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Senior Systems Programmer

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Senior Systems Programmer to work on Hunt: Showdown development team.

The ideal candidate will be a generalist programmer with a desire to work in multiple domains game technology development - working closely with the Department Leads to identify, plan, implement, debug, deploy and support specific technologies for the game platform. Areas covered include but are not limited to performance monitoring and optimization, pipeline/tools/delivery systems, hardware abstractions, core-systems maintenance etc. The position involves working within cross-disciplinary groups. As a key member of the team you’ll be involved in crafting great AAA games with a great team using state-of-the-art technology.

*Required documents that allow a careful evaluation of your application are resume, cover letter and additional samples / private projects (GitHub)* 


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
  • Improve, develop and take ownership for systems for our games.
  • Work closely with the CRYENGINE department to assure the portability and compatibility of the systems. 
  • Contribute to product code-base in multiple domains.
  • Mentor Junior Programmers.
  • Optimization and debugging across multiple platforms (Console, PC...).
  • Create accurate task duration estimates and complete all work in a timely basis.
  • Remain focused, motivated and effective on all tasks through to completion.
  • Display good communication and writing skills and create documentation where required.
  • Develop well designed software, in cooperation with leads, within project schedule to team standards.
  • Provide input to department project status meetings.
Requirements
  • 5+ years of professional experience as programmer in the games industry.
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent understanding of C++ in a games development environment.
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Experience with current Console and PC development processes. 
  • Experience with any game engines preferably experience with CRYENGINE.
  • Good understanding of computer architecture fundamentals (memory subsystems, CPU/GPU architecture etc.).
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, to identify problems and propose solutions.
  • Having worked with games or other real-time systems.
  • Proficiency with multi-threading and parallel algorithms.
  • Experience with game development tools and methods.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Show a strong passion for making the highest quality / state of the art games
  • Team player and self-driven.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Solid English skills, good communication skills with strong affinity for transparence. 
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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