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Senior Technical Writer

Crytek is looking for a Senior Technical Writer to join its CRYENGINE Documentation team at its Frankfurt am Main studio in Germany.

The team is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining CRYENGINE and inter-departmental documentation.

NOTE: Please also provide with your application a cover letter justifying your interest in the position. Applications without a cover letter will be ignored. A portfolio with exhibitable evidence of contributing to the improvement of documentation or a knowledge base at a prior company. 
  • Write new and update existing technical documentation related to CRYENGINE.
  • Support the HUNT: Showdown and Crysis 4 (Working Title) development teams with structuring, creating, and maintaining their documentation:
  • Meticulously evaluate and improve the knowledge transfer and documentation strategy of multiple development teams through close communication and collaboration.
  • Identify critical issues on these teams and proactively work with the Documentation team lead in resolving them.
  • Collaborate with the CRYENGINE Learning team in improving the CRYENGINE onboarding strategy for all teams

  • Contribute to the decision making involved in the laying out the documentation roadmap of multiple development teams, in alignment with the CRYENGINE roadmap.
  • Innovate documentation and collaborative processes within the Documentation team.
  • Ensure that all written documentation is of a high professional standard in terms of technical accuracy, attention to detail, English usage and presentation.
  • Train and mentor new Technical Writers.
  • At least 3 years of professional technical writing or related experience, for e.g., programming, business correspondence, journalism, or other writing roles.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Ability to gather information via different means (one-on-one communication, workshops, video demonstrations etc.) and distill it into written form.
  • Ability to write clear technical documentation that can be understood by an international audience whose first language may not be English.
  • Ability to write appropriate documentation and for specific audiences – this will include brand new users of CRYENGINE all the way through to seasoned professionals.
  • Ability to work and stay organized while dealing with multiple dynamic teams with different styles of work.
  • Willingness to study and learn the nuances of any and all game development disciplines for the purpose of creating better documentation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proactive, customer-driven mindset.
  • Confidence in leading meetings, presentations, and the ability to clearly articulate ideas/opinions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and able to work alone using own initiative.
  • Competent with the Microsoft Office suite, especially Word.
  • Passion for making games and for gaming technology.
  • Willing to relocate to the Frankfurt am Main area, Germany.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or for e.g. English, Journalism etc. (providing a strong interest/ability can be shown for Computing/Technology).
  • Experience in working with Confluence, Wikis or other web-based documentation systems.
  • Experience in using CRYENGINE or any other leading Game Engine(s).
  • Experience in using image editing tools such as Photoshop, Snagit, Paint etc.
  • Experience in using designer tools such as Maya, 3ds Max etc.
  • Experience in using JIRA, Perforce, GitHub etc.
  • Experience working in an Agile Software Development environment.
  • Basic knowledge of modern programming/scripting languages, e.g., C++, C#, Python etc.
  • Games industry experience.

What you can expect from us
Career Path 
Your professional development is important to us, so we have laid out a career plan to help you progress towards your goals and objectives. 
Company Apartment 
To help you get settled, we provide you with a fully furnished company apartment during your first three months in Frankfurt.* 
Relocation Support 
We offer a relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family. 
You can expect extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process, as well as help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.).* 
Public Transport Pass 
Discover Frankfurt by bus, tram and metro – free of charge.* 
Gym Card 
A healthy body is a healthy mind. We offer a membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany. Work out, join group fitness classes, or relax in the wellness facilities.
International Environment 
We truly embody diversity at Crytek. With employees from over 42 different countries, we define ourselves by our cultural diversity. 
German Classes 
Understanding the local culture will make your stay abroad more enjoyable, and Crytek supports that by offering German language courses for you and your family. 
Vacation Days 
At our Frankfurt office you can enjoy 24 days of vacation per year, and every 2 years you get 1 more (up to a maximum of 28 days). You will also have on average 10 public holidays on top of the days you take off. If you are working from another country, local standards apply.
*only applicable to employees in Frankfurt.

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We are Crytek.

Crytek is an independent video game developer, publisher, and technology provider based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Crytek pushes the boundaries of the possible to make the impossible a reality. We want to create the most fun gaming experiences around, and if we have to blow up computer system requirements or push genre boundaries to do so, then we will. With almost two decades of experience in the games industry, Crytek takes its unique combination of experience and skills and continue to make an impact via innovative, fun, cutting-edge games and technology.

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