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Lead Game Programmer


We are looking for a Lead Game Programmer to work on Hunt: Showdown.

*Required documents that allow a careful evaluation of your application are resume, cover letter and additional samples*

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.


    • Lead the game programming discipline and enable them to reach their full potential.
    • Work with existing engine code base to develop and enhance game play. This can include player / world interaction, AI strategies and rules, game play, etc.
    • Develop and extend game systems for a high profile game.
    • Develop well designed software within project schedule to team standards.
    • Document source code.
    • Coordinate tasks and technical implementation with the Technical Director and other programming Leads based on the current roadmap.
    • Create immersive and compelling gameplay experiences.
    • Debug and optimize latest console and PC performance.
    • Specify and contribute to testing procedures.
    • Show a strong passion for making the highest quality state of the art games.
    • Continue to enhance programming and communications skills.
    • Proactively drive your team and improve product quality as well as group productivity.
    • Provide input to department project status meetings.
    • Coordinate with other studio groups including art, design and production to achieve project objectives.
    • Complete all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent very high quality standard.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills and create documentation where required.
    • Be a role model for Regular/Senior programmers and oversee the mentoring process inside the discipline.


    • 7+ years of professional software development experience as programmer within the games industry or equivalent.
    • Shipped at least 1 product on either console or PC from beginning to end.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply creative and technical design processes while ensuring that high production values are never compromised.
    • Adopt existing development processes and look for improvements.
    • Previous experience in a combat, melee or shooter based game, ideally multiplayer.
    • Passion for making games.
    • Excellent understanding of C++ in a games development environment.
    • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience with state-of-the-art game development tools and methods.
    • Experience with multi-threading.
    • Experience with network profiling and optimization.
    • Experience with any game engines preferably experience with CRYENGINE.
    • Excellent English communication and writing skills.
    • Keep a positive team-oriented attitude.
    • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.


    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a similar degree or comparable experience

What you can expect from us

    • A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
    • Flexible work time.
    • FUN.
    • Free public transportation ticket, which lets you use public transport free of charge 24/7.
    • Free German lessons
    • 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 much more! 
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