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BY2K
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(10-21-2014, 06:02 PM)
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Up: The job listing is gone, so either Nintendo found someone or they just took it down.

https://nintendo.taleo.net/careersec...&src=SNS-10380

Description of Duties

Nintendo Technology Development is looking for a lead graphics architect in the system-on-chip architecture group in Redmond, WA. The group is responsible for the architecture of Nintendo’s game console SoCs. The graphics architect plays a key role in determining the SoC architecture. The job responsibilities are:
Evaluate HW graphics (GPU) offerings from SoC solutions available in the market based on performance, power, and silicon area.
Evaluate the performance of the SoC solutions for both proprietary and standard graphics APIs.
Determine workloads and simulation models for both performance and power characteristics of GPUs.
Keep track of GPU architectural improvements in the industry and devise strategies to incorporate them for future Nintendo gaming platforms.
Act as the graphics architectural evangelist working with global Nintendo teams for future and on-going programs.
Work with external SoC vendors as the Nintendo focal point for graphics GPU architecture.
Should be prepared to work through architecture, design, validation, and bring-up stages of SoC design in cooperation with internal and external teams.

Summary of Requirements
The ideal candidate will have had experience working directly in a GPU architecture and design team with significant responsibilities.
Low power and SoC design experience would be a plus.
The candidate is expected to have good architectural insights and the ability to apply that for setting future graphics direction for Nintendo.
A bachelors degree (graduate degree preferred) in computer science/engineering or electrical engineering.
5+ years of lead or architectural role experience are required.

Last edited by BY2K; 05-24-2015 at 04:19 PM.
Pitmonkey
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(10-21-2014, 06:04 PM)
Chuck
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(10-21-2014, 06:05 PM)
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(10-21-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Nintendo: new trademark applications in Europe (Virtual Boy, Polarium)
Is it too early to hype?
Alienous
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(10-21-2014, 06:05 PM)
Good. Glad to see Nintendo moving.
Madao
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(10-21-2014, 06:06 PM)
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the "low power" part has me worried already.
Mihael Mello Keehl
(10-21-2014, 06:06 PM)
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The ideal candidate will have had experience working directly in a GPU architecture and design team with significant responsibilities.
Low power and SoC design experience would be a plus.

This will make people cry lol
Muchi Muchi Pink
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(10-21-2014, 06:06 PM)
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20 pages of how this means new console in 2016, while the truth is that they will always look for staff and work on next gen systems.
Darkologia
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(10-21-2014, 06:06 PM)
New-Wii U 4k
-Horizon-
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Originally Posted by Chuck

Was actually expecting this as the first post lol.
RagnarokX
(10-21-2014, 06:06 PM)
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That's supposed to read "Nintendo looking for Graphite Lead Engineer"

Nintendo is making pencils
Zalman
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(10-21-2014, 06:06 PM)
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Before people start going crazy, remember consoles are planned many years in advance.
jay9e
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(10-21-2014, 06:06 PM)
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Wii Ui
Nirolak
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(10-21-2014, 06:06 PM)
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I'm pretty surprised they're actually hiring this position out of the US.
Mpl90
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madao

the "low power" part has me worried already.

What if it's referring to the next gen handheld? :P
Berordn
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by RagnarokX

Nintendo is making pencils

not the non-wearable we want, but the non-wearable we deserve
Josh7289
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madao

the "low power" part has me worried already.

Not me. I really prefer low power. For portables it extends battery life, and for home consoles it keeps them running cool and quiet.

Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm pretty surprised they're actually hiring this position out of the US.

It does make some sense if they intend to work with AMD or Nvidia or some other American company.
Volotaire
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm pretty surprised they're actually hiring this position out of the US.

Same, unless they have previously had help from NOA on the design of the system.
Asd202
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm pretty surprised they're actually hiring this position out of the US.

Yeah that's the biggest news here IMO.
Weemanply109
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Oh my. It's coming!
lyrick
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Someone call Julian Eggebrecht.
MaximumSpider
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chuck

LOL
The Technomancer
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alienous

Good. Glad to see Nintendo moving.

I mean, they have to be thinking about the 3DS successor (or the 3DS/WiiU successor) now if they're planning to launch before 2018
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(10-21-2014, 06:07 PM)
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Nintendo making another console?

Wow gosh golly gee whiz who'da thunk no way that's crazy.
Muchi Muchi Pink
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(10-21-2014, 06:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm pretty surprised they're actually hiring this position out of the US.

Right, this is the only news-worthy part here imo.
friskykillface
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(10-21-2014, 06:08 PM)
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Super Wii U

Boom. I did predict in 2016 that a new Nintendo system will be announced, after Zelda Wii u , that's the last Nintendo title for Wii u imo
Remakes x remasters will hold us til the new Nintendo system
Kouriozan
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(10-21-2014, 06:08 PM)
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They'll probably start talking about 3DS's successor in 2015, even if it's tidbits.
wiibomb
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(10-21-2014, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zalman

Before people start going crazy, remember consoles are planned many years in advance.

I was going to say this..

but to ad more, this person could potentially affect the performance of the company for a whole generation, it's a quite important job
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(10-21-2014, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm pretty surprised they're actually hiring this position out of the US.

Wait, outside of US? NTD is in Redmon, how outside of US?
evilromero
(10-21-2014, 06:09 PM)
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I'd like to see to see a Wii U refresh in 2016 honestly. Give it a good power boost.
cw_sasuke
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(10-21-2014, 06:09 PM)
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Great, after the 3DS failure they better get as much as possible know-how from some western Engineers and people outside of Nintendo as well and get/design a cheap/powerful SoC for their next systems.

Doubt Nintendos next home console and handheld will cost more than 149/199$ at launch.
-Horizon-
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Originally Posted by RagnarokX

That's supposed to read "Nintendo looking for Graphite Lead Engineer"

Nintendo is making pencils

3rd party lead makers can't succeed on the new Nintendo pencil. Pachter says Nintendo should've made Microsoft surface pens instead.
SalvaPot
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(10-21-2014, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Act as the graphics architectural evangelist working with global Nintendo teams for future and on-going programs.

Nintendo looking for Videogame Jesus confirmed.

Originally Posted by Madao

the "low power" part has me worried already.

Why? So the Wii Them 3 can keep you up at night with the sound of its cooling system? Low power consumption is a huge sell for me, hell, the Wii U consumes less than the Wii.
Donos
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(10-21-2014, 06:10 PM)
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Behold... The WIII
Zalman
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm pretty surprised they're actually hiring this position out of the US.

This is actually the big news here. Nintendo needs to become a more global company. They are very Japan-focused right now.
Muchi Muchi Pink
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(10-21-2014, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

Wait, outside of US? NTD is in Redmon, how outside of US?

What he meant, he is surprised that they're hiring in america not japan.
Alienous
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(10-21-2014, 06:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Mpl90

Wait, outside of US? NTD is in Redmon, how outside of US?

Out of.
LegendofLex
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(10-21-2014, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madao

the "low power" part has me worried already.

It has me relieved. Since I bought my PS3 my power bill has almost doubled, and hasn't gone down to my previous baseline even after I stopped running the AC (summer is over now).
Cosmo Clock 21
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(10-21-2014, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

Wait, outside of US? NTD is in Redmon, how outside of US?

"Out" meaning the job requisition is coming from the US.
English is one hell of a drug
B1G_A1AN
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(10-21-2014, 06:12 PM)
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The SwiiU is coming !
wsippel
(10-21-2014, 06:12 PM)
Tat Iwamoto left Nintendo to join Apple a few months ago so I assume Nintendo is looking for a replacement.


Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm pretty surprised they're actually hiring this position out of the US.

Not really. NTD in Redmond did the chipsets for all Nintendo consoles since the N64. Only the handhelds are (or were) designed in Japan.
Last edited by wsippel; 10-21-2014 at 06:17 PM.
Vanillalite
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(10-21-2014, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

What if it's referring to the next gen handheld? :P

Yep! My mind immediately went HANDHELD!
rambis
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(10-21-2014, 06:12 PM)

Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm pretty surprised they're actually hiring this position out of the US.

I was gonna say that its suprising that they would hire anyone outside of the company.
alexandros
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(10-21-2014, 06:12 PM)
Ooh, cool!
TheMoon
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Going third party, leaving hardware business confirmed guys! Woo!
Ambitious
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Originally Posted by evilromero

I'd like to see to see a Wii U refresh in 2016 honestly. Give it a good power boost.

"The New Wii U"
Mpl90
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(10-21-2014, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Muchi Muchi Pink

What he meant, he is surprised that they're hiring in america not japan.

Originally Posted by Alienous

Out of.

Ok, got it, I must have misread that part.

Thanks!

In that sense, though, there's also N.E.R.D. , which should be still expanding.
Cow Goes Moo
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(10-21-2014, 06:13 PM)
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The GP...U!
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Originally Posted by SalvaPot

the Wii Them 3 .

:lol
Alienous
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(10-21-2014, 06:13 PM)
Apparently Cerny got attached to PS4 development in 2008, so I guess this isn't as surprising as it might seem?

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