Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.


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Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Client Engineer
  • Job Summary: The Client Engineer role at The Pokémon Company International will work on the content and development pipeline for multiple products to ensure rapid and stable development. This role will work across development groups to develop gameplay logic and continuous integration processes that will support the life of our products from pre-production to post launch content. These live products will be maintained post launch through multiple content releases which requires multiple tools and resources and a tight collaboration across disciplines.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: No


What You’ll Do

  • Partner with multiple disciplines to develop and prove out game features and mechanics.
  • Build features in a way that enables easy testing and flexibility during development.
  • With a highly collaborative team, you will prototype, design, and develop clean code with your broad knowledge of game systems. 
  • Performs coding using C#, debugging, testing and troubleshooting throughout the application development process.
  • Conducts code reviews to ensure quality of projects. 
  • Creates flowcharts and other documentations to identify requirements for software and to propose possible solutions.
  • Coordinates with cross-function staff to forecast whether the design will be feasible under cost and time constraints.
  • Performs software systems testing with a focus on procedures and programming.                                         


What You’ll Bring 

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of professional game development experience or a demonstrative equivalent level of expertise. 
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent years of work experience.
  • Proficiency with Unity and C#.
  • Experience with a variety of client-based game systems and rapid prototyping.
  • Exceptional work ethic and passion for growth.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and present multiple solutions.
  • Ability to context switch and adapt with relative ease.
  • Effective communication skills, especially within teams and with technical information.
  • Ability to accurately identify and navigate risks through the product planning process.
  • Experience working with Perforce/version control.
  • Experience with live and content supported projects.


How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.  
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve. 
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.  
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.


What to expect

  • An employee first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • Base salary range: For this role, new hires generally start between $125,000.00 - $148,200.00. The full range is $125,000.00 - $187,000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and professional experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching
  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.


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