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Development Director

We are currently looking for an experienced Development Director to join our Frankfurt studio to work on Crysis 4 (Working Title).
As Development Director at Crytek you’re responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of Crytek games produced in the Frankfurt studio. You take pride in delivering projects within the constraints of time and budget, while meeting the quality goals set by the company. As Development Director you will be responsible for a smooth production throughout the whole development cycle, from the analysis, initial planning, risk assessment, gate definition, monitoring progress, shipping and post-release management.

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.
  • Manage a project from inception to shipment
  • Defines strategy with project leadership to execute against Milestones and key deliverables
  • Set up team organization, processes, practices to enable the team to delivery high quality work on schedule and within budget
  • Implementation and usage of project KPIs to track delivery against milestones, assess quality and risks
  • Constant direction of development strategies to support development plans, new technologies and mitigating risks
  • Review Creative and Technical Design Documents for the project to identify foreseeable issues/concerns and to provide recommendations where appropriate
  • Risk-assessment on the assigned project
  • Define, introduce, enforce and review development processes and provides solutions for improvements
  • Implement and maintain Crytek’s Game Development Framework (GDF)
  • Establish systematic information channels about the project status updates for the team and key stakeholders
  • Hire and review third parties (e.g. music, sound design, motion capture etc...) contributing to the project
  • Works with department leads to ensure safeguarding of company assets including source code, art work, tools, game design information and technical know-how
  • Drive resource planning and hiring for the project team
  • Interview for key hires in development team.
  • Mentor and train leads and project manager
  • Lead and develop a team of highly skilled and performing individuals in a strong culture of trust and collaboration
  • Report to Executive Management
  • Development Director on at least 2 shipped AAA PC / console games title on a major platfor
  • 5+ years of gaming industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and self motivated, work without direct supervision, and present the work of the team and the project in a professional manner
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with any member of development team (Production, Art, Engineering, Audio)
  • Capable of balancing a project’s creative and visual requirements within schedule, budget and staff limitations
  • Proven ability to efficiently organize, lead and execute meetings with effective decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate the creative and technical design processes while ensuring that high production values are never compromised
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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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.

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