Lead Server Programmer

Reference: 8610 - Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, DE

We are looking for an experience, passionate and ambitious Lead Server Programmer to work on our online-game backend technology in Frankfurt, Germany studio.

The Lead 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.

*Required documents that allow a careful evaluation of your application are resume, cover letter and additional samples / private projects (github)*

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  • Lead the server programming discipline and enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Develop and support reliable and high performance online services, help integrate them into company's products.
  • Coordinate tasks and technical implementation with the Technical Director and other programming Leads based on the current roadmap.
  • Be a role model for Regular/Senior programmers and oversee the mentoring process inside the discipline.
  • Proactively drive your team and improve product quality as well as group productivity.
  • Create accurate task duration estimate and completes all work in a timely basis.
  • Remain focused, motivated and effective on all tasks through completion.
  • Display excellent communication and writing skills and create documentation where required.
  • Debug and optimize latest console and PC performance.
  • Specify and contribute to testing procedures.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Shipped at least 1 online game on either console or PC from beginning to end.
  • Management and leadership skills.
  • Direct responsibility for performance and functionality of certain server modules.
  • Excellent 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.
  • 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.

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 many more!