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Senior Online Game Programmer

We are searching for a Senior Online Game Programmer to work on online-game backend technology in our Frankfurt, Germany studio.

The Senior Online Game Programmer will develop and enhance online-backend systems used across a variety of Crytek games. The ideal candidate has experience with online services from the perspective of real-time/game applications, working with/architecting scalable compute clusters, network traffic analysis, etc. The position involves working with cross-disciplinary groups, including interaction with game design and game programming teams.

*Required documents that allow a careful evaluation of your application are a 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.
  • Drive the development and support of a set of reliable and high-performance online services, and help integrate them into the company’s products.
  • Work with the existing online technologies and game codebase to develop and enhance online gameplay.
  • Create compelling and rewarding online gameplay features.
  • Take strong ownership of some of the core backend systems and keep a general overview of backend technologies and their interactions
  • Improve the architecture of the whole system with scalability and robustness in mind.
  • Debug and optimize any module of the system.
  • Participate in the recruiting process for your team.
  • Own the mentoring of Junior/Regular Online Game Programmers.
  • Create accurate task duration estimates and complete all work on a timely basis to a consistent, high-quality standard.
  • Contribute to the documentation and (automated) testing procedures.
  • 4+ years of professional work experience as a Programmer, preferably in the games industry.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field.
  • Direct responsibility for the performance and functionality of certain server modules.
  • Excellent programming skills in either C++, C# or Go, working experience with both.
  • Strong Debugging/optimization skills.
  • Strong Understanding of multithreading concepts.
  • Strong Understanding of network programming concepts.
  • Programming & trouble-shooting experience in Linux-like environments.
  • Willing to accept direction, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks.
  • Passion for making great games.
  • Ability to contribute innovative and original ideas toward all aspects of a game’s production and development.
  • Team player and self-driven.
  • Willing to learn and grow professionally.
  • Solid English skills, good communication skills with a strong affinity for transparency.
  • Direct responsibility for the performance and functionality of certain server modules.
  • Experience with Actor Model, CSP, or other concurrent programming models. // - e.g.: C# tasks, Goroutines.
  • Database programming experience (SQL and NoSQL).
  • Experience developing secure online services.
  • Experience with making multiplayer games.
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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