Senior Technical Artist – Pipeline/Tools

Crytek is looking for a Senior Technical Artist with focus on pipeline and tools.  That person will be responsible for the backend/pipeline of cutting-edge real-time graphics and technology development.  
This role helps us to improve our Pipeline and provide the necessary Tools for Artists, to streamline and speed up their workflow.

Relocation & Remote Work
Although we believe living close to our studio helps foster team spirit and stronger bonds between team members, we understand that people have different needs and expectations for their place of residence. You have a choice of three location options, allowing you to work with Crytek from anywhere you wish:

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 a European Union member state, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there. 

3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country outside of the European Union, we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.
Responsibilities
  • Designs and develops improved content creation pipelines, processes, and workflows  
  • Provides documentation and mentors the content creation teams to fully take advantage of our tools and technology  
  • Creates sample content to prove out new workflows and demonstrate visual improvements  
  • Collaborates with the content creation teams and supports them with new tools  
  • Provides support to content creators for tools and pipelines owned by the department  
  • Keeps current with the technological developments and advancements throughout the game industry  
  • Maintain a clean common facility pipeline (tools, automation, practices) across multiple different projects.  
Requirements
  • 5+ years of professional production experience with AAA game titles.
  • A heavy problem solver driven by a desire to remove blockers for artists and to empower them to create exceptional quality at scale.  
  • The ability to evaluate existing workflows/pipeline, suggesting, presenting and implementing improvements  
  • Excellent Python skills and knowledge of PyMEL, PyQt/PySide 
  • Knowledge of key DCC application APIs: 3ds Max, Maya (Blender, Houdini a bonus) 
  • Experience with C++ is a huge bonus but not essential.  
  • Experience in writing hlsl/CgFX Shaders is also a huge bonus.  
  • Experience in Mari or Substance is a bonus.  
  • At least 1 Shipped AAA game as a Pipeline Technical Artist.  
  • Experience integrating Perforce into other tool is a plus  
  • Artistic background is a plus 
What you can expect from us
  • A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
  • Flexible work time.
  • 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 much more! 

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