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Senior Rendering Engineer - Raytracing Specialist

Crytek is looking for a motivated and passionate Senior Rendering Engineer with focus on real-time raytracing for the CRYENGINE team.

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.
  • Develop and maintain CRYENGINE’s cutting edge raytracing pipeline.
  • Focus on the unique aspects of raytracing in the real-time context and develop effective hybrid solutions between raytracing and rasterization.
  • Conduct CPU and GPU performance and memory profiling and develop optimizations.
  • Research and implement next-generation rendering features.
  • Investigate, propose and implement generic data-flows and structuring suitable for minimum redundancy in the hybrid pipeline.
  • Maintain and extend the utility and usability of the raytracing pipeline layer.
  • Deal with the different abstractions of API-supported raytracing on a variety of current and future platforms.
  • 5+ years of professional experience as a Rendering Engineer.
  • Master's degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Excellent C++ programming skills.
  • Thorough experience with aspects of raytracing (acceleration structures, computational complexity, approximations, sampling and filtering theory).
  • Secure utilization of math in the areas of mathematical analysis, linear algebra and computational geometry.
  • Familiarity with bi-directional distribution functions and their grounding in physical reality.
  • Efficient use of multi-threaded programming patterns.
  • In-depth understanding of the graphics pipeline and rendering APIs.
  • Profound experience with DirectX 12 or Vulkan.
  • Solid shader programming skills (GLSL/HLSL).
  • Strong GPU and CPU debugging and optimization skills (RenderDoc/PiX/Nsight).
  • Team player and self-motivated.
  • Desire to learn, share and contribute.
  • Solid English skills, good communication skills with strong affinity for transparency.
  • Experience with consoles.
  • Deep understanding of the architecture and hardware pipelines of recent GPUs.
  • Effective utilization of SIMD instruction-sets, and other vector-parallel designs.
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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