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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023
This is what you like to do
If you want to work on creating and maintaining new and complex systems for simulation software, take ownership over those systems and think about full-stack solutions together with our domain experts, VSTEP has the perfect opportunity for you!

Your role within the development team would be to work on the simulation core of our software solutions. Your tasks would be ranging from designing and implementing new systems to having a deep dive into our code base and finding optimizations.
VSTEP provides a unique work environment for software engineers to work on real-time interactive simulation software that aims to train professionals in the maritime and response & safety industry.
We work in smaller teams of each 3-6 software engineers that each have their own team lead. In a team with domain and usability experts and product/project engineers you will be providing the technical know-how and software expertise. Your input is most valuable as you can balance requirements, performance and complexity to aim for the best fit solution.

Your daily activities will be:
  • Designing and programming new simulation software components
  • Debugging, bug fixing, analyzing problems and improving performance
  • Assisting your team members and reviewing their code
  • Giving input to project leaders and management regarding your specialization

Is this you?
You have:
  • At least 3-5 years of solid programming skills in C++ and/or C# (or other comparable modern OO programming languages)
  • Experience with real-time 3D engines like Unity, Unigine or Unreal.
  • A track record of getting stuff done
  • Preferably affinity with graphics programming and/or experience in shader languages like HLSL
  • Preferably good knowledge of mathematics or physics
  • An example of projects or open-source code that you’re proud of
  • Any other evidence of your passion for building great software

You are:
  • Interested in a broad range of systems that form our simulation software, from mathematical model to tooling
  • A team player who is also able to work independently
  • Pro-active and eager to get to the bottom of things
  • Open and outspoken about software quality
  • Willing to learn to work with our software platform
  • Fulltime available and eligible to work in the Netherlands
This is what you want in a job!
  • A flexible and international work environment In Rotterdam. We work in a hybrid remote-office approach
  • The chance to work on different international projects where there will be time to work on details, which make our software stand out
  • Working with top-of-the-line technology, building software for Class A simulators with an experienced team
  • You can choose your own working hours between 07:00 and 19:00
  • 25 annual holidays based on a 40 hour contract
  • The possibility of arranging partially remote work
  • Competitive salary based and benefits
About us

VSTEP| Enable learning by simulation. VSTEP is a leading developer of ship simulators and virtual training software company based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. With over 50 dedicated professionals located in the port of Rotterdam, we strive to train people for a safer world. We enable marine and safety professionals to learn and train by simulation in an efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable way to work towards a safer world. With 20+ years of experience and a strong client base all over the world, VSTEP wants to enable learning by simulation on a large scale. We do this by offering a strong NAUTIS product portfolio covering the full learning and training cycle of a maritime professional, and Response Simulator, our virtual training tool for emergency responders.