We never did get our Retro Studios game at the Nintendo E3 Digital Event, but that doesn’t mean the development studio is sitting idly twiddling their thumbs. If you’ve been following Nintendo of America’s job opening Twitter account you will have noticed that there have been a number of positions open at the acclaimed development studio. It seems reasonably likely that their next project will be for Nintendo’s next platform which is codenamed NX. Development on their last game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze ended in November 2013.
Acclaimed development studio Retro Studios has begun advertising for a variety of jobs presumably for their next project. The positions include a Tools Engineer and FX Artist, Senior Tools Engineer, Ai Engineer and Gameplay Engineer. Retro Studios last project was the fantastic Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, so it will be interesting to see what they choose to do next.
It looks as though Nintendo of America is currently on a massive hiring spree with the official Nintendo jobs Twitter account and the Jobs Classification page posting a whopping 37 new vacancies within the company. A selection of positions within the company include a Software Support Engineer, IT Architect, Business Analyst, eShop Merchant and Programmer.
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Nintendo of America have just posted a job listing for an IT architect which comes shortly after the unfortunate eShop outage that hit Nintendo fans over the Christmas period. The new IT job position with Nintendo of America includes plenty of core duties including providing support and troubleshooting of prior developed technology solutions. Here’s the job description.
- Researches and assesses advanced approaches to designing technology systems and applies to current business context.
- Defines standards and design parameters for technology areas or projects, and reviews adherence to standards and principles as required.
- Designs and develops frameworks for technologies, and detailed implementations when required.
- Provides technical oversight for engineering and operations activities.
- Optimizes systems design across technology areas for future flexibility, performance, multi-tier behaviors, capacity, and scalability.
- May supervise the activities of others.
- Provides support and troubleshooting of prior developed technology solutions.
- Ensures work is completed in such a way to comply with established compliance and other internal control requirements.
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Troubled UK retailer GAME which recently went into administration causing multiple store closures has been saved. The video game retailer has been purchased by investment group Opcapita who run electronics store Comet. The deal will keep open 333 stores and save 3,100 jobs.