Looking for Senior Game Developer for a long-term position in Tokyo, Japan

Company Name:

AREA 35, Inc.

Project Details:

Two ongoing projects, both are still in development phase and have yet to be announced so can’t go into more details here

Team Structure**:**

Management Team
Lead Game Planner
Project Manager

Development Team
Senior Game Developer <- This is you
Junior Game Developer - New hire (4/1)
Junior Game Developer - In the hiring process
Contract Developer
Contract Developer

Design Team
Junior Game Planner
Junior Game Planner

Previous Work:

TINY METAL: Full Metal Rumble
Various contract works for major Japanese developers that you 100% know the names of

Talent Required:

Work Details

  • Developing complex game systems and working with Game Designers and Artists
  • Developing out existing and new as-needed internal tooling
  • Mentoring and guiding junior team members
  • Bringing title through console requirements process
  • Code review
  • Assisting in overall architectural design
  • Responsibility over specific gameplay systems


  • A proven track record of having worked on at least 1 shipped consumer title to release and preferably 5+ years working as a programmer/developer in the games industry or related interactive field
  • Expert Knowledge in C++ (5+ years experience or exceptional understanding)
  • Expert Knowledge in the use of Unreal Engine 4 (5+ years experience or exceptional understanding)
  • Relevant experience managing a team of developers
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent or 10 years working in the games industry in any capacity (Required for Japanese VISA)
  • An interest in working on a Japanese game with top developers
  • Ability to relocate to Japan once visa is obtained


  • Experience with behavioral AI highly preferable
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Proactive work ethic and a desire to learn and improve
  • Capable of working effectively with team members located across the globe
  • Experience with writing tutorials and instructions to be used by non-technical team members
  • Willingness to learn Japanese or prior existing language skills
  • Previous experience having lived/worked in a foreign country a plus

Cool, But What Are The Benefits?

  • QSEHRA plan to assist with health insurance payments while residing in the US
  • National Health Insurance and Pension support (社会保険) in Japan
  • Japanese VISA Sponsorship for foreign applicants
  • 40-hour workweek, flexible hours
  • No regular overtime
  • Paid Holidays + Public Holidays
  • Paid commute while residing in Japan (by public transport)
  • Compensation for Japanese language classes, if required
  • Qualified applicants may receive a relocation supplement
  • Assistance navigating housing procurement when relocating to Japan


Contact us to set up an interview: