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Senior Physics Programmer

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and collaborative Senior Physics Programmer to become a member of the CRYENGINE team in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary environment.

You would maintain and improve our physics code and integrate third-party solutions.

For almost 20 years, Crytek has been at the cutting-edge of computer graphics performance. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive engine solution with high performance and a modular design that is easily accessible by users. The 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 to help pushing the limits of game engine technology!

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

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. For this position, 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.
  • Overlook the maintenance and extension of the existing physics framework and tools.
  • Evaluate and integrate alternative third-party solutions such as PhysX, considering their suitability for the project's requirements.
  • Collaborate closely with designers, artists, and programmers to enhance the physics system, providing support in its application and tuning.
  • Design and develop advanced features, ensuring seamless integration with existing physics, animation, and AI systems.
  • Strategize and plan development activities in coordination with project management, considering resource allocation and timelines.
  • Write clear, maintainable, and robust code, adhering to established coding standards and best practices.
  • Conduct comprehensive testing, debugging, optimization, and documentation of implemented features.
  • Mentor and guide junior members of the physics programming team, fostering their growth and knowledge acquisition.
  • Test, debug, optimize and document your implementations.
  • 5+ years of programming experience in game physics development.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in C++ programming, demonstrating advanced skills and knowledge.
  • Strong background in software engineering and proven debugging capabilities.
  • Excellent understanding of 3D mathematics and its application in game development.
  • Expertise in rigid-body dynamics, collision response, and simulations, particularly within the context of game development.
  • Experience with SIMD, vector math development, optimizations
  • Ability to quickly comprehend and master a large existing code base.
  • Aptitude for researching and learning new techniques, adapting them to meet project requirements.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate efficiently on shared projects with animators, artists, designers, testers, and fellow developers.
  • Game development experience, including having shipped a PC or console title.
  • Familiarity with third-party physics engines such as PhysX, Havok or ISPC.
  • Experience with multi-threading.
  • Proficient in Xbox One and PS4 programming.
  • Background in profiling, low-level optimizations, and resolving stability issues.
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. 
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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