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Lead Tools Programmer

Crytek is looking for an experienced Lead Tools Programmer to join our games team.

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


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 tools programmers and enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Support and extend toolchains in alignment with CRYENGINE requirements.
  • Implement new or improve tooling for all departments involved in the game production to achieve project objectives.
  • Be aware of market trends and be able to integrate emerging technologies in our pipelines.
  • Develop well designed software within project schedule to team standards.
  • Coordinate tasks and technical implementation with the Technical Director and other Leads based on the current roadmap.
  • Proactively drive your team and improve product quality as well as group productivity.
  • Ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner and to a consistent very high quality standard.
  • Adopt existing development processes and look for improvements.
  • Be a role model for Regular/Senior programmers and oversee the mentoring process inside the discipline.
  • Play a key role in the recruiting process for the tools programming team.
Requirements
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 7+ years of professional experience as programmer within the games industry.
  • Hands on experience shipping multiple titles, from beginning to end, preferably cross-platform ones.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply creative and technical design processes while ensuring that high production values are never compromised.
  • Good understanding of C++ in a games development environment.
  • Experience with GUI frameworks, preferably Qt.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with state-of-the-art AAA game development tools and methods.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical parties.
  • Solid English skills, excellent communication skills with strong affinity for transparency.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.
Pluses
  • Passion for making games.
  • Experience with Python and C#.
  • Experience with any game engines, preferably with CRYENGINE.
  • Previous experience on a multiplayer game.
  • Experience with multi-threading.
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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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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