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

Date : 31.05.2024
Reference : AFJV-EDEV108-27222

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 Animation Developer

3 candidates • Permanent contract Cergy (95)

Position Duties

For on-going and unannounced projects, we are looking for a Lead Animation Developer 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 animation developers.

By joining teams of passionate people, the first mission will be to develop a 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.
  • 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

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...


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