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Crytek Recruiting Animation Programmer

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Animation Programmer

Category: Other
Company: Crytek
Location: Frankfurt (Germany)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Crytek is looking for a Animation Programmer to support the CryENGINE team in our Frankfurt, Germany based studio.


3+ years of professional game or similar programming experience.
Clear interest in creating animation technology.
Experience solving animation and character related problems within game development.
Good communication skills and ability to work in a team.
Fluent in C++, strong software engineering and debugging skills.
Strong math background.
Basic knowledge of player and AI systems (state machines, behavior trees, input handling, …).
Excellent English communication and writing skills.
Keep a positive team-oriented attitude.
Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.
Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main area, Germany.


Support and extend existing animation systems (as well as the interaction of these with other character related technologies) – this includes design, implementation, extension, documentation, communication, identifying weaknesses, making improvements, etc.
Work closely with peers and internal game teams (animators, designers, technical artists, programmers, sound designers..) – actively communicating and looking for feedback.
Give work estimates and prioritize work with peers and project management.


Experience developing animation technology (like IK/FK systems, blend trees, facial animation systems, ..).
Experience with multi-threading (for processing or streaming).
Experience with multiplayer programming.
Experience with large codebases.
Bachelor’s degree or higher.
Console programming experience.
Experience working on asset pipelines and tools.
Knowledge of scripting languages.
Experience with Maya or similar DCC tools.
Experience with motion capture systems.
Passionate about making games.

About Crytek

Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Wii UTM, iOS and Android using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CRYENGINE®.
The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin (USA).
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio, and two Red Dot Design Awards (in 2010 and 2013). Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010), Crysis® 3, Ryse: Son of Rome and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012).

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