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Game Designer (Boss/Enemies)

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Game Designer with a focus on designing bosses and enemies to join the Hunt: Showdown team.
Responsibilities
  • Take ownership of AI gameplay systems, features,and behaviors, from initial designs to final implementation.
  • Create and maintain designs and game conceptsfor NPC combatants.
  • Run sanity check on AI gameplay ideas with relevant stakeholders to get an overview for dependencies, restrictions, and possibilities.
  • Work with other departments to ensure all required resources are scheduled and delivered.
  • Participate in testing to iterate, balance, and tune AI gameplay features.
Requirements
  • 2+ years as a Game Designer working on NPC combatants in the video games industry.
  • 1 or more shipped AAA titles on PC or Console, preferable FPS games.
  • Strong knowledge of the principles of game design and theory.
  • Strong knowledge of how to build AI systems, preferably in FPS games.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Deep passion for gaming, preferably FPS sandbox games.
  • A team motivator and catalyst for pushing quality.
Pluses
  • Technically minded and scripting experience with Behavior Trees, State Machines and other AI models.
  • Experience in working with AI-controlled player characters (bots)
  • Understanding of Hunt: Showdown’s AI cast and their role in the core gameplay loop
  • Experience in working with macros in MS Office.
  • Experience with any game engine (preferably CRYENGINE).
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. 
    
Events
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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