Crytek is hiring a
Lead Online Programmer in Germany

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Lead Online Programmer closed
🏢 Crytek
💵 ~$180k-$260k
📅 Posted on Jun 11, 2024


The job is for a Lead Online Programmer at Crytek's Frankfurt studio to work on online-game backend technology. The position requires 7+ years of professional experience, 1+ years of leading a team, a Bachelor's degree in computer science, strong programming skills, and excellent communication skills. Relocation or remote work options are available.


  • 7+ years of professional work experience as a Programmer, preferably in the games industry
  • 1+ years of leading a team of software engineers
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
  • Excellent programming skills in C++ or Go, working experience with all. C# could be a plus, but not essential
  • Strong Debugging/optimization skills
  • Strong Understanding of multithreading concepts
  • Strong Understanding of network programming concepts
  • Programming & trouble-shooting experience in Linux-like environments
  • Willing to accept direction, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks
  • Team player and self-driven
  • Willing to learn and grow professionally
  • Solid English skills, good communication skills with a strong affinity for transparency


  • Oversee the development and support of a set of reliable and high-performance online services
  • Work with the existing online technologies and game codebase to develop and enhance online gameplay
  • Oversee the creation of compelling and rewarding online gameplay features
  • Coordinate with other tech teams
  • Take ownership of the core backend systems and maintain the vision of backend technologies and their interactions
  • Improve the architecture of the whole system with scalability and robustness in mind
  • Debug and optimize any module of the system
  • Take an active role in the recruiting process for your team
  • Own the mentoring of other Online Game Programmers
  • Create accurate task duration estimates and complete all work on a timely basis to a consistent, high-quality standard
  • Contribute to the documentation and (automated) testing procedures

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the games industry
  • Direct responsibility for the performance and functionality of certain server modules
  • Experience with Actor Model, CSP, or other concurrent programming models
  • Database programming experience (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Experience developing secure online services
  • Experience with making multiplayer games


  • Career Path
  • Company Apartment (first three months in Frankfurt)
  • Relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family
  • Extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process
  • Help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.)
  • Public Transport Pass
  • Gym Card (membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany)
  • International Environment
  • German Classes for you and your family
  • Events (new starter breakfasts, summer and winter parties, annual trip to Gamescom in Cologne, remote gaming parties)
  • Vacation Days (24 days per year, with more after every 2 years up to a maximum of 28 days)
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