Job Description

Lead Technical Artist

Frankfurt &Remote

Art / AnimationCrytek

Crytek is looking for a Lead Technical Artist with a focus on pipeline and tools, to help the games and engine teams in their Tech Art needs.

This person will be responsible for the backend/pipeline of cutting-edge real-time graphics and technology development. This role helps us to improve our Pipeline and provide the necessary Tools for Artists, to streamline and speed up their workflow.

Relocation & Remote Work

Although 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.


  • Lead the day-to-day management of the Technical Art Tools/Pipeline team;
  • Drive the development of the Technical Art Tools/Pipeline team;
  • Along with the Technical Director & Producer conduct regular appraisal, review and objective setting for the Technical Art Tools/Pipeline team;
  • Ensure good communication & coordination between your department and other disciplines involved in the development process;
  • Steer the recruitment process by conducting interviews and helping to drive the selection of staff with the team;
  • Give constructive feedback to your team members and their work to achieve the best possible results;
  • Help team members to grow and improve and generally care for a healthy team environment;
  • Prepare tasks & monitor the overall schedule for the technical art tools/pipeline team in conjunction with Technical Artists, Producers and other Project Managers;
  • Collaborate with discipline leads to evaluate and develop production processes that fits the team’s requirements and be able to coordinate and communicate to the Technical Art Team;
  • Define and enforce good working practices and structure for the given project, based on scope and resources.;
  • Keep up with the latest technology trends;
  • Prepare and coordinate tasks with other Technical Artists.


  • 10+ years of professional experience in software or games;
  • At least 1 AAA title shipped as a Lead Technical Artist;
  • Knowledgeable in using Python, C/C++, C#, MEL/Maxscript and common DCC tools such as Houdini, Maya, Max, and Blender;
  • Management and project planning experience;
  • Excellent understanding of production procedures and software employed in the team;
  • Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies;
  • Strong ability to give constructive, precise and clear feedback in all processes of asset creation, while not losing sight of the bigger picture;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good motivational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Able to manage, plan and organize time;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines at all levels;
  • Ability to manage the demands of numerous people and tasks;
  • Team leadership qualities and a team player.


  • Recruitment/interviewing experience;
  • Worked in first-person shooter titles;
  • Experience working with the CRYENGINE or any In-House/Proprietary Game Engine.