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Company: Nintendo
Location: Redmond, WA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics

Description


Nintendo of America Inc.
  The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.     DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Translates in-game text, voice scripts, manuals, and supplementary development and testing-related documents and materials as required to support products and services through launch and beyond
  • Identifies game content that may require revision to better suit the tastes of consumers (American, French Canadian, or Latin American)
  • Provides feedback on game difficulty and appeal in American, French Canadian, or Latin American market
  • Demonstrates Nintendo products to other team members, internal departments, and outside promotional and media partners as required
  • Maintains awareness of game industry in assigned market (America, Japan, Canada, or Latin America) and communicates market trends to product acquisition and development staff
  • May interpret meetings, telephone calls, and video conferences related to game development and localization
  • Performs translation and interpretation for other departments and subsidiaries as required
  • Provides input in schedule creation
  • Assists with the planning and direction of voice recording sessions
  • Acts as liaison for Nintendo Company Limited (NCL) and Japanese developer contacts
  • Translates direct communication with Japanese first- and second-party developers regarding Nintendo product localization


Qualifications

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
  • Two to four years of related experience
  • Acute attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Excellent game play skills and the ability to identify design and content issues
  • Comprehensive historical and current knowledge of the video game industry for both the home and arcade markets helpful
  • Excellent Japanese and English translation skills, including two to four years specific translation experience
  • Japanese and English interpretation skills, including experience interpreting business meetings and/or conference calls
  • Familiarity with Japanese history, culture, customs and business protocol
  • Familiarity with localization/translation tools
  • Experience operating Microsoft Windows and Office software in Japanese
  • Undergraduate degree in Japanese, East Asian Studies or a related field, or equivalent
  • Level 1 certification on the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test or equivalent (For Japanese-English translators) recommended
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