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Lead Tools Programmer


Crytek is looking for an experienced Lead Tools Programmer to join our games team at our Frankfurt, Germany studio.

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


    • Lead the tools programmers and enable them to reach their full potential.
    • Support and extend toolchains in alignment with CRYENGINE requirements.
    • Implement new or improve tooling for all departments involved in the game production to achieve project objectives.
    • Be aware of market trends and be able to integrate emerging technologies in our pipelines.
    • Develop well designed software within project schedule to team standards.
    • Coordinate tasks and technical implementation with the Technical Director and other Leads based on the current roadmap.
    • Proactively drive your team and improve product quality as well as group productivity.
    • Ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner and to a consistent very high quality standard.
    • Adopt existing development processes and look for improvements.
    • Be a role model for Regular/Senior programmers and oversee the mentoring process inside the discipline.
    • Play a key role in the recruiting process for the tools programming team.


    • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 7+ years of professional experience as programmer within the games industry.
    • Hands on experience shipping multiple titles, from beginning to end, preferably cross-platform ones.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply creative and technical design processes while ensuring that high production values are never compromised.
    • Good understanding of C++ in a games development environment.
    • Experience with GUI frameworks, preferably Qt.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Experience with state-of-the-art AAA game development tools and methods.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical parties.
    • Solid English skills, excellent communication skills with strong affinity for transparency.
    • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.


    • Passion for making games.
    • Experience with Python and C#.
    • Experience with any game engines, preferably with CRYENGINE.
    • Previous experience on a multiplayer game.
    • Experience with multi-threading.

What you can expect from us

    • A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
    • Working with cutting edge technology
    • 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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