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Design Director

Crytek is looking for an inspiring and experienced Design Director to work on Crysis 4 (Working Title) project.  
 
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

For this position, you have 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. Work remotely and visit our headquarters in Frankfurt on a regular basis. Details will be discussed during the recruitment process.  
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.
  • Excellent communication skills, making complex ideas clear, concise, and compelling.
  • Ability to make the team contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game play and design.
  • Ability to delegate and give proper ownership to team members ranging from juniors to principals.
  • Willing to accept and provide direction, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks.
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. 
  
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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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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