Junior AI Programmer

Crytek is looking for an passionate Junior AI Programmer to work with our game development team in our Frankfurt, Germany studio.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Game AI programmer with a desire to work together with game designers and other members of the team to collaborate on the implementation of AI behaviors and rules, defining combat experience etc. This is a position where design, AI code implementation, creative tools improvements and use by example are all parts of the daily job. 

The position involves working within cross-disciplinary groups. As a key member of the team you’ll be involved in crafting great AAA games with a great team using state-of-the-art technology.
Responsibilities
  • Work with existing engine code base to enhance AI. 
  • Develop AI / game code as well as tools and extend it for a high profile project.
  • Create immersive and compelling combat experiences.
  • Optimize and debug high-end Console and PC performance. 
  • Specify and contribute to testing procedures. 
  • Integrate creative and technical design processes while ensuring that high production values are never compromised. 
  • Create accurate task duration estimates and complete all work in a timely basis.
  • Create documentation where required.
  • Develop well designed software within project schedule to team standards.
  • Provide input to department project status meetings. 
Requirements
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • Worked on university related and private game or modding projects (please provide a portfolio link).
  • Some experience with practical Game AI techniques in context of games/real-time applications.
  • Affinity for new AI related technologies.
  • Passion for making games.
  • Good understanding of C++ in a games development environment.
  • Experience with any game engines preferably experience with CRYENGINE.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Show a strong passion for making the highest quality / state of the art games
  • Team player and self-driven.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Solid English skills, good communication skills with strong affinity for transparence.
  • Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main area, Germany.
What you can expect from us
  • A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
  • Flexible work time.
  • FUN.
  • Free public transportation ticket, which lets you use public transport free of charge 24/7.
  • Free German lessons
  • Company language is English. Any additional language is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Extensive assistance with getting visa, work permits and communication with local authorities.
  • Relocation support.
  • A company apartment for your first few months and help in finding a private apartment....and many more!

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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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