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Lead Software Engineer – CRYENGINE Sandbox

Crytek is looking for an experienced and passionate Lead Software Engineer to shape the next generation of content production tools in CRYENGINE
 
As the Lead Software engineer you will oversee the Sandbox engineering team, providing technical guidance, mentoring, and an environment that fosters innovation.  
You will work together with the Technical Director in defining the roadmap for the editor framework technology stack and drive its implementation. You will also work closely with the CRYENGINE product team, assisting in the design of cutting-edge content editing tools and efficient content creator workflows. 
 
Join us and we’ll invent the future together. 
 
*Required documents that allow a careful evaluation of your application are resume and cover letter explaining why you are an ideal candidate and applying for the job.* 


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
  • Lead the development of CRYENGINE’s editor framework. 
  • Design innovative tools and efficient workflows together with the UX/UI department. 
  • Ensure reliability and stability of the editor code base. 
  • Contribute to Developer and end-user documentation. 
  • Guide and mentor fellow engineers. 
  • Assist in the recruitment process. 
  • Take initiative and be willing to expand own horizon. 
  • Delegate effectively, while involving team members in decision making processes 
Requirements
  • 5+ years professional experience working with C++. 
  • 3+ years of leading engineering teams. 
  • Experience with toolkits for creating desktop applications such as Qt, WPF, etc. 
  • Experience shipping software products. 
  • Experience with game engines, preferably experience with CRYENGINE. 
  • Strong software engineering and debugging skills. 
  • Team player and self-driven. 
  • Solid English skills, good communication skills with strong affinity for transparence. 
Pluses
  • Development experience on Apple, Linux, and Android platforms. 
  • Experience with content importer toolchains, for example for 3ds max or Photoshop. 
  • Game development experience. 
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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