongoing and unannounced projects, we are looking for a versatile Lead Developer motivated by various missions around Gameplay, Animation, Graphics and Tool fields, on large-scale game development projects for PC, Xbox Series and PlayStation 5, in order to establish guidance and architecture for our team of talented developers.

Main responsibilities
  • Make the team execute the development strategy defined in cooperation with the Technical Director ;
  • Organize tasks among developers and support them to establish the fairest estimates ;
  • Commit the team to meeting all objectives according to producer's goals ;
  • Guide daily the team on the best choice to proceed in order to maximize the production safety ;
  • Coach your team members on their skills by sharing knowledge and mentoring the junior ones ;
  • Make sure the working processes are applied in a compliant way ;
  • Efficiently communicate messages to and from upper management ;
  • When needed, be part of the development, especially to implement the most critical features ;
  • Collaborate with 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 or make write tech documents explaining the developed or studied systems ;
  • Make sure the developer team deliver a clean, clearly commented and structured code, in respect of the suitable conditions of performance and reliability ;
  • Report to the referent Technical Director and provide with all the necessary information.

Candidate Profile

Must have qualifications
  • Minimum experience of 3 years in game programming or any equivalent in multimedia or 3D industry ;
  • Proficient in C++ and object-oriented programming ;
  • Demonstrated expertise in software engineering ;
  • Familiar with modern game engine architectures ;
  • Excellent 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 as well as its various features and API ;
  • Has shipped one console or PC title at least ;
  • Comfortable in optimization field ;
  • Experience in Gameplay, Animation, Graphics or Tool development fields ;

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

Additional Information

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...


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To: Talent Acquisition Specialist
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