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R&D Audio Programmer

Posted 27 May 2016


Niigata (Information Technology (IT))

Are you ready for the adventure of your life? Move to Japan and help us develop the future of game audio!

About Us

Tsugi provides consultancy, research and development services to the video games industry. We specialize in smart tools and engines that make your artists more efficient and offer them more creative options. Typical clients include game studios, middleware companies, post-production houses and freelance professionals.

R&D Audio Programmer

As part of our R&D team, you will design systems that will be used by major game studios across their titles. You will also work on our own products such as GameSynth, DataSpace and their successors.

Basic skills required:

  • Good level in C++ or C#
  • Excellent knowledge of audio DSP algorithms (especially sound synthesis and analysis)
  • Good organizational skills, resourceful and autonomous
  • Working proficiency in French, English or Japanese

Not required, but experience or knowledge in one or two of these could be interesting:

  • VST / AU plug-in development
  • Mac OS development
  • Current game audio tools or sound engines
  • Machine learning / neural networks
  • Game console programming (Xbox One, PS4 etc…)
  • Mobile platform programming (iOS, Android)
  • Development with game middleware such as Unity or Unreal


  • Salary and title based on skills and experience
  • Annual bonus based on employee and company performance
  • Health insurance and retirement plan
  • 5-day working week, with 8-hour work per day (flexible schedule with core hours)
  • National holidays and 2 weeks of paid holiday (increases with time in company)
  • Commute paid by company
  • If you are not currently in Japan: relocation help and sponsoring of your visa.

This position is based in Japan. We are located in the center of Niigata city (8- minute walk from the main train station). Niigata is famous for its awesome food and is less than 2 hours away from Tokyo in Shinkansen (this position may include one-day trips to Tokyo to visit clients).

How to Apply

Please send your resume to