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Crytek need a Linux programmer for CryENGINE Linux!

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Crytek developers of the CryENGINE are in need of a Linux programmer to Maintain Linux support for CryENGINE. The engine behind games like Crysis, Far Cry and more!

Job reposted below:
The CryENGINE team is looking for a Programmer to work on the Linux version of the 3d engine.
  • Maintain Linux support for CryENGINE.
  • Contribute to maintenance and improvements of low-level engine systems.
  • Ensure reliability of Unix based build systems for SDK releases and special projects.
  • Create and maintain modules to be used for automated testing.
  • Contribute developer documentation based on on-going developments.
  • Participate in the development of game prototypes and custom solutions for external partners.
  • Provide support and training to internal and external developers.
  • Show a strong passion for customer service and satisfaction.
  • Take initiative and be willing to expand own horizon.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Safeguard company assets including source code, artwork, tools, game design information and technical know-how.

  • Minimum of 2 year of professional software development experience.
  • Excellent understanding of:
    • Linux operating systems and the open-source development community.
    • C++ & Object-oriented software engineering.
    • Multithreaded software architecture.
    • Common 3D game algorithms

  • Strong software engineering and debugging skills.
  • Adopt existing company development processes.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing English skills.
  • Keep a positive team-oriented attitude.
  • Willing to relocate to Germany.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.
  • Willing to travel for conferences and off-site meetings as needed.
  • Report to: Development Manager

Considering they state "Maintain Linux support for CryENGINE" that does suggest that there is already at least a basic port of their 3D engine.

All around great news, it means another major game engine shall hopefully be fully supported under Linux, who knows maybe we will get Crysis ;) Article taken from
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abelthorne 9 Jul, 2013
According to Phoronix, there was already a Linux port of the engine running internally at Crytek one year ago. If it's true, while it would probably need some work and polishing, it also means that the biggest part of the work is done and could be usable quite quickly.
Cheeseness 9 Jul, 2013
Quoting: Speedster

And then there's this from 10 days ago (I'd make a news post about it, but "There might benews coming!" isn't news in itself to me):

The job advertisement is super exciting though! :D
Orkultus 9 Jul, 2013
Makes you think why we dont have these things on Linux. I dont think anyone knows how to make stuff for Linux. Anyway, this would be a cool job for someone. Hope they find their person.Would love to see some crytek games.
s_d 9 Jul, 2013
Good catch Cheese!  I hadn't read about that statement of his.
mirv 9 Jul, 2013
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I wouldn't be surprised if they've had an internal linux build for some time, to help with testing if nothing else (consoles, mac, android - opengl on linux is not such a stretch).
Still, looks like they're starting to think some investment into Linux is a good thing. Definite sign of general momentum in the industry building up to take desktop Linux a bit more seriously.
Daniel 11 Jul, 2013
We probably have Valve to thank for it, I'm guessing they've triggered many things by bringing steam to Linux and announcing Linux console. Now go buy, Portal, Half Life and Dota to say thanks!
mirv 11 Jul, 2013
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While steam for linux almost certainly would have helped, there's no one factor in such decisions - it's many decisions by many companies. There's id software, humble bundle, nvidia and amd (mostly for driver improvements and better opengl support, with the spotlight on amd for the open source drivers), even apple (unix based system, opengl). Factor in the latest generation of console architectures, and even microsoft for being microsoft (companies really don't want to be beholden to them right now), and you're starting to see companies being that little more flexible with their engines.

I also wonder about something else (and this is purely speculation, because I'm in the mood for it): cryengine is used for educational purposes (I know of some unis in germany that have student licenses for game development courses). Wonder if crytek are considering that and linux.
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