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Technical Director

Crytek is looking for a Technical Director to drive the development of Crysis 4 (Working Title).
Relocation & Remote WorkAlthough 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.

Responsibilities

  • Be the vision holder of technology, take initiatives and push departments to create the best project possible following the Game Vision.
  • Work closely with the Game Director to drive the development and manage the engineering team for the project.
  • Coach and mentor Technical Leads and take an active role in hiring new engineers.
  • Define the technical requirements, development strategy and roadmap. Help driving its execution.
  • Work with the engine team to streamline development roadmap and priorities across different teams and products.
  • Work closely with leads of all discipline to evaluate project scope and design on their technical requirements and feasibility and direct the development to fit into those requirements.
  • Check the state of development tools and production pipeline regularly to fit to project requirements.
  • Plan the pre-production of new game projects to outline technical challenges and avoid barriers during the development.
  • Establish technical quality level of the product (coding standards, performance and scalability of features and services).
  • Produce and maintain plans for mitigation of technical risks across development teams.
  • Ensure smooth production together with Dev Management and Technical Leads.
  • Aid in setting up financial roadmap and estimation of production costs.
  • Collaborate with other technology teams on a technical and knowledge sharing level.
  • Keep up with latest technology trends.
  • Requirements

  • 10+ years of professional experience in the software or games development domain, with at least 3 years in a Lead Engineer capacity.
  • Worked on at least one AAA title from start to ship as a technical lead.
  • Excellent understanding of C++ in the game development environment.
  • Solid understanding of Cloud services.
  • Excellent understanding of the tool pipeline for asset creation.
  • Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management.
  • Experience in game development on PCs (Windows, Linux) and current-generation consoles.
  • Experience working with Agile Processes.
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills.
  • 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! 
  • Technical Director

    Frankfurt
    Full time

    Published on 05/28/2021

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