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Lead Game Programmer

We are looking for a Lead Game Programmer to work on Hunt: Showdown.

*Required documents that allow a careful evaluation of your application are resume, cover letter and additional samples*

Relocation & Remote Work

For this position, you have one of 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. If you are already living in one of the following countries, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there. 
Germany
Sweden
United Kingdom
Spain
Poland
Austria

3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country (max. +/- 2 hours CET), we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.
Responsibilities
  • Lead the game programming discipline and enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Work with existing engine code base to develop and enhance game play. This can include player / world interaction, AI strategies and rules, game play, etc.
  • Develop and extend game systems for a high profile game.
  • Develop well designed software within project schedule to team standards.
  • Document source code.
  • Coordinate tasks and technical implementation with the Technical Director and other programming Leads based on the current roadmap.
  • Create immersive and compelling gameplay experiences.
  • Debug and optimize latest console and PC performance.
  • Specify and contribute to testing procedures.
  • Show a strong passion for making the highest quality state of the art games.
  • Continue to enhance programming and communications skills.
  • Proactively drive your team and improve product quality as well as group productivity.
  • Provide input to department project status meetings.
  • Coordinate with other studio groups including art, design and production to achieve project objectives.
  • Complete all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent very high quality standard.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and create documentation where required.
  • Be a role model for Regular/Senior programmers and oversee the mentoring process inside the discipline.
Requirements
  • 7+ years of professional software development experience as programmer within the games industry or equivalent.
  • Shipped at least 1 product on either console or PC from beginning to end.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply creative and technical design processes while ensuring that high production values are never compromised.
  • Adopt existing development processes and look for improvements.
  • Previous experience in a combat, melee or shooter based game, ideally multiplayer.
  • Passion for making games.
  • Excellent understanding of C++ in a games development environment.
  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with state-of-the-art game development tools and methods.
  • Experience with multi-threading.
  • Experience with network profiling and optimization.
  • Experience with any game engines preferably experience with CRYENGINE.
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills.
  • Keep a positive team-oriented attitude.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.
Pluses
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a similar degree or comparable experience
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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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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