Games / Entertainment Software Engineer

Japan Careers Program

Job Overview

  • Employer Type Recruiter / Dispatch / Temp Agency
  • Industry Arts / Entertainment / Recreation, Information Technology
  • Salary TBD JPY / Not Applicable
  • English Level Conversational Level
  • Japanese Level Business Level
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Japan only
  • Visa Sponsorship Yes

About the Company

This company recently celebrated its 10th anniversary! Listed on the Market of the High-growth and Emerging Stocks (Mothers) five years after its establishment, this company later made its way onto the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in September 2017. They have achieved sales of 32 billion yen and an operating income of 11 billion yen (fiscal year ending March 31, 2020), and continue to grow globally. The company follows a “heart-driven” vision by embracing individual independence and creativity. Their business is to develop games that have a deep understanding of the world of IP and to build long-term relationships with their fans. They aim to achieve global growth as an IP-production company centered on games with the two wheelhouses of organizational power and business power.

Company offerings can be divided into two categories: Mobile Gaming and Live Experiences.

▼ Mobile Gaming
The company is consistently developing and operating multiple projects, including existing titles and new killer titles using world-famous IP. Gaming has been their core business since 2010 with the mission of bringing happiness to the world with the power of games.

▼ Live Experience
The Live Experience category is a newer business that provides live, realistic, and exciting experiences to people all over the world. The company is expanding the possibilities of excitement in the gaming world and bringing entertainment opportunities to more people. Live Experience services deliver enriching, real-life experiences in various contexts, from standard events, to tour guides for visitors to Japan, to tourist attractions and activities for travel destinations.


Job Description

Software Engineers will handle the planning, development, and operation of mobile games and entertainment services.

・Development of server-side applications and web APIs using Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Redis, Memcached
・Client-side development (Unity, cocos2d-x, Objective-C, Java)
・Web front-end development (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3)
・Effect verification, data analysis, function improvement
・Server construction, monitoring/operation, performance tuning
・Research, selection, and improvement of basic technology

* Depending on the individual’s goals and the role within the team, there may be opportunities for project management

[Development Environment/Languages]
・Server-side: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Redis, memcached
・Client-side: C# (Unity), C++ (cocos2d-x), Objective-C, Java
・Web front-end: JavaScript (ES2015, CoffeeScript, React, Redux, Backbone.js, jQuery), HTML5, CSS3
・Amazon Web Services (AWS)
・GitHub, git
・Server OS: Linux
・Development PC: Mac OS X

Please note that dependent on experience and qualifications, some candidates may be offered an 8-week internship (with compensation) as part of the overall evaluation process, prior to a full-time offer decision.


Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS
・Product/Service-level software development experience
・Coding ability (regardless of programming language or years of experience)
・The ability to set goals individually and the tenacity to achieve them
・Willingness and cooperative attitude for work in a team environment
・Flexibility to respond to tasks while acquiring new knowledge in a frequently changing environment

Japanese: Business Intermediate-level or higher (N2+)

IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS
・Ability to develop applications and services by putting the user’s feelings first
・Knowledge and experience with programming languages and technology used
・Console game/mobile game development experience, or understanding of game structure
・Strong interest in games and entertainment services
・Experience in agile development and scrum development
・Contribution experience to open source projects
・Strong interest in technology

MUST Currently reside in Japan. (Overseas candidates will not be considered due to border closures.)


First Steps

After receiving your application, we will review your eligibility and contact you accordingly. If selected to move forward, we will ask you to conduct an online video interview/questionnaire. Those who pass the video interview will be contacted with further instructions.

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C/O Global Village Media
1-7-20-B2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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