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Work Responsibilities

  • Creating sound for player, enemies, user interfaces, and other in-game elements

  • Implementing sound effects in-game, primarily with Wwise

  • Finding appropriate sounds from our internal sound library or foley recordings, processing them for use in-game, and implementing them with Wwise or other middleware

  • Communicating with other staff to provide ideas and feedback on how to improve our sound design

The Ideal Candidate has…

  • A passion for game sound

  • The drive to work with other staff to make enjoyable games, using their own unique abilities

  • The desire to improve overall game quality by using their own skills and cooperating with other staff

  • An interest in researching and using new sound technology and equipment to improve the production pipeline

Necessary Skills and Experience 

The ability to create quality sound effects using a DAW (Nuendo, etc) and digital audio editors

Lead Sound Designer positions also require:

Experience using Wwise to implement sound, doing sound direction, or managing sound outsourcing schedules

Desired Skills

Substantial experience with foley and/or field recording

Conditions

No games industry experience is required, but applicants must be able to contribute to game development as a sound designer.

Japanese language proficiency are required for this position.

Application Materials

  • Resume, including a recent photograph

  • A document explaining your work history, formatted at your discretion

  • If you have previous games industry experience, please include details about your duties and responsibilities.

Additional Information

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.

  • Relocation stipends:

    • 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.

  • Child allowance:

    • 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)

Leave:

  • 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.

Retirement Pay

  • Included (Based on the PlatinumGames Retirement Pay Regulations)

Mandatory Retirement Age

  • 60 (Can be extended to 65 upon employee’s request)

Social Insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Welfare pension insurance

  • Employment insurance

  • Worker’s compensation for job-related accidents

Benefit

  • Employee savings system (with interest)

  • Endowment insurance

  • 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.

Remarks

  • Full-time employee

  • Probationary period: 3 - 6 months

  • Employees are eligible for a pay increase evaluation once per fiscal year, in June.