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Senior C++ / 3D Graphics Developer at Varjo
Helsinki, FI

At Varjo we create hardware and software to fulfil our vision of immersive computing. Our virtual and mixed reality products will transform the way professionals work, create and experience reality.

We want to work with the best – we want you to join us. We are offering you an exciting position where you can see into the future and play your part in shaping it.

When we are done, computers will look nothing like what they do right now.

Job description

Fulfilling our vision of immersive computing relies on us creating products that deliver immersive visual fidelity and performance never seen before. In reality, it means we will be implementing novel features and perfecting their quality, performance and UX to make that happen.

Your job will be to help us deliver state-of-the-art virtual and mixed reality features included in our software stack. You will nail it with a rigorous and passionate approach to writing core functionality under the hood and at desktop and headset user interface level to achieve good UX, including also touching bits and pieces related to renderings APIs of the Windows platform (such as DirectX), and relentlessly optimising performance, debugging, tracing and doing all the magical things only a world-class talent can do. You are natural at designing and implementing new algorithms and can transform theory and research into optimised implementations. You are not afraid of learning new things daily basis.

As an individual, you want to solve nearly impossible problems and be a team player who wants to work with other world-class software developers, HW engineers, and designers.

This is a full-time position located in Helsinki, Finland. Commuting from other cities in Finland is a possibility we can discuss and support. We are also open to discuss fully remote working.

If you're based somewhere else at the moment, we will also gladly help with relocating to Finland and make your move to the capital of the world's happiest and cleanest country as easy as possible.


  • Windows side feature development. You need to be able to make features bottom up implementing the logic to our multi process windows stack, taking into account all the time the performance aspect and hardware related communication, and polish the UX aspect while working on the feature.
  • Be accountable for implementing, debugging, tracing, optimizing and shipping core system software.
  • Be responsible for unit testing, regression testing and robustness of own code.


  • Fluent in C/C++ with multiple years of development experience as primary development language and several large scale projects shipped.
  • Expertise in working with at least one core graphics API (DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan). Track record of shipping high performance products using these core technologies.
  • Experience from working at user interface level in 2D and 3D.
  • Knack to find creative and innovative solutions and the persistence to polish them to perfection.
  • Team player, ability to perform in cross-functional teams and to share knowledge with others.
  • Our company language is English - thus good communication skills in English are required. Don't need to know a word of Finnish though.

Nice to have

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in a relevant area (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of GPU profiling tools such as Nvidia NSight or GPUView is a plus. This will come in handy when we work to reduce frame rate and latency for our whole system.
  • Experience working with VR user interfaces - or VR in general.
  • Working on network related software and video streaming.
  • Working on linux based software.
  • TypeScript or JavaScript experience.
  • Previous experience working on building a game engine is a huge plus as then you have worked on similar rendering pipeline challenges you will work on at Varjo.
  • Strong math skills (especially around graphics, i.e. linear algebra and related fields) is a bonus.
  • Previous experience of working with virtual or augmented reality solutions is a plus.

We offer

  • The possibility to see into the future of computing by taking part in creating the new state of art in virtual and mixed reality products and experiences
  • A startup culture with minimal bureaucracy and maximum opportunity for you to take charge of your work
  • The possibility to select the tools and methods you want to use to do your job effectively
  • Competitive salary in the capital of the world's happiest country
  • Premium employee medical coverage with life insurance and disability benefits
  • Office located right in the middle of downtown Helsinki

Get in touch

Ready to join? Apply now.

Include your CV and a link to your LinkedIn profile. Send us details of work you are especially proud of and what you did in those projects – wow us.

If you know people who are already working for Varjo, feel free to drop their names in your message.

This role will be filled as soon as the suitable candidate is found.

Candidates with a suitable combination of education, training and experience are encouraged to apply. Even if your profile is not a perfect match but you want to learn and grow, we would love to hear from you.