Senior Gameplay Programmer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Amsterdam

Your mission
We are Vertigo Games, developers and publishers of big hit VR titles like Arizona Sunshine, The 7th Guest and the highly anticipated Metro Awakening. Our Amsterdam studio is gearing up to start development for a big new project and we are looking to recruit a Senior Gameplay Programmer who can aid us in our mission.
Are you looking for a studio that celebrates creativity and sets the bar in immersive entertainment? Then we should meet!


  • Take ownership of a game feature implementation, working closely together with the tech lead to make it fit the complete codebase.
  • Analyze problems and debug them to quickly locate and fix challenging bugs.
  • Work closely with the designers to identify the technical constraints and create fun and engaging game elements for our triple A VR games.
  • Take performance into account so our games and experiences can keep running at a smooth 72+ FPS.
  • Use your knowledge of object orientation, design patterns, algorithms and data structures to program solid technical designs and efficient implementations of these game features and systems.
  • Examine prototype code and come up with production quality systems that are robust and can stand the test of time in an iterative environment.
  • Mentoring and technical guidance of junior and intermediate team members.
Your profile
  • You have worked in the games industry as a Programmer for several years preferably with VR and / or mobile devices.
  • Strong fundamentals in object-oriented programming, design patterns, algorithms and data structures.
  • You have created several projects using a game engine like Unity, Unreal or a proprietary engine.
  • A strong desire on working with new and innovative technology
  • You focus on quality at all stages of development and operation.
  • Commitment to writing clear, well-tested, maintainable, and extendable code.
Bonus points for
  • Knowledge of Javascript and/or typescript
  • Having worked in VR before.
We offer
  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance.
  • A hybrid working model with two office days per week.
  • 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 costs.
About us

Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR  entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam & Amsterdam (NL) and Los  Angeles, California (USA).

With experienced teams in the areas of Studios, Publishing and Arcades, the company develops, publishes and distributes a growing portfolio of quality VR games that offer a novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experience both in- and outside of the home.

In 2020, Vertigo Games joined the leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, Koch Media, now PLAION (a subsidiary of the Embracer Group), adding VR gaming to the Group’s global network.

In 2021, the company announced it has five more high-end titles in the pipeline for the coming years.

We are looking forward to your application!
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