From the time that Nintendo introduced its gaming system, the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) to the buying public in 1985, the company’s products have proved to be very popular. In the first two years after launch, Nintendo sold over 60 million units.
This company is also responsible for bringing the GameBoy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Pocket, the Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo GameCube to consumers. The Wii, introduced to the buying public in 2006, brought new features to the marketplace. The product’s wireless, motion-sensitive, remote controllers have changed the way that home video games are played.
The company hires workers for a number of positions with the company, including the following:
People are interested in working for Nintendo as a game developer will likely be disappointed to find out that the company currently has several products in the works and is not anticipating that it will be working on anything new for the next four or five years.
Most of the game development jobs for Nintendo are located in Japan, so opportunities in the United States are limited.
Nintendo hires people to work as game testers through one of two companies contracted to provide them with associates for this purpose. Individuals who are interested in this type of work should contact Parker Services or Aerotek for information about current opportunities.
Job seekers who are interested in becoming customer service representatives at Nintendo’ s Redmond, Washington, office should submit a resume to Parker Services. This company can also answer questions about current opportunities.
The first step to getting hired at Nintendo is to check out the company Careers website. Job seekers can see a list of all opportunities if they wish. If they have already filled out an employment profile, they can limit their search to only the jobs that fit their profile.
Clicking on a job title reveals the job description, as well as a summary of requirements that applicants for the position must have, as well the educational requirements for the job.
Nintendo only accepts resumes through the company website. It will not process applications received by regular mail or e-mail anymore.