Principal VFX Artist

We are Vertigo Games, the largest VR developer in the world and part of the Embracer Group, the largest group of developers 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 Principal VFX Artist who can aid us in our mission.

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!



  • Create high quality VFX in a range of techniques and styles
  • Research and implement new, innovative VFX techniques
  • Monitoring VFX impact on performance and adjusting accordingly



  • 6+ year’s of experience as VFX Artist.
  • Strong artistic insight and feeling for timing and animation.
  • Familiar with Unreal Engine’s Niagara Systems.
  • Possess proven technical ability; from content creation to getting it to run in game.
  • Extensive knowledge of Unreal Engine e.g. shaders, blueprint, particle systems.
  • Good understanding of performance implications and optimizations.
  • Established modeling and texturing ability.
  • Strong knowledge of pixel and vertex shaders.
  • Extensive knowledge of special effects software (e.g. FumeFX, RealFlow, Embergen, Houdini).



  • Substance Painter & Designer experience.
  • Knowledge of MEL/Python.
  • Understanding of CGFX and/or HLSL shader languages.



  • 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 costs.


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.

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