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

Date : 12.09.2022
Reference : AFJV-EINF108-23854

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 3,000 staff in 16 studios around the world, 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 18 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.

For our studio located in Montpellier, working on high expertise level projects (engineering, rendering), we are looking for passionate junior engine / rendering / tool programmers. If you are eager to address technical challenges and participate to the development of a small local team whilst getting the opportunity to cooperate with other international studios, it's time to start a career at Virtuos !


Avec plus de 3000 employés et 16 studios dans le monde entier, Virtuos est l'une des plus reconnues et des plus grandes compagnies développant des jeux vidéo pour les 18 éditeurs parmi les 20 plus renommés (Square Enix, Warner Bros., 2K, Ubisoft, EA, Activision, Sony, Microsoft...).

Pour notre studio basé à Montpellier, spécialisé sur des projets à forte valeur ajoutée technique, nous recherchons un.e Lead jeux vidéo (engine, rendu, outils) passionné.e de programmation et motivé.e par le challende de contribuer à la formation d'une équipe, la diriger sous la surpervision et avec l'aide du directeur technique du studio. Vous aurez l'occasion de coopérer avec des équipes des autres studios de Virtuos (Lyon, Paris, Dublin, Shanghai, Chengdu, Singapour...). Parmi les jeux récents auxquels nous avons collaboré figurent : The Outer World, Medal of Honor Above and Beyond, Dark Souls Remastered, Destroy all Humans ! , Marvel's Avengers ou encore Bioshock : The Collection.
Virtuos recrutement

Lead Animator

Permanent contract Cergy (95)

Position Duties

As a group, Virtuos has become a recognized leader in its field, has been growing faster than its peers have in recent years, and is pursuing an aggressive global expansion strategy. To this end, we are seeking an experienced Lead Animator who can join our team and help pave the way towards our new goals.

About the position
  • Lead Game Animators should have experience and ability to lead a team of animators of various seniority.
  • Should have a strong understanding of animating for computer games, along with proven working experience and examples.
  • Animate humanoids and creatures of different shapes and sizes.
  • A strong understanding of animation concepts used such as demonstrating strong poses, timing and weight.
  • Experience in creating animation cycles, poses, and combat animations
  • Experience with both keyframe and motion capture clean up.
  • The ability to animate between various styles including realistic and cartoon.
  • Able to efficiently manage time to complete work to a high standard and meet expectations.
  • Analyze the workflow, technical key points of new projects, and understand requirements from leads and clients.
  • Help mentor junior animators to improve.
  • Passion for games and understand functionality of animation to satisfy requirements of gameplay.
  • Able to vocalize concerns and express opinions in areas such as pipeline improvements, software and processes.
  • Rigging expertise

  • A lead game animator, you should quickly understand the requirements and workflow of a project.
  • Should be able to work independently.
  • Analyze workload and break down into tasks for the animation team.
  • Liaise with art or animation director to understand project direction and requirements.
  • Balance hands on work with team management and supporting the animation team.
  • Provide their own suggestions to AD and Leader on various project requirements.
  • Learn and use new tools and methods in projects.
  • Work should be consistently of a high quality.
  • Self-critical of their own work ensuring reduced feedback.
  • Able to understand feedbacks from leaders and clients.
  • Inquisitive and able to the team members.
  • Research new techniques or software to advance the animation department.

Candidate Profile

  • At least 4 to 6 years' experience in Animation with a minimum of 1 years in game animation as a lead.
  • A recognized degree from Animation or related education, with a solid and systematic knowledge in animation principles.
  • Comprehensive skills in game animation development, 3D model rigging and skinning both simple and complex models.
  • Solid understanding in humanoid and creature movement and behavior, in various styles such as realistic and cartoon.
  • Solid technical skills in, Unreal engine, Maya and MotionBuilder (3dsMax and other animation linked software is a plus).
  • Experience animating humanoids and creatures of different shapes and sizes.
  • A strong understanding of animation concepts used such as demonstrating strong poses, timing and weight.
  • Experience in creating animation cycles, poses, and combat animations
  • Experience with both keyframe and motion capture clean up.
  • Good time management skills ensuring work is completed with expected quality and in a timely manner.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Face rigging experience.
  • Passion for games animation.
  • Should have shipped multiple AA or AAA games as a lead or senior animator.


Up-to-date portfolio demonstrating your skills and achievements.
Thank you for your interest by sending us your CV and cover letter.
To: Talent Acquisition Specialist
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