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Senior Animation Programmer

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and collaborative Senior Animation Programmer to support the CRYENGINE team in all its projects.

For a careful evaluation of your application, we kindly request you to send us your resume and additional work samples that might be relevant.

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. 

United Kingdom

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.
  • Work closely with engineers, animators, and technical artists to improve and enhance our animation systems to create a tool that brings game worlds to life and enhances players' immersion.
  • Analyze, debug and optimize the performance in systems ranging from high-end to mobile platforms.
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements and techniques in computer animation and incorporate them into the project.
  • Mentor and guide junior animation programmers, sharing your knowledge and expertise.
  • Plan and estimate work and prioritize tasks together with leads and project management.
  • 5+ years of programming experience in animation system development.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced programming skills in C++.
  • Capability to write maintainable and efficient code.
  • Solid foundation in software engineering.
  • Strong 3D math skills.
  • Experience with standard animation technology (animation graphs, state machines, rigging systems, IK systems, motion matching etc.).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working as an animation programmer within a game team.
  • Familiarity with content generation tools such as Maya, 3dsMax, etc.
  • Expertise in procedural animations and simulation.
  • Experience working on asset pipelines and tools.
  • Experience with large code bases.
  • Experience with multi-threading.
  • Console programming experience.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques.
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. 
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.