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.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
* Assumes technical responsibility for development of products and technological developments. Scope of responsibility includes evaluation, design, development and execution of software for major platforms and/or supporting tool-chain. * Performs complex software design and programming * Participates at a high level in the development of overall engineering strategies. * Design and implement software for Nintendo platform and development environment tools. * Create, implement, and test Windows and Linux host software. Provide feedback to hardware design for optimization of entire system performance and usability. * Create concise, easy to read documents to facilitate efficient game development. * Supports and/or installs software applications/operating systems for development and server applications * Drives and devises the testing process through test strategy and test plan creation, use-case testing, review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software. * Uses advanced techniques and technology for realization of software. * Provides engineering mentorship to technical staff. * Operates as an independent engineer but may work as part of a collaborative team. * Up to 10% travel; domestic and international. Valid passport required for international travel.
SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
* 5 years related experience. * Comprehensive knowledge of embedded software design, application software design and emerging technologies. * Comprehensive knowledge of Nintendo platform technologies and emerging gaming related business and consumer trends. * Comprehensive knowledge in software development tools, developer experience best practices, graphics, game engines, low level drivers, networking, wireless, game audio, video, display or power management * Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. * Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field. * Valid passport may be required
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