Senior Server Programmer

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Programming and Development
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Crytek is searching for a Senior Server Programmer to work on online-game backend technology in Frankfurt, Germany studio.

The Senior Server Programmer will develop and enhance online-backend systems used across Crytek games. Ideal candidate has experience with functional requirements of online-services from perspective of realtime/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 programming teams.


-Develop and support of reliable and high performance online services, help integrate them into company’s products.
-Mentor junior programmers.
-Create accurate task duration estimate and completes all work in a timely basis.
-Remain focused, motivated and effective on all tasks through completion.
-Use good communication and writing skills and create documentation where required.
-Defined prior to the commencement of these duties. Safeguard the company's assets including source code, art work, tools, and technical know-how.
-Provide input to department project status meetings.
-Actively participate in team working on project by making recommendations on how to improve product quality as well as group productivity.
-Demonstrate a desire to learn and grow professionally.


-7+ years of professional experience.
-Direct responsibility for performance and functionality of certain server modules.
-Strong programming skills in either C++ or C#, working experience with both.
-Debugging/optimization skills.
-Experience with multithreading.
-Experience with network programming.
-Self-direction and motivation.
-Ability to work in a collaborative programming environment.
-Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience.
-Willing to accept and provide direction, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks.
-Passion for making great games.
-Ability to contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.
-Solid English communication and writing skills.
-Keep a positive team-oriented attitude.
-Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


-Experience with Actor Model, CSP or other concurrent programming model. // - e.g.: C# tasks, go routines, Erlang.
-Python language skills.
-Relational database programming experience (SQL, TSQL, PL/SQL).
-Experience developing secure online services.
-Has used UML or some similar modelling approach in the past.
-Experience providing mentorship to other programmers.
-Experience writing technical documentation.
-Experience with making multiplayer games.
-Unix/Linux systems programming experience.
-Experience with multiplatform development.
-Experience in the game industry.
-Management and leadership skills.

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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