The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo Technology Development, based in Redmond, Washington, creates future hardware/software technology and researches North American-based technologies.


  • Scopes and executes projects involving multiple engineers

  • Consistently delivers high-quality and performant code or hardware solutions that set standards

  • Effectively debugs complex problems

  • Makes pragmatic design decisions identifying risks, trade-offs, and alternatives

  • Performs complex design and implementation

  • Identifies problems with requirements and helps course-correct around these issues

  • Identifies and resolves dependencies impacting the team

  • Analyzes existing processes and technologies for short-comings and makes recommendations for improvement

  • Collaborates with peer groups at Nintendo Co., Ltd. (NCL) and its subsidiaries

  • Provides coaching and mentorship to other engineers and is a key piece of the hiring process

  • Up to 10% travel; domestic and international

  • Experience with compiler development process a strong benefit


  • 5-8 years related experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of embedded software/hardware design, application software design and emerging technologies

  • Comprehensive knowledge of real-time interactive platform technologies and industry related trends

  • Highly proficient in their domain and knowledgeable in diverse technologies

  • Mastery of C, C++, C# or equivalent

  • Fluency in Japanese a plus

  • BS or MS in engineering or equivalent

  • Valid passport may be required