Gameplay Programmer

Apr 02, 2023
Amsterdam, Netherlands
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Partly remote
Job Description
Our client, Vertigo Games, the largest VR developer in the world and part of the Embracer Group, the largest group of developers in the world. As their Amsterdam studio is in full production of its most ambitious project to date, a true multi-platform high-end VR action shooter based on a global franchise, and with plans to start the next project this year, they are looking to recruit a Gameplay Programmer who can aid them in their mission.
  • To take ownership of a game feature implementation, working closely together with the tech lead to make it fit the complete codebase and working closely together with the designers to identify the technical constraints based on their creative guidance.
  • To use your knowledge of C++, C#, object orientation, design patterns, algorithms and data structures to create solid technical designs and efficient implementations of these game features and systems.
  • To work closely together with their designers to create fun and engaging game elements for their triple A VR games.
  • To analyze prototype code and come up with production quality systems that are robust and can stand the test of time in an iterative environment.
  • To constantly take performance into account so their games and experiences can keep running at a smooth 72+ FPS, even when rendering to both eyes and using the latest and greatest mobile hardware to do so.
  • To analyze problems and debug them in order to quickly locate and fix challenging bugs.
  • You have written a number of games and or hobby projects in C++ and have a proper understanding of all the basic concepts of the language like the object oriented approach, pointers and references, containers, inheritance, polymorphism, functions, structures and visibility.
  • You have created at least 1 project using the Unreal Engine providing you with a good understanding on creating blueprints, optimizing code through usage of C++ and the Unreal pipeline.
  • Technical and creative at the same time.
  • Social and collaborative.
  • Excited by the potential of VR.
  • Eligible to work in the EU.
  • Bonus point
  • If you have already worked in VR.
  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance.
  • A hybrid working model with two office days per week.
  • Career coaching and a personal development budget.
  • 30% Income tax reduction for eligible expats.
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation.
  • 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more.
  • Free train commuting to and from the office.
  • Free pension plan.
  • A healthy lunch in our canteen
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam.
  • Thursday afternoon drinks.
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home.
  • Whilst working from home we provide all the relevant hardware, budget for a desk and chair and a contribution toward your energy cost.
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