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

Date : 22.04.2024
Reference : AFJV-EINF108-27092

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

Animation Director

4 candidates • Permanent contract Cergy (95)

Position Duties

Responsibilities :
  • Define, document, and drive the vision for animation on the AAA title projects ;
  • Manage a team of animators, spearheading project planning, ensuring quality and staying on the schedule precisely ;
  • Create / determine the benchmark in each project and test ;
  • Set up the production pipeline for animation in AAA games ;
  • Act as the key person to communicate between animators, cross department in studio and the external clients ;
  • Provide the guidance during the creative discussion with design and art leadership ;
  • Participate to putting together proposals for clients and projects by defining the strategy for animation and estimate the workload ;
  • Be a strong partner with producers to ensure the schedules and plans meet business needs ;
  • Mentor / Pitcher to support the animation team with constructing feedbacks ;
  • Provide a sharp perspective with game-logic to meet the quality and requirement ;
  • Analyze the workflow, technical key points of new projects, and understand requirements from leads and clients ;
  • Foresee the weakness and threats in animation department to improve what is needed ;
  • Be a team Cultural keeper and guardian to create an atmosphere with belonging ;
  • Pitch the action / acting in Cinematics to fulfill the story-telling and narrative inside ; camera staging is needed as well.

Candidate Profile

Qualifications :
  • 10+ years' experience in game industry with at least 3 shipped titles ;
  • Minimum 3 years of management experience as an Animation Director or Animation Team Lead with sufficient and good credentials ;
  • A great eye for overseeing and supervising all animation content across a single project ;
  • Deep understanding of full game industry working process ;
  • A thorough understanding of all kinds of animation styles, technique and theory ;
  • Extensive knowledge of game content production pipeline and animation pipelines for AAA ;
  • Excellent understanding of animation and rigging workflows ;
  • Confidence with directing story boarder and animator in Cinematic and Cutscene ;
  • Committed and motivated to be a good team player with a positive attitude ;
  • A fluent English ability with good communication skills ;
  • Passion for games.

Bonus skills :
  • At least one shipped AAA title ;
  • Experience in various 3D Animation software, such as Motionbuilder, Maya, 3dsMax and Blender ;
  • Experience in developing Film or Animated series in CG Industry ;
  • Experience with motion capture ;
  • Knowledgeable of Animation system in game engines - UE4/5, Unity, or proprietary ;
  • Knowledgeable of Animation Blueprint / Animator in game engines - UE4/5, Unity, or proprietary ;
  • Deep understanding of full game industry working process.

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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