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Lead Environment Artist

Crytek is looking for a creatively minded and sociable Lead Environment Artist to join the Hunt: Showdown team.

*Sample pictures or portfolio link, which shows sample work are necessary.*

Relocation & Remote Work
For this position, you have one of the following options:
1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits.
2. If you are already living in one of the following countries, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there. 
United Kingdom
3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country (max. +/- 2 hours CET), we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.
  • Lead the day-to-day management of the art team;
  • Along with the Art Director, regular appraisal, review and objective setting for the art team;
  • Ensure good communication & coordination between the art team and other disciplines of the bigger team;
  • Assist with recruitment and selection of staff for the team;
  • Liaise with external service providers if required;
  • Prepare task schedules for the art team in conjunction with Artists, Art Project Managers, Producers and other Project Managers;
  • Monitor and update schedules for the art team in conjunction with Artists, Art Project Managers, Producers and other Project Managers;
  • Define and enforce industry leading working practices and structure for the given project, based on scope and resources;
  • Ensure good art asset standards are set and achieved across the team;
  • Be a quality gate. Help their team to succeed and push their quality to the next level;
  • Foster the strengths of the team;
  • Maintain and enforce the art vision and style set out by the Art Director;
  • Can break down problems in an analytical manner and is able to present information concisely. This includes long-term strategic planning together with other stakeholders.
  • Extensive games experience; broad level of interdisciplinary knowledge;
  • At least 1 AAA title shipped as a Lead Artist;
  • Management and project planning experience;
  • Recruitment/interviewing experience;
  • Excellent understanding of production procedures and software employed in the team:
  • Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies;
  • Strong ability to create believable, realistic environments in a real-time engine;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good motivational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Able to manage, plan and organize time; highly reliable task prioritization and estimations;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines at all levels;
  • Ability to manage the demands of numerous people and tasks;
  • Team leadership qualities and a team player.
  • Experience with CRYENGINE;
  • Experience with procedural content creation;
  • Experience with photogrammetry;
  • Outsourcing experience;
  • Passion for first-person shooter game.
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. 
Join us on our exciting company events, including new starter breakfasts, summer and winter parties, our annual trip to Gamescom in Cologne, and many more!* 
We are all gamers: stay connected and play games with your colleagues at our remote gaming parties.
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.