What does it take to get a job with Konami Digital Entertainment? What is it like working at Konami Digital Entertainment? ACR takes a look:
About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment is a global developer, publisher, and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. The company specializes in home video games and has offices in the U.S. (Nevada and California), Japan (Tokyo), Hong Kong (Kowloon), Germany (Frankfurt), UK (London), Korea (Seoul), and Australia (New South Wales). Konami Digital Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Corporation, which was established in 1969 in Osaka, Japan.
Konami Digital Entertainment creates dozens of games across multiple genres such as action/adventure, family, fitness, racing, survival/horror, trivia, and sports. Platforms range from Nintendo to PlayStation to Xbox 360. Just a few popular games include Deca Sports Extreme, GTI Club, Puddle, Frogger 3D, and Metal Gear Solid 3D. Konami is one of the few companies that also develops some of the world’s most popular slot machine games. Just a few include Lucky Dice, Aloha Gold, Solstice Gold, African Treasure, Money in the Bank, and Cash Inferno.
Konami has around 5,700 employees working in offices and production studios around the world. The company headquarters are located in El Segundo, CA.
Konami Digital Entertainment Jobs
Konami Digital Entertainment, like many gaming companies, welcomes fresh talent. As of August 28, 2011, the company had several job listings including:
- Flash Developer
- J2ME/BREW Programmer
- Quality Assurance Tester
- Web Designer
- Graphic Artist
- Software Engineer
To apply for open positions, visit the Konami Digital Entertainment. The site lists job requirements (education, skills, training) as well as application requirements. These positions are highly competitive, so it is important to follow the application procedures to the letter.
Konami Digital Entertainment Salaries and Benefits
Salaries for Konami Digital Entertainment employees vary depending on job responsibilities, skills, and education. The company does not list salaries on its website. However, Game Developer Magazine conducts an industry-wide salary survey each year. The latest survey lists average salaries for programmers, artists and animators, game designers, production specialists, and sound designers working in the gaming industry. The results of the survey are as follows:
- Programmers: $85,733
- Art & Animation: $71,354
- Game Design: $70,223
- Production: $88,544
- Sound Designer: $68,088
- Business and Legal: $106,452
Game Developer Magazine is a San Francisco-based print publication serving more than 30,000 professional game developers.