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Rendering Software Engineer  


Vectorworks is looking for talented, motivated software developers to help us design, develop, and maintain user features and support systems for Vectorworks, a leading CAD/BIM package sold in 85 countries around the world. We’re specifically looking to add to our 2D/3D graphics and rendering team.

We support a wide range of development areas and are looking to hire on our various teams, including: 2D and 3D graphics, rendering, OpenGL, imaging, Mac and Windows-specific development, embedded spreadsheet, native text engine, localization, digital terrain modeling, industry-specific components related to Architecture, Landscaping, and Entertainment industries, internal support systems, and much more.

The Rendering Software Engineer will design, develop and implement core rendering components of Vectorworks software. Along with a team of Rendering Engineers, this individual will test development code, peer review code and perform competitive analysis when necessary.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Determining and documenting user requirements for task overviews
  • Creating and reviewing task designs
  • Investigating bugs and determining appropriate fixes
  • Collaborating and providing technical assistance to others


Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics or a related field
  • 2+ years experience in a Software Engineering role, rendering experience a huge plus!

You’d be a great fit if you have:

  • Proficiency with C++ (or another object-oriented programming language).
  • Expertise in OpenGL.
  • Experience with rendering and shader programming.
  • Deep knowledge of the graphics pipeline, GPU architecture, advanced lighting, texturing and rendering techniques.
  • Strong math and geometry skills.
  • Previous experience with CAD applications a huge plus!
  • The desire to join a collaborative and growing team.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employe

About the Organization Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group and has been developing software since 1985. The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than half a million designers in the AEC, entertainment, and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions that allow designers to easily capture, develop, and communicate their ideas with accuracy and efficient, Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies.

Since its beginnings in the mid-1980s as Diehl Graphsoft, Inc., the company has played a formative role in the CAD industry, redefining the marketplace by setting a high standard for its products, and continually testing and refining them to surpass users' expectations. In the process, it has become an internationally respected leader in both CAD and BIM technology. The company created one of the first CAD programs, one of the first 3D modeling software programs, and the first cross-platform CAD application. Vectorworks was also one of the first to introduce BIM capabilities, before BIM became an industry buzzword.

The Vectorworks, Inc. office is located in Columbia, MD, where approximately 180 employees perform their greatest work to serve our customers and maintain our lead in the industry. Please visit our website at to learn more.

Thank you for your interest in Vectorworks!  

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