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Senior Programmer - Unreal Engine

for AREA35 Inc. in Tokyo or remote

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AREA 35 Inc.

AREA 35, Inc. is a dynamic Japanese development company based in Tokyo, JAPAN looking to recruit an experienced senior-level programmer for Unreal Engine-based development. We have a wide portfolio of development projects ongoing, including games and enterprise collaboration software. As a company, AREA 35 is a unique opportunity for talent from the West to get the chance to experience living and working in Japan. With a majority English-speaking staff and plentiful bilingual assistance, we can provide support through the entire immigration process as well as language learning and frequent social opportunities to help you get adjusted to your new surroundings.

Senior Programmer - Unreal Engine

We are looking to hire a Senior Programmer for an ongoing project related to general construction and architectural design. We are looking for someone with experience dealing with Unreal Engine as well as working with CAD/3D rendering software. As the Senior Programmer on this project, you would have wide latitude on how to go about solving programming questions, including analyzing, designing, coding, debugging, testing and modifying new software or enhancements. You will also engage directly with the Design Team to analyze feature feasibility and work closely with them on implementation. You will report to a Lead Programmer who manages the day-to-day, but in general you will be free to work on your assigned project with minimum supervision. This project will proceed for at least 24-36 months, with the Senior Programmer having input into what projects AREA 35 will pursue thereafter. You can work from Tokyo or remotely.

Work Details

  • Work closely with Project Managers and Designers/Planners to produce the product that matches customer requirements
  • Write clean, high-quality, high-performance, maintainable code
  • Develop out existing and new as-needed internal tooling
  • Code review
  • Assisting in overall architectural design
  • Responsibility over an entire project from conception to release, as well as ongoing support
  • Manage a network of outside support developers


  • A proven track record of having worked on at least 1 shipped consumer or enterprise project to release and preferably 3+ years working as a programmer in enterprise, construction, or game software development
  • Expert Knowledge in C++
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent or 10 years working in the software industry in any capacity (Required for Japanese VISA)
  • An interest in working for a Japanese company with a gaming background


  • Experience dealing with CAD/3D modeling software
  • Experience in the construction or architectural industry and the common file types used in these activities a plus
  • Experience with or knowledge of Revit and its use among construction companies a plus
  • Ability to work independently and meet milestones on a project with little direct oversight
  • Proactive work ethic and a desire to learn and improve
  • Capable of working effectively with team members located across the globe
  • Experience with writing tutorials and instructions to be used by non-technical team members
  • Willingness to learn Japanese or prior existing language skills
  • Previous experience having lived/worked in Japan

Remuneration & Work Conditions

  • Competitive base salary
  • Twice yearly bonuses (average 1.5x monthly salary)
  • National Health Insurance and Pension support (社会保険) in Japan
  • Japanese VISA Sponsorship for foreign applicants
  • 40-hour workweek, flexible hours
  • No regular overtime
  • Paid Holidays + Public Holidays
  • Paid commute while residing in Japan (by public transport)
  • Japanese language classes conducted on-site
  • Qualified applicants may receive a relocation supplement
  • Assistance navigating housing procurement when relocating to Japan

Interested candidates, please apply through Skillshot or send an email to with your Resume/CV, along with documentation of any pertinent qualifications and referrals. A code test handled by one of our Lead Programmers will be required during the interview process.

Published on: 2022-09-22

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