Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Sr. Software Development Engineer

  • Job Summary: The Senior Software Development Engineer will collaborate with other engineers to integrate a multi-tenant Content Management System (CMS) across multiple web properties. The CMS serves as a core content distribution platform for The Pokémon Company International’s digital marketing needs. This role will work with members inside and outside the Technology Organization to ensure new features are delivered with the high-quality Pokémon fans expect. The Senior Software Engineer will work at various levels of the technology stack, focusing on back-end services while serving as a mentor for design, code quality, and process.

  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

  • People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Partner with all levels of the Technology Organization to implement and architect a world-class CMS solution to the stakeholders’ needs.

  • Translate business requirements into engineering tasks that can be estimated and completed in an Agile software system.

  • Document and communicate designs and interfaces with other engineering team members.

  • Write clean, testable, maintainable, and documented code with high throughput and low error rate.

  • Proactively communicate ideas and issues to non-technical stakeholders.

What you’ll bring

  • 6+ years of experience building and maintaining CMS or API-driven services used in multi-tiered, scalable web platforms.

  • 2+ years in a technical lead role with a focus on software architecture/design and implementation.

  • Experience in Python (Django framework preferred), Groovy, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and/or front-end technologies.

  • Experience with implementing and supporting an enterprise CMS platform

  • Experience with content localization on modern web platform.

  • Experience with AWS services, containerization, and unit test frameworks preferred.

  • Experience with Agile Methodology and Test-Driven Development preferred.

  • BS Degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent working experience.

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.

  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.

  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.

  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.

  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.

  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  • An employee first culture

  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon

  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs

  • Base salary range: For this role, new hires generally start between $151,000 - $179,000. The full range is $151,000 - $227,000. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and professional experience uniquely.

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you

  • Generous paid family leave

  • Employer-paid life insurance

  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance

  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching

  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions

  • Fitness reimbursement

  • Commuter benefit

  • LinkedIn learning

  • Comprehensive relocation package

  • Hybrid work environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.