Senior/Lead VR Gameplay Programmer (C++)

  • Freelance / Contract
  • remote


Creating a first-ever VR/AR World of Science and Technology

The position is with IKA. You will be a part of the creation of a first-ever VR/AR World of Science and Technology experience; a collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality gaming platform between industry leading scientists and universities for one of the world’s biggest industries. If you are interested in pushing the boundaries of VR and AR through Science and Technology with a gamification element, this may be the opportunity for you!

We are seeking a full-time Senior/Lead VR Gameplay Programmer (100% remote or on site) to join our dedicated team. We need your expertise in creating fun and engaging game systems to thrill a whole new audience of scientists. We believe that VR and AR are the future of scientific research and education and would like you to be a part of our future.

The IKA laboratory, as well as the analytical and processing divisions, currently have around 900 employees, and continue to offer a wide range of innovative equipment for numerous applications in research and development, as they have over 100 years. Worldwide market leaders trust in our proven technology.

Implement gameplay systems in a self-organizing, interdisciplinary team
Write clean, well-tested, performant code
Write and maintain technical design and software system documentation
Analyze and optimize systems as required
Recognize opportunities to improve our games or general workflows, and seek to make these changes
Create and iterate new VR and AR gameplay systems for interaction and content creation

Required Qualifications and Skills:
4+ years of C++ experience
A minimum of three years of experience in software engineering
A minimum of two years of game industry experience
Ability to design and communicate gameplay systems to a team
Competence in writing solid, reliable, and efficient code
Experience with 3D game engines
BS (or higher) in Computer Science or a similar discipline (i.e. Physics, Math, EE, etc.)
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
Shipped console/PC title experience
VR and/or AR experience as a developer or user
Performance optimization skills
Experience in client / server architecture as well as implementing multiplayer gameplay
Knowledge of database development (MySQL, Oracle, … )
Familiar with: JSON, XML, JavaScript, and/or Python

Benefits and Pay/Additional information:
Comprehensive benefits package for employee and family
Equity offered for the VR/AR division
Competitive compensation
Relocation and visa/immigration support will be provided by the company for the employee and their family
The company is located close to France, Switzerland, the Black Forest, and the Alps for those who like to travel or do outdoor activities on weekends
Plan to open a San Francisco and/or Berlin office in a few years, so this person could move to either location then



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