Vacancy for (Senior) Game Developer

(Senior) Game Developer

  • 40 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 5,127
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Duration of the contract: 6-12 months
  • Application deadline: 14 August 2020

We are looking for

We are seeking an experienced gameplay and mobile platform developer for the duration of 6-12 months (depending on skills and experience). Your work will include developing gameplay mechanics, scraping data from a variety of social media and streaming sources, and publishing to web and mobile platforms. You will also be responsible for all phases of the software development lifecycle such as gathering technical requirements, design and architecture, coding, testing, deployment, maintenance and documentation.

Specifically, your main responsibilities will be the development of gaming systems in Unity (system design and gameplay coding for video games), back-end framework and networking development for database services, and (optionally) developing a machine learning algorithm on a variety of scraped digital data.

We ask

  • Proficiency in Unity and C# for video gaming environments and server-side languages and databases such as MySQL and PHP.
  • 5+ years of experience in video game programming/engineering development with advanced object-oriented design knowledge.
  • Shipped at least 2+ published titles with Unity as a programmer.
  • Experience with implementing code/data optimisations needed to reduce both memory consumption and execution speed on mobile platforms.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.
  • A university degree in computer science or a related discipline.
  • The ability to self-manage when given prioritised goals and objectives.
  • Self-motivation to efficiently schedule work and meet deadlines and the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organisational and team-working skills.
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills (in English).
  • Experience with implementing automated learning algorithms is a plus.
  • Advanced machine learning skills is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Graphics APIs DirectX, OpenGL is a plus.

We are

You will work closely together with an interdisciplinary team of game designers and scientists to engineer effective video game solutions for young people with complex mental and emotional health issues. You will be part of the Games for Emotional and Mental Health Lab (GEMH), a research lab that designs and evaluates video game interventions for mental and emotional well-being. We are part of the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands).

The Behavioural Science Institute is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Radboud University. It is a multidisciplinary behavioural research institute. Our researchers collaborate across the boundaries of psychology, educational science and communication science. The BSI has seven research programmes covering three major research themes: 1) development and learning, 2) psychopathology, health and well-being, and 3) social processes and communication. The BSI is globally recognised for its top-quality research on human behaviour. We conduct fundamental research as well as applied/translational research.

The BSI has state-of-the-art research facilities for observational studies, experiments, eye-tracking studies, EEG and other physiological measures, and behavioural measurements in real and 3D virtual environments. The neuroimaging facilities of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG and TMS) are available for research on the neural bases of behaviour. Moreover, the BSI is known for its successful graduate school and strong commitment to Open Science. For more information, see our website.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 5.127 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience (salary scale 10 may be applied).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: temporary (until 1 August 2021).
  • The intended start date is to be decided in consultation with you (preferably as soon as possible).
  • You will (initially) be teleworking and all communication will be online.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:

Hanneke Scholten, PhD


Ken Koontz, Creative Director


We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding. 


Hanneke Scholten

Researcher, interdisciplinary work and collaboration, wants to understand the how's and why's, loves her high heels and coffee in the morning, walks and talks too fast.


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