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Lead Systems Engineer

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Lead Systems Engineer to become a part of our CRYENGINE team.

For almost 20 years, Crytek has been at the cutting-edge of computer graphics performance. Our award-winning CRYENGINE empowers developers and creatives at our own studios and licensees worldwide – from small indies to AAA powerhouses – to deliver unique experiences, create new worlds, and ultimately make awesome games.
Join us and we’ll do brilliant work together.

*Required documents that allow a careful evaluation of your application are resume, cover letter and additional samples / private projects (github)*


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 development of CRYENGINE's core systems and frameworks.
  • Guide and mentor fellow systems team engineers.
  • Play a key role in the recruiting process for the systems team.
  • Work with game teams to achieve smooth game experiences.
  • Perform CPU performance profiling and optimization on several high-end platforms.
  • Guide R&D efforts towards client’s and hardware future requirements.
  • Shape the CRYENGINE roadmap together with the Technical Director.
Requirements
  • Strong passion for video game technology
  • 5+ years of professional experience in the gaming industry.
  • Hands on experience shipping multiple titles.
  • Excellent C++ programming and software design skills.
  • Excellent CPU debugging and optimization skills.
  • Strong understanding in one or more of the following areas of knowledge: multi-threading (designs and debugging), IO, Memory Management, optimized general purpose containers and frameworks
  • Experience with game engines, preferably experience with CRYENGINE.
  • Solid English skills, good communication skills with strong affinity for transparency.
  • Excellent self-management skills.
Pluses
  • Experience with multiple platforms (PC, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, etc.).
  • Experience with writing technical documentation.
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.

Apply for this Position

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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.