Senior Technical Artist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Amsterdam

Your mission
​We are Vertigo Games, the largest award-winning VR developer in the world. As our 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, we are looking to recruit a seasoned Technical Artist who can help push the boundaries of our art team's capability.

Are you looking to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team to steer implementation of engaging game features and systems for our groundbreaking VR games and experiences? Then we should meet!


  • Optimize scenes and assets to ensure smooth performance and optimal player experience.
  • Test and troubleshoot optimization issues.
  • Research and implement technical improvements.
  • Train other artists in best practices, tools and processes.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and new technologies related to VR optimization and asset creation.
  • Provide technical tools and guidance to ensure art assets meet performance and quality standards.
Your profile
  • You are able to analyse and solve workflow/pipeline issues.
  • Your communication and documentation is accessible and concise, supporting the art and tech team's efforts.
  • Comfortable collaborating with other disciplines.
  • Multiple years of experience working in the games industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of Unreal Engine e.g. shaders, blueprint, particle systems.
  • Good understanding of performance implications and optimizations.
  • Strong knowledge of pixel and vertex shaders.
  • Familiarity with special effects software (e.g. FumeFX, RealFlow, Embergen, Houdini).
  • Knowledge of modelling and texturing pipeline.
Bonus points for
  • Knowledge of VFX and Niagara.
  • Substance Painter & Designer experience.
  • Experience with Houdini.
  • Knowledge of MEL and Python.
  • Programming skills in C++.
  • Understanding of CGFX and/or HLSL shader languages.
  • Experience with Maya/Blender.
We offer
  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance.
  • A hybrid working model with two office days per week.
  • 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 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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