Senior AI Programmer

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Programming and Development
Mainland Europe
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Crytek is looking for a Senior AI Programmer to work on a premier game at our Frankfurt, Germany studio.

The Senior AI Programmer will leverage its knowledge and existing engine code base to develop and enhance AI, in addition to promoting their use within the team. The ideal candidate will be an experienced AI programmer with a desire to work together with game designers and other members of the team to collaborate on the implementation of AI behaviors and rules, defining combat experience etc. This is a position where design, AI code implementation, creative tools improvements and use by example are all parts of the daily job. 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.


-Work with existing engine code base to develop and enhance AI. Develop AI / game code and extend it for a high profile project.
-Create immersive and compelling combat experiences.
-Contribute to development of user interface applications related to AI.
-Optimize and debug NextGen Console and PC performance.
-Specify and contribute to testing procedures.
-Suggest new features that would enhance the AI experience.
-Integrate creative and technical design processes while ensuring that high production values are never compromised.
-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 within project schedule to team standards.
-Show a strong passion for making the highest quality / state of the art games.
-Actively participate in team working on project by making recommendations on how to improve product quality as well as group productivity.
-Provide input to department project status meetings.
-Work as a role model in terms of communication, quality and team spirit, mentor/inspire junior members


-At least 4 years of professional work experience as Programmer in the games industry.
-Worked on shipped products on either console or PC.
-Demonstrable knowledge/experience with AI techniques in context of games/realtime applications.
-Strong interest in researching and implementing new AI related technologies.
-Passion for making games.
-Solid understanding of C++ in a games development environment.
-Experience with current Console and PC development processes.
-Experience with game development tools and methods.
-Excellent problem-solving skills.
-Excellent English communication and writing skills.
-Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, to identify problems and propose solutions.
-Keep a positive team-oriented attitude.
-Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


-Experience working with LUA, C# and/or other scripting languages.
-CRYENGINE experience.

What you can expect from us:

-A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
-Flexible work time.
-Free public transportation ticket, which lets you use public transport free of charge 24/7.
-Free onsite German lessons for our employees and partners / spouses.
-Company language is English. Any additional language is a plus, but not a requirement.
-Extensive assistance with getting visa, work permits and communication with local authorities.
-Relocation support.
-A company apartment for your first few months and help in finding a private apartment....and many more!

About Crytek

Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai (China), and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, Warface, and The Climb. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games on a Pay What You Want business model.

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