Senior System Engineer

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Programming and Development
Mainland Europe
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Crytek is looking for a Senior Sytems Programmer to support our game development teams in our Frankfurt (Germany) studio.

The ideal candidate will be a generalist programmer with a desire to work in multiple domains game technology development - working closely with the Technical Director/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 sytems, 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.


-Integrate creative and technical design processes while ensuring that high production values are never compromised.
-Contribute to product code-base in multiple domains.
-Research and develop new systems as well as maintain and optimize existing systems inside the CryENGINE/game.
-Optimization and debugging across multiple platforms (Console, PC...).
-Specify and contribute to testing procedures.
-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


-5+ years professional experience (having worked with games or other realtime-systems a plus).
-Excellent understanding of C++.
-Proficiency with multi-threading and parallel algorithms.
-Strong knowledge of 3d math.
-Good understanding of computer architecture fundamentals (memory subsystems, CPU/GPU architecture etc.)
-Experience with game development tools and methods.
-Excellent problem-solving skills.
-Excellent English communication and writing skills.
-Keep a positive team-oriented attitude.
-Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.
-Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, to identify problems and propose solutions.
-Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main area , Germany.

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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