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Senior Tools Programmer - Frankfurt


Foundry 42 Ltd in Frankfurt, Germany is looking for a Senior Tools Programmer to drive the tools and pipeline production for the First Person Shooter areas of Star Citizen with the production and engine groups across multiple studios.


• Design, create, document, maintain, and improve content development tools for all disciplines
• Collaborate closely and effectively with artists, designers, other content developers, and software engineers on the requirements and design of tools
• Investigate and evaluate new third-party game development tools
• Propose tools and methods to increase efficiency and quality of content development
• Work closely with and support users of tools in person and remotely
• Work close with all disciplines to define efficient pipelines for all production phases
• Work with production to determine tool/pipeline requirements, scheduling needs, and integration processes


• 4+ years’ experience in a Tools Programmer capacity
• Expert experience using and writing plug-ins for DCC applications (e.g. 3ds Max, XSI, Blender, Sketch Up, Z-Brush, Photoshop, etc.)
• Strong understanding of asset data processing pipelines, algorithms, data formats for intermediate and final platform storage, workflow, performance impacts 
• Multithreading and compute experience
• Ability to work on mathematical heavy pipelines such as animation
• Fluent in C++, strong software engineering and debugging skills
• Experience with C#, .NET, Python, Mel, MaxScript
• Experience with software engineering best practices
• 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 and supporting great tools
• Ability to contribute to ideas towards all aspects of tools production and development
• High degree of self-motivation and initiative
• Inherent ability to bring out the best in people around you, remains positive, and motivate your team
• Expert in time management, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to gather, analyse, and act on feedback from the team, openness to critique
• Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical parties
• Passion and constant drive to stay up to date with latest technology and new techniques
• Excellent English communication and written skills
• Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main, Germany
• International travel may be required as part of the role


• Knowledge with CryENGINE
• Strong interest in science fiction based themes
• Online game and/or MMO development experience
• Space combat sim development experience
• Multi-threaded or distributed system programming skills
• Relational database programming experience (SQL, TSQL, PL/SQL)
• Experience with UI and frameworks (Qt, and to some extend MFC)

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