Creating assets and establishing the visual style of specified areas of the project
Lead Animator positions also require: Providing direction and leadership tasks (such as quality control, schedule management, and training other staff) for specified areas of the project
The Ideal Candidate has…
A strong passion and unique vision for making games
The ability to create in-game animation, both by hand and by editing motion capture data
The ability to work with game designers and programmers to contribue to game design
Strong communication skills to work smoothly in a team-focused development environment
Applicants new to the games industry should explain their reason for wanting to work in games.
Necessary Skills and Experience
Ability to contribute to game development as a animation artist
Basic Japanese conversational skills
Experience with DCC tools, such as MotionBuilder or Maya
Experience rigging humans and/or animals
Development experience in Unreal Engine 4, Unity or similar game engines
Experience scripting using MEL or Python
Motion capture editing experience
Experience designing animation workflows or pipelines for projects
The ability to read and comprehend English manuals
Lead Animator candidates should also have:
Management experience on previous projects
No games industry experience is required for this position.
Resume, including a recent photograph
A document explaining your work history, formatted at your discretion
Please go into detail about projects that you have lead or managed and the results you’ve achieved.
Annual salary with payments on a monthly basis. Salary is determined based on the employee’s level of experience and ability, rather than age.
Discretionary working system; employees may determine their own working hours at their discretion, with a work day beginning at 9:30 and ending at 18:00 as a base. Employees are expected to take at least one hour of break time during their work day.
Allowances and Stipends
A commuter allowance of 20,000 yen per month, included in regular pay.
Allowance for 40 hours of overtime, included in regular pay.
Extra payments are made for any overtime in excess of 40 hours, late-night work, and work on holidays.
Employees moving from within Japan, but over 150 kilometers away from our Osaka or Tokyo office, are eligible for a relocation stipend of 300,000 yen.
Employees moving to Japan from outside the country are eligible for a relocation stipend of 500,000 yen.
Employees with dependent children under 18 years of age are eligible for a stipend of 5,000 yen per child per month.
Holidays and Leave
The following days are holidays for employees:
Saturdays and Sundays
Japanese national holidays
Company summer holidays
Year-end Holidays (from 12/29 to 1/4)
Company founding day (typically 2/2)
Employees receive paid leave days; the amount received is contingent on when the employee joins the company, with a maximum of 10 days in the first year.
Bereavement leave and other special leave is available when employees need it.
There were 130 days off of work in 2021.
Included (Based on the PlatinumGames Retirement Pay Regulations)
Mandatory Retirement Age
60 (Can be extended to 65 upon employee’s request)
Welfare pension insurance
Worker’s compensation for job-related accidents
Employee savings system (with interest)
Group Long-Term Disability (GLTD) insurance
Employee shareholder association
Free drink service (water and vending machines with a variety of tea, coffee and soft drinks)
Mental healthcare services, including counseling with an occupational physician
Company support for employee club activities
Special payments for weddings, childbirth, sickness, etc.
Free access to the Umeda Sky Building fitness gym
Free massage service
Lunch delivery (230 yen per meal)
Please see the official website "WORK ENVIRONMENT" for more information on the benefits we offer.
Probationary period: 3 - 6 months
Employees are eligible for a pay increase evaluation once per fiscal year, in June.