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SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Type of business
Digital Entertainment/Amusement/Publication
Work Country
Japan
Work Location
Tokyo

Corporate Data

SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a holding company leading the Square Enix Group with a diverse range of content and service businesses.
The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO®.
The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, DRAGON QUEST® , TOMB RAIDER® and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.

Established
October, 2008
Stock Exchange Listings
the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Headquarters
SHINJUKU EASTSIDE SQUARE 6-27-30 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8430, Japan
Revenue
JPY 214.1 billion (consolidated accounting) JPY 138.1 billion (non-consolidated accounting)
URL
http://www.jp.square-enix.com/

Job Opportunities

Job Description
1) AI Researcher/Engineer

【About the position】
We are looking for an experienced AI Engineer/Researcher to work with us in Tokyo on our next projects, and help us create fun and engaging experiences. The ideal candidate should have experience with modern game AI decision making and navigation models, with a clear understanding of their tradeoffs and impact on performance. Familiarity with state-of-the-art game AI techniques (i.e. AI directors, player modeling, robust buddy AI, etc.) is preferred.

【Responsibilities】
・Read AI papers/articles and research/test state-of-the-art AI systems
・After validation of a prototype, integrate new technology into an actual game
・Document and present results in conferences, papers or articles.

【About the organization】
The Advanced Technology Division is an expert set that is active at the front line of game technology, across the fields of rendering, animation, physics simulation, artificial intelligence (AI), networking, big data, workflow, virtual reality (VR) and sound. We are seeking motivated and talented experts to work with us in Tokyo and push the boundaries in content creation.

2) Backend Engineer

【Responsibilities】
・Take charge of our development environment, including continuous integration, configuration management and test tools.
・Monitor system availability. Identify and articulate technical and production risks and obstacles. Proactively propose optimizations to ensure peak performance of our development environment.
・Support QA and ensure high-quality delivery with automating testing.
・Manage software version control and help resolve merge conflicts on integrations.

【Purpose and Appeal】
In this position, you will have the chance to be involved in many different projects, working together with a truly international team of experts from many different specialist fields.
As well, through your work with state of the art techniques, you will also be able to contribute to the overall quality and productivity of our development process.
Job Category
AI Engineer/Researcher & Backend Engineer
Location
Tokyo
Salary
[Mid-Career]
Annual income : JPY5,000,000~10,000,000
※depending on their competency and performance records
Benefits
Welfare benefits:
Travel allowance, social insurance, recreation facilities, and physical examination are applied.
Language Skills
English : Business Proficiency level
Qualifications
1) AI Researcher/Engineer

【Required Skills & Experience】
・3+ years of experience working in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Knowledge extraction or Statistics
・Experience with C++programming and architecture・Solid math background.
・Capability to understand academic papers in English
・Ability to communicate in English and/or Japanese.

【Good to have】
・Experience in game AI for a modern game title

2) Backend Engineer
【Required Skills & Experience】
・Knowledge and experience working with video game production infrastructure.
・Knowledge and experience with continuous integration systems such as TeamCity, Jenkins, etc..
・Knowledge and experience with version control management systems such as Perforce.
・Experience with .NET, C#, C++ and scripting languages such as Python.
・Basic knowledge of networking configuration and troubleshooting.
・Ability to communicate in English and/or Japanese.

【Good to have】
・Experience with relational (MySQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) databases.
・Experience with distributed systems such as Elasticsearch, Zookeeper, etc.
・Experience with deployment tools such as Chef, Ansible, etc.
・Experience with cloud technologies (e.g. AWS cloud services ).
・Experience with integrating 3rd party online services (such as analytics tools and social services).
Selection Process
1. CV & Project report Screening
2. 1st Skype interview
3. Aptitude test (online)
4. Final Skype or interview in Japan

Application

Interview Location
Online (Japan for the final interview if necessary)

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