We're hiring sound designers! Please see our mid-career jobs page for details.
Unless otherwise noted, all positions are full-time, permanent staff positions following a 3-6 month probationary period.
Some of our employees are contracted; contracted employees receive the same compensation and benefits as permanent employees, and are eligible to be hired as permanent employees.
|Salary||Employees are paid an annual salary, with payments on a monthly basis.
Salary is determined based on employees’ level of experience and ability, rather than age.
|Bonus||Rather than an annual bonus, bonus payments are divided and paid along with employees’ regular monthly salary.|
|Allowances||Employees receive a commuter allowance of 20,000 yen per month, included in their regular pay.
Employees relocating from within Japan but from over 150 kilometers away from our Osaka offices are eligible for a relocation subsidy of 300,000 yen, paid upon joining the company. Employees moving to Japan from outside the country are eligible for a relocation subsidy of 500,000 yen.
Employees with dependent children under 18 years of age are eligible for a subsidy of 5,000 yen per child per month.
Employees working beyond regular work hours, including late nights and/or weekends and holidays, are eligible for overtime compensation, determined by the amount and nature of their overtime work.
|Performance Evaluation||Employees are eligible for a pay increase evaluation once per fiscal year, in June.|
|Benefits||Complete social insurance package (health insurance, pension, employment insurance, worker’s compensation)
Employee savings system (with interest)
Employee shareholder association
Free drink service (water and vending machines with a variety of tea, coffee and soft drinks)
Mental healthcare service
Free access to the Umeda Sky Building fitness gym
Please see our Work Environment page for more information
|Work address||8F Tower West, Umeda Sky Building
1-1-30 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka
|Work hours||PlatinumGames uses a discretionary working system. Employees may determine their own working hours at their discretion, with a work day beginning at 9:30 AM and ending at 6:00 PM as a base.
Employees are expected to take at least one hour of break time during their work day.
|Holidays||Saturdays and Sundays, Japanese national holidays
Five days’ summer vacation
Annual paid leave (amount contingent on when the employee joins the company, with a maximum of 10 days for the first year)
Family/bereavement leave and other special leave
|Research and Training||Our employees are encouraged to actively participate in educational industry events such as CEDEC and GDC.|
All business in our offices is conducted in Japanese. However, we will consider hiring highly experienced and skilled applicants that are able to communicate in either Japanese or English. Please write the level of your Japanese and English ability on your resume.
To apply, please prepare the documents and materials described below, and submit them either through our Online Application** or by postal mail.
Please be aware that we will not be able to return submitted materials. Please submit copies of any essential documents. Contents of applications are kept strictly confidential.
Game Designer applicants:
Please describe relevant experience you have in the games industry, including detailed descriptions of your duties and responsibilities in any completed projects. Please also submit any relevant design documents you’ve created. (Formatted at your discretion.)
Please submit illustrations, drawings, photographs/video, etc. demonstrating your skills and artistic ability.
Sound Designer applicants:
Please describe relevant experience you have in the games industry, including detailed descriptions of your duties and responsibilities in any completed projects.
Programmer, Assistant Producer, Technical Artist, Production Manager, Localization Specialist applicants:
If you have experience in game development, please include a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities in any completed projects in your resume.
|Application Period||We are always accepting applications for the above positions unless otherwise noted. Please be aware that the availability of positions may change in accordance with our needs.|
|Address||Please address your application materials to:
PlatinumGames Inc. Attn: Hiring manager (web)
Tower West 8F, Umeda Sky Building
1-1-30 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka
|Selection Process||Applicants are initially screened based on the application materials outlined above.
All applicants will be notified of the results of this screening within ten business days after receipt of their application. (Please be aware that extenuating circumstances may delay this reply.)
Applicants residing in Japan who pass this initial screening will proceed to in-person interviews at our offices in Osaka. Interviews for applicants residing outside of Japan may be conducted over Skype
|Interview Travel Allowance||Applicants invited for in-person interviews residing in Japan and at least 150 kilometers away from our Osaka offices are eligible to have their transportation costs paid.|
|Interview Schedule Accomodation||All in-person interviews take place on typical business days (Monday through Friday) at our offices in Osaka, Japan. Please notify us if you are only available for an interview on Saturday or Sunday and we may be able to accommodate you.|
|Questions?||Please first read the FAQ on this page.
If your questions aren’t covered by the FAQ, please contact us through the form for recruitment questions on our contact page.
No; we are always accepting applications for the positions listed on this page unless specifically noted otherwise.
Unfortunately, we cannot return your application materials or work samples. Please feel free to provide photocopies instead of originals of any essential or irreplaceable documents.
You will be working at our Osaka, Japan head office. Unfortunately, we do not offer positions outside of Japan.
Your duties and position will be decided by the manager of your department, based on your ability level and skills, as well as the needs of our current projects.
In addition to game development, our staff also includes positions in PR, development support, general affairs, accounting and marketing. However, we are not hiring for these positions at this time.
Initial screening typically takes about ten business days after we receive your application. We will notify you of the results of the screening by e-mail. Applicants who pass the initial screening will be invited to in-person or Skype interviews. Typically, we make final decisions within a month to a month and a half after the interview process.
Unfortunately, we do not accept repeat applications from unsuccessful programmer applicants within the same year; please apply again the following year. Artist, sound designer, composer, and game designer applicants are welcome to apply again the same year.
We would be glad to accommodate you. Please let us know when you are available for an interview.
Don’t worry – we will provide travel expenses for candidates traveling within Japan to attend interviews from more than 150 kilometers away from our Osaka office. Unfortunately, we are unable to cover travel expenses for applicants residing outside Japan. In these cases, interviews may be conducted over Skype.
We are able to provide up to 300,000 yen, paid all at once, to assist with moving expenses for applicants relocating from over 150 kilometers away from our Osaka office. Please inquire for more information. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide dormitory or housing support.
All business in our offices is conducted in Japanese, and all applicants are generally expected to have some degree of Japanese language ability. However, we are able to make exceptions for highly experienced and/or skilled applicants who are able to communicate in English. Please write the level of your Japanese and English ability on your resume.
We may be able to sponsor your application for a working visa. Please notify us of your needs if you will require visa sponsorship.
Not at all! Approximately 15% (as of November 1, 2017) of our staff has joined us from countries across the globe, including India, China, South Korea, the United States, Spain, UK, Denmark, Singapore, Brazil and more.
Unfortunately, we only offer full-time positions. We have no plans to offer part-time positions or long-term internship positions now or in the future.