Vertigo Games Performance Engineer

Performance Engineer

Job description

Vertigo Games is a leading publisher and developer of VR games. We are looking for a passionate Performance Engineer to join our team based in the center of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Join us on a mission to develop and launch cutting-edge VR games internationally and help us on our quest to push the boundaries of virtual reality gaming.


  • Write clear, portable, maintainable and performant code
  • Work closely with our game development team to optimize and/or redesign existing game systems in favor of performance
  • Monitor and maintain performance standards for our active in-development products, ensuring peak-performance throughout the development process


  • A problem-solving mentality
  • Strong experience in performance analysis and code optimizations, preferably within game applications
  • Understanding of both CPU and GPU bottlenecks in-game applications
  • Extensive understanding of concepts like Draw Calls, Static/Dynamic Batching, Instancing
  • Deep understanding with common code bottlenecks like boxing, garbage, incorrect usage of collections
  • Experience with rendering, shader development, and graphics hardware and API’s


  • Experience with offloading CPU work to compute cores/shaders
  • Experience with game optimization for limited platforms (VR/console/handhelds/mobile)
  • Experience with relevant profiling/optimization technology (RenderDoc, CoreDumps)
  • Experience with proprietary console profiling tools (PlayStation/Xbox)

what we offer

  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance
  • Room to learn, grow and share your creative input
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension plan (50% own contribution, 50% paid by employer)
  • Free train commuting when living outside of Rotterdam
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home
  • Health benefits such as fresh fruit at the office and discounted gym memberships
  • Office with a panoramic view, located in the city center of Rotterdam

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Required application materials:
  • Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Zip file containing: multiple code samples (5+) demonstrating your code qualifications and a readme explaining them

Do not: send a full project or github that we have to browse through to find the juicy details
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