Sr Software Engineer, Game Developer Support

Summary:

SEGA. . . What do you think of when you hear that word?  Do you think of the console with the iconic, harmonized voice fire ups, or do you think of the countless gaming hits from Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, to the Persona series?… When we think of SEGA, we think of its evolution as a pioneer in the video game market to one of the most prominent video game developers ever.  There’s never been a more exciting time in the company’s history as our passion drives the best gaming products to players around the world. We are committed to delivering high quality and unique games via one of the richest portfolios of original IPs in the market – something we are both very proud of and excited about in a dynamic market. Traditionally a boxed product publisher, we are working hard to ensure that we continue to make the shift to digital and are looking forward to your help in crafting the next era in SEGA’s legacy.

We are a diverse, global company and offer a fantastic opportunity to work with gamers and fans from all over the world!

Job Summary:

SEGA is seeking an experienced, highly capable Sr Software Engineer to join our talented team to help port and publish our games on Steam. They will be responsible for providing direct support to our external partner developers from Asia, America, and Europe as well as to internal stakeholders to implement our development standards that we refer to as ‘Best practices for PC Development.’ This role is deeply involved in multiple projects, both future and ongoing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop coding samples
  • Review source code
  • Provide technical inspection for deliverables
  • Answer developer technical questions
  • Evaluate Third Party services
  • Research new technologies
  • Work with SVP of Product Development to perform due diligence with development partners

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 8 years of PC game development (Windows) experience
  • Japanese – English bilingual
  • Knowledge and experience in language such as C, C++, C#, etc.
  • Strong background in developing game with C++ native code
  • Strong knowledge in Windows API and other open source libraries
  • Experience shipping a game to Steam platform
  • Experience implementing Steam API and other Third-party SDKs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of PC game architecture
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills – success will come through collaboration
  • Self-motivated and able to break down complex tasks

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Commercial game development experience in Unity and Unreal
  • Console game development experience
  • Porting experience between console and PC
  • Network engineering
  • Lead engineer/Tech lead experience
  • A love for playing PC games
  • Experience with emerging platforms and technology
  • Experience with the challenges of porting from console to PC

Localization Producer

Summary

SEGA of America is seeking a Localization Producer to help deliver top-class, Japan-originating product to Western markets. Our producers are internationally-minded professionals who coordinate between our Japan-based development teams, our Irvine-based J2E language teams and Europe- based EU language teams, distributed QA services, and NA/EU Marketing teams to deliver world-renowned SEGA and Atlus product to market on time, on budget, and at target quality.

We are currently considering a wide range of candidates for this position, and are looking for individuals who love games, language, multiculturalism, creativity, and can speak with enthusiasm for their product.

You should apply for this job if…

  • Should be capable of effectively organizing and executing projects as large as 1 million Japanese characters in size, with teams as large as six localizers, and engage in the localization work itself.
  • You have at least 7 years of combined production, project management, and/or localization experience within the game industry.
  • You can speak near-native English and are business-level proficient at Japanese (additional languages welcome as well!)
  • You are highly organized, love bringing order to chaos, and keeping people in the loop.
  • You love the art of localization and know how to do it right.
  • You can throw together a production/localization schedule in a heartbeat.
  • You are a wiz at commonly used localization tools and formats, such as Excel, Word, XML, MemoQ, XLOC, and other localization tools and platforms.
  • You are accustomed to working across regions, time zones, and languages and are familiar with the associated challenges.
  • You have a proven track record of delivering localization and production projects.
  • Working in multilingual, multicultural environments is exciting for you, and you have a strong understanding of the language challenges facing the game industry.
  • You have extensive experience working with localization vendors and teams, as well as direct voice dubbing experience.
  • Games are love, games are life: Especially games from Japan. You have opinions about them, know what makes them good and what makes them bad.

 

In the SEGA Production Department, you will spend your days…

  • Gathering and digesting information about your project to figure out its scope and how much work it will take to complete.
  • Acting as an international product owner, making sure everyone understands the vision and nature of the product in your care.
  • Building resourcing plans and schedules for approval by your managers and alignment with your dev teams.
  • Making sure your games see the light of day by driving game concepts through the internal approval and publishing process as the product owner.
  • Breaking down your projects into manageable subtasks and getting them done using the resources and team members that have been assigned to your project.
  • Getting your own hands dirty, whether it means coordinating communications, building and distributing documentation, getting game text translated, or shuffling bug reports. Whatever it takes to get things done.
  • Overseeing the recording of voiceover for localized titles.
  • Coordinating with QA to make sure the quality of the product is assured, vetting issues, and providing direction.
  • Providing proactive guidance and engaging with marketing on external activities related to your product.
  • Keeping the schedules accurate, up-to-date, and communicated outwardly regularly.
  • Making sure people understand what makes your game fun, compelling, interesting, and unique.
  • Building post-mortem lookbacks on your project for the benefit of yourself and the group.
  • Playing the games and generating feedback and insight as needed.
  • Making sure best practices and policy is followed and implemented within your projects.
  • Getting in front of fans and media to talk about and promote your product at tradeshows and media tours.

 

Sometimes, we need to send you places, so be prepared to…

  • Fly both domestically and internationally 3 or 4 times a year.
  • Occasionally visit and conduct business in Tokyo, as required.
  • Attend media and consumer events a couple of times a year.

 

Seniority and compensation commensurate with experience.

Video Game Producer

Sega is seeking an experienced, creative, highly capable Video Game Producer to join our talented team in developing the next generation of award-winning games for console, PC, and emerging platforms. The Producer will primarily be responsible for managing external development teams globally, as well as supporting the product publishing and development process from concept through and after release. Responsibilities include greenlighting, scheduling, tracking development, budgeting, and ensuring team deliverables are met in a timely manner, on budget and at high quality. The Producer will also manage and coordinate a wide array of relationships with internal stakeholders globally along with internal team resources to produce content and assets for multiple platforms.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the execution of the game development process to produce high quality content within business parameters such as schedule, quality, and
  • Creating and maintaining project plans, in conjunction with the development team(s), including scope, resources, schedule, and budget.
  • Working closely with business development team to identify and vet development partners worldwide.
  • Leading the creation of game design and definition by developing concept design documents and specifications in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Setting expectations both internally and with our external development partners through clear documentation and communication.
  • Communicating project status to cross-functional team members and
  • Working with all internal business units including localization, QA, publishing, marketing, licensing, animation, legal, sales, etc.
  • Recommending and implementing new processes where efficiencies are needed to improve quality, on-time, and on-budget
  • Establishing and maintaining a positive, productive, and communicative working
  • Proactively assessing risk and mitigating as necessary.
  • Managing an Associate Producer.
  • Some travel required (domestic and international)

 

The skills & experience we’re looking for:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the entertainment software industry, with the most recent role preferably in a leadership position.
  • Experience managing internal game development
  • Industry experience on both development and publisher sides a plus.
  • Producer experience of the entire lifecycle of video-game software development (concept to ship) of at least one title on current generation consoles/platforms (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC).
  • Expertise in one area in addition to production. (design, engineering, art, QA, etc.)
  • Practical experience with modern production methodologies.
  • Experience with project management software (Jira, Hansoft, DevTrack, etc.)
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to provide clear and concise creative feedback.
  • Ability to diagnose inefficiencies and suggest solutions.
  • Ability to foresee and communicate risks and obstacles to all
  • Knowledgeable of current trends and happenings in the video game industry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication

 

Really catch our eye with:

  • Production experience at a video game publisher.
  • Experience working on character platform games and/or licensed IP games.
  • Proven ability to work under rapid development
  • Bachelors’ degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field or relevant work experience.
  • Proven management experience including employee selection, employee development, performance management, conflict resolution, team facilitation, budgeting, and project
  • Project Management training

Local applicants only please (No Relocation)

PD Operations Manager

Summary

SEGA… What do you think of when you hear that word?  Do you think of the console with the iconic, harmonized voice fire ups or do you think of the countless gaming hits from Sonic the HedgehogGolden Axe, or the Persona series?…

When we think of SEGA, we think of its evolution as a pioneer in the video game market to one of the most prominent video game developers and publishers ever!  Globally, SEGA has over 5,000 employees passionately working to bring the best gaming entertainment to players around the planet. We have one of, if not the richest, portfolio of original IPs – something we are very proud of and excited about as the market continues to change.

New streaming technologies and shifts in the retail landscape are well poised for what will be the most disruptive and innovative time in our industry. Our IP strategy positions us well for this, and we are enthusiastic about the future!

There’s never been a more exciting time in the company’s history to join SEGA!

 

Job Summary:

 

SEGA is seeking a self-motivated, organized, and effective PD Operations Manager to join our talented team in developing the next generation of award-winning games for console, PC, and emerging platforms. The PD Ops Manager will be responsible for managing our PD Ops division, a group primarily responsible for Release Management, while also providing all-encompassing support to our Production and QA departments with the ultimate goal of improving in-house tech and productivity.

 

Strong leadership skills would be necessary as we’re looking for a manager who would inspire others and promote growth and self-improvement to a small team. This role is great for someone who really wants to dip their toes in all aspects of the business.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • As a primary function, develop and lead the charge on our Release Management strategy and work toward aligning all worldwide divisions toward these processes.
  • Establish new workflows within the Release Management pipeline that helps keep all stakeholders aware of the status of their projects.
  • Responsibilities include publishing portal management and Dev/QA account management for all storefronts.
  • Manage a small team of Submission Specialists and PD Ops Coordinators.
  • Work with Submission Specialists to improve first-party and ratings submission scheduling and planning.
  • As a secondary function, provide technical support and expertise to our Production/QA pipeline. These services include build transfer/deployment automation, data archiving, test hardware inventory management, internal playtesting, and setting up an environment suitable for network testing.
  • Work closely with Sr. QA Manager to utilize QA resources for these services.
  • Continually improve our PD Ops services while introducing new services as needed.
  • Develop a long-term plan for the growth of the division.
  • Establish and maintain a positive, productive, and communicative working environment.
  • Proactively identify inefficiencies for all services and suggest improvements through effective problem-solving.

 

The skills & experience we’re looking for:

  • At least 7 years of experience in the entertainment software industry, with 5 or more years of management experience.
  • Experience working with First-Party Submissions and/or Release Management.
  • Experience working on both development and publisher sides a plus.
  • Be able to interact with all corners of the organization, from management to entry-level testers.
  • Full recognition that the division being managed is a service provider to other areas of the organization. The ideal candidate should find satisfaction in helping others.
  • Experience with automated tools/software.
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting.
  • Experience with setting up QA network environments a plus.
  • Experience with project management software (i.e. Jira).
  • Experience with help desk software (i.e. Zendesk).
  • Proven production team leadership and management experience including employee selection, employee development, performance management, conflict resolution, team facilitation.
  • Ability to provide clear and concise creative feedback.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Really catch our eye with:

  • Production experience at a video game publisher.
  • Proven ability to work under rapid development cycles.
  • Bachelors’ degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field or relevant work experience.
  • Management and/or technical training certifications.

 

Local applicants only please (No Relocation)

Associate Brand Manager

SEGA… What do you think of when you hear that word? Do you think of the console with the iconic, harmonized voice fire ups or do you think of the countless gaming hits from Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, or the Persona series?…

When we think of SEGA, we think of its evolution as a pioneer in the video game market to one of the most prominent video game developers and publishers ever! Globally, SEGA has over 5,000 employees passionately working to bring the best gaming entertainment to players around the planet. We have one of, if not the richest, portfolio of original IPs – something we are very proud of and excited about as the market continues to change.

New streaming technologies and shifts in the retail landscape are well poised for what will be the most disruptive and innovative time in our industry. Our IP strategy positions us well for this, and we are enthusiastic about the future!

There’s never been a more exciting time in the company’s history to join SEGA!

Job Summary:

Sega of America is seeking an Associate Brand Manager who is enthusiastic about games, players and marketing. Reporting to the Brand Manager, this role is in charge of supporting and driving the continued growth of some of the biggest SEGA and ATLUS brands across the Americas and Europe.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver upon brand marketing strategies for the product’s entire lifecycle.
  • Execute on consumer product, digital and physical retail, and first-party partnership opportunities.
  • Align with cross-functional and international teams to deliver integrated marketing activations.
  • Help manage the best-in-class production of creative advertising and brand assets.
  • Work with internal departments and external vendors as required to deliver compelling campaigns.
  • Analyze consumer research and business data to support marketing decisions.
  • Manage brand marketing approval process across creative, business, legal and accounting.
  • Understand the media landscape and demonstrate knowledge of creative media campaigns.
  • Manage media agencies, creative agencies, event agencies, and promotional partnerships.
  • Build relationships across the organization to supply them with key player and marketing insights.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 1-2+ years’ experience in a marketing role within gaming, entertainment or consumer products.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the field.
  • Ability to support initiatives with a focus on KPI / ROI metrics.
  • Experience in project management, analysis, and the ability to work with multiple teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Open to flexible hours while working with overseas teams.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Positive and professional attitude.

 

Preferred Skills:

  • A passionate gamer with deep knowledge of SEGA and ATLUS games.
  • Experience working with a Japanese games publisher or company.

Local applicants only please (No Relocation)