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Designer (NST)

Company: Nintendo of America Inc.
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position: Designer
Job Number: PDD2
Nintendo Software Technology Corporation
Nintendo Software Technology Corporation, based in Redmond, Washington, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of video games, Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo Software Technology's mission is to design, develop and deliver the very best video games. We conduct research, use state-of-the-art equipment and review methods of operation so that we may continually improve the quality of the games that we produce. Each person employed at Nintendo Software Technology Corporation is a valued team member and is encouraged to participate in our efforts to create the highest quality games.
Nintendo is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy and respect for each other.


Design, implement, playtest, and refine game design features with consideration for gameplay fun-factor, difficulty balance, optimization, and quality.
Create, playtest, and refine level, object, character, user-interface designs, screen, and game-flow design under the direction of senior designers.
Write and maintain specified design documentation.
Work closely with programmers, artists and sound designers to implement specified gameplay features and systems.
Contribute to focus test set-up, evaluations, coordination, and analysis.
Use digital illustrations and design software to create designs, and present design concepts to senior designers.
Review, analyze, and test products under development to ensure the delivery of the company's high standard of quality and timeliness.
Position may include additional duties that utilize the required skills.


Requires a Bachelor's or foreign equivalent degree in Game Design, Graphic Design, Animation, or a related field, and two years of experience in:

  • Creating core game features, including storylines, role-play mechanics, and character biographies;
  • Designing, implementing, playtesting, and refining game design features utilizing commercial 2D/3D game editors, including Unity and Unreal;
  • Developing and maintaining design level documentation, including mechanics, guidelines, and mission outlines; and
  • Creating designs utilizing digital illustrations and design software, including Microsoft Visio and Adobe Photoshop.

    This position includes a base salary range of $92,289.60 to $100,875 annually, potential for a semi-annual discretionary performance bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and paid time off. Please see our Benefits & Perks page ( for more benefits information.

Keywords: Nintendo of America Inc., Redmond , Designer (NST), Other , Redmond, Washington

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