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

Date : 01.04.2021
Reference : AFJV-EINF108-19758

Virtuos France

With over 2,000 staff, Virtuos is one of the largest and most recognized 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 15 of the top 20 game companies worldwide (Square Enix, Warner Bros., 2K, Ubisoft, EA, Activision, Sony, Microsoft...) 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 aims at being the Number One game development partner by providing the best games and art to developers and publishers worldwide.

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) and Horizon Zero Dawn : Complete Edition (2020).

For on-going and unannounced projects, we are looking for a programmer to work on versatile and various productions focused on gameplay development missions at first and extendable to engine features implementation, optimization, visual system improvement or integration of cutting-edge technologies.

By joining teams of passionate people, the first mission will be either to develop mechanisms of an internal game production, or to implement agent behaviors or related game systems into the brand new in-progress open-world game of a renowned client for next-gen consoles, targeting in any case the best possible quality.
Virtuos recrutement

Lead Artist (H/F)

Permanent contract Cergy (95)

Position Duties

As a Lead Artist, you will be leading our studio's art team, goals and collaboration between disciplines to push our games to the next level in the industry.

Responsibilities :
  • Collaborate with Art/Producer team leadership to assist and develop artistic & professional level quality for the games Virtuos is working on.
  • Provide regular artistic guidance, constructive criticism & critical feedback to concept and 3d artists, ensuring that all art teams are producing assets that meet the overall visual style and quality bar.
  • Collaborate with other Artists to find the best solutions to all major technical and/or creative challenges facing the art team.
  • Adapt to different type of projects in terms of their technical needs as well as artistic styles.
  • Pro-actively identify and resolve risks to both the project and outsource pipeline and ensure that all security measures are in place.
  • Collaborate with tools and engine teams to continually improve upon our custom workflows and technology.

Candidate Profile

Must have qualifications
  • At least 3+ years of experience working in the video game and/or vfx industries.
  • Have an experience in lead position and managing other artists.
  • Solid understanding of general 3d fields and ability to evaluate their complexity and estimation, this includes modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, rigging, skinning, animation, vfx, simulation, etc
  • Strong knowledge of 3D software like 3DS Max or Maya, Zbrush, etc.
  • Experience working with real time engines likes Unreal, Unity, CryEngine, etc.
  • Experience with creating props, characters, environments, lighting and material look development for real time platforms.
  • Knowledge of rendering budgets and other technical issues related to performance in real-time engines.
  • Experience with PBR workflows using texturing software such as Substance Designer/Painter.

Nice to have qualifications
  • Traditional art skills like drawing, painting or sculpting.
  • Experience working with photogrammetry.

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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