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Crytek Recruiting Database Architect

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Database Architect

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

Job Description

Crytek is looking for a Database Architect to support teams in our Frankfurt, Germany based studio.


4+ years of professional experience in a Database Architect / Database Engineer capacity.
Database design – experience architecting high-performance, scalable solutions.
Data Analysis, Modeling, Integration.
Strong programming skills in SQL and working with RDBMS systems.
Experience in partitioning, clustering and sharding patterns.
Self-direction and motivation.
Ability to work in a collaborative programming environment.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
Willing to accept and provide direction, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks.
Ability to contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.
Ability to skillfully navigate ambiguity in a dynamic environment.
Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main, area, Germany.


Owns the development of enterprise level relational database systems, from architecting, specification through design, implementation and deployment in cluster -environments.
Directly responsible for database performance and optimization, and related troubleshooting
Assists and supports software engineers in integrating domain logic’s data access layers to database systems.
Works closely with Operations to install, configure and operate developed features, as appropriate.
Works with the Production, Design and Development teams to build a feature set.
Works closely with QA engineers to ensure quality throughout the development cycle.
Shares expertise and advises others in development of features across the service.
Designs and implements high quality, high performance relational database systems.
Participates in the scoping and sizing of requirements using Agile development methods.
Ensures applications and systems are fully compliant with requirements through appropriate system/integration testing.
Proactively maintains the health of database systems.
Ensures functional and technical design meets product and business requirements.
Ensures appropriate, accurate, up-to-date technical documentation is available for database systems.
Helps drive the delivery of successful, cutting edge products by working on a team with other highly talented Producers, Developers, and Designers.
Researches and recommends new technologies.

Reports to: Technical Director


Experience with NoSQL, Distributed databases, OO databases (ODMBS)
Data migration tools experience
Certifications, conferences and training with major Database vendor solutions
C++ experience
Experience with PSN and/or Xbox-Live
Experience writing technical documentation
Experience in development of database applications for Social Network systems

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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