Let's work in Japan!

At CyberConnect2 we are searching for skilled creators from around the world.
We accept applications at any time, so apply now!!


Read me for applicants

  • Gender, nationality, ethnic group, religious affiliation, and social status etc. have no bearing on the hiring process at CyberConnect2 and are not criterion on which someone’s application would be judged.
  • Work visa Application to work in Japan as a game creator
    When people who live outside of Japan want to work in Japan as a game creator, they must apply for the residence status of “”Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services”” and be certified.

    Alternatively, you must have other status of residence that allows you to work in Japan, or are a Japanese citizen.

    To qualify for the “”Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/ International Services”” certification, you must meet one of the following conditions:

    ・The applicant seeks to engage in duties that require skills and knowledge pertaining to information processing and has passed the examination related to information processing or holds one of the qualification related to information processing technology specified by the Minister of Justice in public notice.

    ・The applicant has graduated from a university having majored in a subject related to the relevant skills or knowledge, or has acquired an education equivalent thereto.

    ・The applicant has completed a specialized course of study at an advanced vocational school in Japan majoring in a subject related to the relevant skills or knowledge (limited to cases where the applicant fulfills the requirements specified by the Minister of Justice in public notice regarding the completion).

    ・The applicant has at least 10 years of practical experience (including the period during which the applicant majored in a subject related to the relevant skills or knowledge at a university, technical college, senior high school, the second semester course at a school for secondary education or a specialized course of study at an advanced vocational school).

    If you do not meet the above requirements, or are not sure if you meet the above requirements, you may consult Immigration Services using the link below:

    Immigration Services Agency Foreign Residents Support Center
    https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/930006132.pdf

  • Japanese language skill is not required upon joining the company
    However, English communication skills are needed in the case that an applicant cannot converse in Japanese. At CyberConnect2, all office correspondence is undertaken in Japanese. We have on site translation and interpretation staff who will support communication between Japanese and English.
  • We will support your Japanese language study upon joining CyberConnect2
    We ask that all new non-Japanese staff members aim for at least level N3 on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. In order to facilitate this, the company will provide Japanese lessons and assist with study.
    Japanese Language Proficiency Test:日本語能力試験/Summary of Linguistic Competence Required for Each Level
    We require that all new non-Japanese staff aim for a proficiency of Japanese in order to ensure smooth communication on projects.
  • 150,000 JPY in monetary assistance will be provided for moving costs
    However, as a general rule, a new staff member must move within 2km of the company office from a location 50km away or over. Monetary assistance for moving costs will be paid to a staff member upon them starting work at the company.
  • Support for working in Japan

    • Support for attaining a Japanese work permit (visa)
    • Assistance for finding a place to live
    • In the case that the monetary support provided by the company does not cover the total costs of moving, or if a new staff member is worried about their initial living costs right after moving, the company can provide further assistance in the form of a loan (please note that all money loaned to a staff member will need to be paid back to the company within 2 years of said staff member becoming a permanent employee).
  • About CyberConnect2
    Please take a look here for an overview of CyberConnect2, and the company’s initiatives.
    Company Overview
     
    You can also find our English Seminar videos here to know more about CyberConnect2.
    Online employment English Seminar

For any questions or inquires, please don’t hesitate to access Inquiring Regarding Recruitment


Living in Japan (Fukuoka)

  • Estimated living costs (when working at Fukuoka Head Office)
    Please take a look below for the estimated costs of a staff member who works at the Fukuoka head office and lives by themself.

    • Monthly rent: Between 50,000 and 60,000 JPY (25m2 apartment)
    • Monthly food costs: Between 40,000 and 50,000 JPY
    • Monthly mobile phone costs (major carriers): Between 7,000 and 9,000 JPY.
    • Monthly internet costs: Around 4,000 JPY
    • Monthly utility costs (water / electric / gas): Between 10,000 and 15,000 JPY

    Total: Estimated 110,000~140,000 JPY per month

*This includes Japan’s 10% consumption tax

More details on living in Japan and Japan life hacks here.



List of tools and software applications used at CyberConnect2

List of tools and software applications used at CyberConnect2


Job Openings

Game Designer

What we are looking for in game designers

  • To have a solid interest in game design no matter what the genre, and to also have a positive attitude towards studying.
  • To have some knowledge and experience with computers, programming, and techniques such as CG.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with many different people.

Game designer job categories

Game Designer
Job Outline
  • Game design work in accordance with the company’s aspirations.
  • Adjustment work for each type of parameter.
  • Surveyance of existing titles.
  • Creation of materials.
  • Progressing with game development by working closely with the director and staff in charge of each section,
Application Requirements Individuals who have a working knowledge and skills in game design with regards to video game development.
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Experience in video game development using game engines such as Unreal Engine and Unity etc.
  • Experience in having made a video game production.
  • PC skills including making documents with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as being able to create data.
Level Designer
Job Outline Designing levels using Unreal Engine 4, as well as implementing events.
Application Requirements Individuals who have a working knowledge and skills in level design with regards to video game development.
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Ability to make video games using game engines such as Unreal Engine and Unity etc.
  • PC skills including making documents with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as being able to create data.
Director
Job Outline Direction of a video game production and overseeing all components of the development.
Application Requirements
  • Individuals who have a general knowledge of video games.
  • Individuals who have solid practical experience in creating video game software.
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Ability to design games in cooperation with artists and programmers.
  • A number of years’ experience in game design and direction in making video games.
  • Knowledge of level design, layouts, scenarios, and tuning, as well as an ability to quickly and correctly give out instruction.
  • Ability to look at the wider picture, and to view things objectively.
  • PC skills including making documents with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as being able to create data.
  • Ability to create simple images and graphics using graphic design tools such as Photoshop.

Artist

What we are looking for in artists

  • Individuals with a clear vision a motivation to pursue quality that can compete on the world stage.
  • Individuals that can adjust their design structures to different markets and periods.
  • Individuals with an ability to home in on new trends in design and techniques, and an ability to conduct research.
  • Individuals with a flexible mindset, that can adapt to an ever-changing workflow.
  • Individuals with a high‐level of communication who can read situations and cooperate with others.
  • Individuals who have a love for video games and a passion to be the best.
  • Individuals who want to test their skills globally.

Artist Job Categories

Character Model Artist
Job Outline
  • Creation of character models, mecha models and weapons etc. (modeling, texturing and skinning).
  • Ability to create documents and conduct checks regarding outsourced 3D models.
    Used tools: Maya and Unreal Engine 4
    *We do not ask for your experience with these tools.
Application Requirements Experience with creating 3D characters for games
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Experience in sculpting with the use of ZBrush etc.
  • Experience in creating models with Unreal Engine 3 or Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience in creating photo realistic models

Environment Artist
Job Outline
  • Creation of 3D background models
  • Ability to create documents and conduct checks regarding outsourced background models.
    Used tools: Maya and Unreal Engine 4
    *We do not ask for your experience with these tools.
Application Requirements Experience in creating 3D background assets for games
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Experience in creating models with Unreal Engine 3 or Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience in creating photo realistic items

Character Animator
Job Outline Creation of in-game animations
Used tools: Maya and Unreal Engine 4
*We do not ask for your experience with these tools.
Application Requirements Experience in creating 3D animations for games
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Experience in using animation tools such as Maya and 3ds Max (Other tools are also okay)
  • Experience with using Unreal Engine 3 or Unreal Engine 4.
  • Experience with using Motion Builder
  • Experience in creating storyboards.

Cinematic Animator
Job Outline Creation of real time animations
Used tools: Maya and Unreal Engine 4
*We do not ask for your experience with these tools.
Application Requirements
  • Experience in creating cut-scenes (real time or not)
  • Experience in creating cameras, lighting and post effects etc.
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Experience in creating animations using tools such as Maya and others
  • Experience with using Unreal Engine 3 or Unreal Engine 4.
  • Experience with using Motion Builder
  • Experience in creating storyboards.

Storyboard Artist
Job Outline Creation of artwork for video game cinematic animations.
Application Requirements
  • Storyboard production experience
    (Please send us your storyboard works ※Must)
    (If you have any other drawings, you can submit them together)
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Digital storyboarding experience

Interface Designer
Job Outline Development of UI designs for game content
Used tools: Unreal Engine 4, Adobe Flash and Adobe Photoshop
*We do not ask for your experience with these tools.
Application Requirements Experience with creating UI for games
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Experience in using Unreal Engine 3 or Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience in using Adobe Flash

Visual Effects Artist
Job Outline Development of effects for game contents
Used tools: Unreal Engine 4
*We do not ask for your experience with these tools.
Application Requirements Experience in creating effects for games, or experience in creating effects for videos etc.
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
Experience in using either Unreal Engine 3 or Unreal Engine 4

Technical Artist
Job Outline Technical support for all company artists
Application Requirements
  • Individuals with an interest in the workflows and pipelines regarding video game development
  • Individuals with an interest in rigging, and individuals (who may or may not have experience in game software creation), that have specialized knowledge of art and 3D CG, and a passion to make game software
  • Individuals who can use 3D CG tools to work on modeling, texture creation and animation creation.
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Individuals with a general knowledge of DirectX and OpenGL
  • An ability to describe scripts and pipelines using languages such as C++ and Python
  • An ability to analyze workflows and propose ways in which to optimize them
  • An English ability that allows for the reading and understanding of papers and articles written in English.

2D Designer

※Recruitment has ended due to reaching the maximum number of positions available.

Programmer

What we are looking for in programmers

  • Individuals that are able to naturally discover and study about new techniques and technology
  • Individuals with an ability to think and act in order to make a game more interesting
  • A high‐level awareness of teams, and the ability to communicate among all staff members in different job categories

Programmer job categories

Game Programmer
Job Outline Using game engines and libraries, program the main body of games along the lines of set specifications. Considering the needs of the team to which they are assigned, programmers will be in charge of one or a few of the following items depending on ability, experience, aptitude and preferences of the individual:

  • Creation of character actions for the player and enemies etc.
  • Creation of character AI for the player and enemies etc.
  • Creation of structures for event progression control
  • Creation of structures for controlling displayed effects
  • Creation of structures to control the render of backgrounds
  • Creation of every type of screen, including menus and modes
  • Creation of structures to control UI’s
  • Creation of structures for network communication
  • General programming for the creation of video games
Application Requirements
  • Individuals who can use C++ for object orientated programming
  • Individuals with experience in game development using C++
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Experience in using 3D graphics for game development
  • Experience in using game engines, especially Unreal Engine 3 and 4, for video game development
Technical Programmer
Job Outline Customizing game engines and libraries, creating tools and shaders, offering technical support, and providing the fundamental foundations for creating game software. Technical programmers will be in charge of work of a technical nature, and within a field which needs a high standard of specialized knowledge, may be assigned a specific area of expertise depending on individual experience:

  • Creation of shaders
  • Creating the needed tools for game production
  • Technical support for game creation
  • Testing and implementing middleware
  • Customizing engines and libraries
  • Creating physics systems
  • Creating AI systems
Application Requirements
  • Experience in creating programs, as well as a working knowledge of game engine and game library structures
  • An interest in the technical aspects of a new game, and an ability to collect up information
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
  • Experience in creating shader programs
  • Experience in development using compute shaders
  • Experience in developing game engines and libraries
  • Experience in game engine customization and function expansion, especially with Unreal Engine 3 and 4
  • Experience in developing tools and plugins for Maya and 3dsMax
  • Individuals who can work and correspond using English
Network Programmer
Job Outline
  • Implement network elements for household console/PC games
  • Implement mechanisms for matchmaking, lobbies, ranking placements, and P2P connections, among others
  • Implement integration between networks and UIs
  • Utilize Unreal Engine and/or our original game engine for carrying out tasks
  • The main language used will be C++
Application Requirements 【New graduates】

  • Able to carry out object-orientated programming using C++
  • Submission of past or current projects that utilizes C++ for networking elements

 
【Mid-careers】

  • Able to carry out object-orientated programming using C++
  • Experience with implementing online mechanisms (matchmaking, lobbies, ranking placements, P2P connections, etc.) for console games using C++
Preferable skills and experience
*not a requirement
【New graduates】

  • Experience developing games using 3D graphics
  • Experience developing games using game engines, especially Unreal Engine 4 and 5
  • Submission of past or current projects that involve implementing multi-network mechanisms (matchmaking, lobbies, ranking placements, P2P connections, etc.) using C++
  • Ability to gather information on programming and networks on a regular and continuous basis

 
【Mid-careers】

  • Experience developing action games with an online PvP component
  • Experience implementing platform-adaptive elements for console games
  • Experience implementing network elements for smartphone games
  • Experience developing games using game engines, especially Unreal Engine 4 and 5
  • Experience with development involving Azure PlayFab, Epic Online Service, Amazon Game Lift, Google Cloud, or similar
  • Ability to not only implement given specifications but also suggest improvements based on each game’s needs
  • Knowledge regarding networks and various platforms, as well as research and information-gathering abilities


Working Conditions

Work location

[Head Quarters]

Hakata Taihaku-dori Building 10F.,1-5-1,Hakataekimae,Hakata-ku,Fukuoka-city,
Fukuoka,812-0011 Japan

[Tokyo Studio]

NT Building 6F.,1-47-1,Oi,Shinagawa-ku,Tokyo,140-0014 Japan

[Osaka Studio]

※Scheduled to open in Spring, 2024.

[Notes]
・Employee placements will be determined through consultation.
・New employees for Tokyo and Osaka studios will undergo a training period of 2-4 weeks following their starting date. The training sessions will take place at the Fukuoka Main Office.
 - The company will cover transportation and accommodation costs incurred during the training period.

Working hours 09:00am to 18:00pm (1 hour lunch break, and 15 minutes afternoon siesta)
Salary

[New Graduate]

There are 2 levels of salary structure based on performance reviews conducted after a 3-month training period.

【1】 Junior Level Monthly salary: 231,000 JPY~ ※May be higher depending on experience and skill.
※The first 3 months after joining the company (including a 2-month probation period) will be allotted for training. During this time, the salary shall be 200,000 JPY per month. In addition, the Discretionary Labor System will not be applied during the training period.
※The training period may be shortened or lengthened depending on the results achieved during this time.
※Students who join the company before graduation shall be paid an hourly wage until graduation.
※Juniors will be assigned to a project, and shall work on tasks under the supervision and guidance of senior employees while honing their skills and preparing to become full-fledged members of the company.
※The goal should be to become an Intermediate within 1 to 3 years (to be assessed during biannual performance reviews).

【2】Intermediate Level Monthly salary: 270,000 JPY~ ※May be higher depending on experience and skill.
※The ideal candidate should be able to work independently as an experienced member of the company.
 

[Mid-career]

Monthly Salary: There are 2 levels of salary structure based on performance reviews.
Depending on your experience and skill, we will decide which level you will start from.

【1】Junior Level Monthly salary: 231,000 JPY~ ※May be higher depending on experience and skill.
This is mainly for those who are new graduates, those have no experience in the industry, and/or those whose experience and skills need further improvement.

※You will work on tasks under the supervision and guidance of senior employees while honing your skills and preparing to become a full-fledged member of the company.
※If you start as a Junior, the goal should be to become an Intermediate within 1 to 3 years (to be assessed during biannual performance reviews).

【2】Intermediate Level Monthly salary: 270,000 JPY~ ※May be higher depending on experience and skill.
The ideal candidate has experience in the industry, and can handle tasks effectively and independently.

Holidays
  • Weekends (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Japanese bank holiday
  • New year’s holiday

    Total 123 days in 2020
  • Paid holiday
  • Paid personal holidays
  • Congratulatory and condolence leave
Benefits
  • Annual salary increases
  • Semi-annual bonuses
  • Commuting expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Property accumulation savings

[Regarding the healthcare insurance system in Japan]
Workers who belong to a Japanese organization or company are required join the official health insurance system. After joining, the fees for healthcare are reduced (An individual only need pay 30% of the total fee) in the case of injury or illness, and a lump sum will be paid for childbirth and childcare. The fee for the insurance will be deducted from your salary each month.


Required documents

Resume Please download and fill out the resume template and send it out from the following Application Form
Please write as much as possible in Japanese.
ResumeForm
Application survey Please download and fill out the application survey and send it out from the following Application Form
Please write as much as possible in Japanese.
For Artists For Programmers For Game Designers
Your works ■For Game Designers
Please send the following items:
① 3 game proposals or more, please summarize 1 proposal in 1 A4 paper size.
② [If you can write in Japanese] Game design document or playable game or both for ① … 1 work or more
[If you cannot write in Japanese] Playable game of ① … 1 work or more

*Please write the appealing/selling points of your work/playable game.
*If several people worked on the project, please write the part you were in charge of.
*For inexperienced game designers, the above is mandatory.
*For experienced game designers, if you cannot send the documents required, please send us a detailed document about your responsibilities and roles in the involved projects and works.
Please write as much as possible in Japanese.

■For Programmers
Please send us works including source codes.
Please also include a “readme.txt” document for the submitted programs following this format:

*Please send an executable of your work.
(We may not be build it.)
*Please send a video of the game.
(We may not be able to launch the build.)
– Format: mp4 or wmv
– Length: maximum 5 minutes
– Size: maximum 100 Mb
*For inexperienced programmers, the above is mandatory.
*For experienced programmers, if you cannot send the documents required, please send us a detailed document about your responsibilities and roles in the involved projects and works.

■For Artists
Please send us works that can appeal your skills and abilities for the position you are applying for.

<For each position>
If you have your own web page, Please include the URL in your resume.

If you do not own web pages, please upload your works on a File Transfer Service and include the URL in your resume.


How to apply

Please apply using the application form below.

 

For inquiries on employment at CyberConnect2, please fill out the following form.
Inquiring Regarding Recruitment

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