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Design Director

Crytek is looking for an inspiring and experienced Design Director to work on Hunt: Showdown.
 
The role of the Design Director is to drive the project towards highest quality in the areas of gameplay and design. You use your experience and the team to identify, assess, and solve creative problems quickly and frequently. You are a passionate gamer with an eye for details. You understand quality in games and how to translate that into creative processes. 


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
  • Supervise the projects creative development in the areas of gameplay and design to maintain its focus areas and vision of the game.
  • Drive the creation and implementation of new game concepts that align with the vision objectives.
  • Coordinate, review and evaluate gameplay implementations and create product requirement and design documents.
  • Hire and provide mentorship for a team of game and system design professionals.
  • Build strong working relationships with the game development team and help them with any obstacles to achieve the highest quality.
  • Coordinate, evaluate and react to feedback from the stakeholders.
  • Attend trade shows and press events to represent the product and/or company. 
Requirements
  • Proven track record of leading and directing the design of at least one major AAA project.
  • Extensive knowledge of Game Design principles and the gaming landscape.
  • Leader who encourages team collaboration, works well with stakeholders across multiple functions within the company and promotes enthusiasm for the project.
  • Passionate gamer with an eye for details.
  • Excellent communication skills, making complex ideas clear, concise, and compelling.
  • Ability to handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities.
  • Ability to make the team contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game play and design.
  • Willing to accept and provide direction, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks.
  • Excellent English communications skills written and spoken.
What you can expect from us

Home Office 
Work-life balance is not just a hollow term for us. At Crytek, we offer you the option to either work from home or in our studio. 
 
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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