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SQUARE ENIX LONDON

  • Why us?
  • Location
  • Environment
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Social
  • Why us?

    Come and be part of our lively team in the UK capital, creating some of the best-loved stories, characters and universes in the world of digital entertainment.

    What’s it like to be at the heart of all this? You’ll find a healthy balance of fun and focus, relaxation and professionalism. We pride ourselves on inspiring our people to grow, contribute and thrive in a friendly environment that supports creativity and collaboration.

  • Location

    In London’s cultural district

    Our office is at Bankside in Southwark, London SE1. This cultural hub is vibrant and pedestrian friendly, so you can stroll along the tree-lined Southbank (to see the London Eye and Tate Modern), discover theatres, pubs, fairs and arts venues, as well as the smells and sounds of Flat Iron Square and Borough Market. Several mainline railway and tube stations are nearby.

  • Environment

    A light and elevated environment

    We have fantastic 360-degree panoramic views over London through our floor-to-ceiling windows, which make us feel on top of the world. A mixture of fixed- and flexi-workspaces are available across the office, with people free to roam about, sharing ideas and catching up in booths and meeting rooms.

  • Work-Life Balance

    Hours that reflect real life

    At Square Enix, we like happy employees and that means striking a balance between work and home life. We trust people to get their jobs done and work with their managers to be productive and manage priorities. Many of us work with our colleagues in Japan and North America and so we encourage sensible time-management to support this. While some work in set shifts, anyone can request temporary modifications to help with the unexpected things life throws up.

  • Social

    From pub quizzes to tennis

    You can tell by our welcome area that we’re a friendly and sociable bunch. You’ll find a lunch zone, coffee bar, meeting area and bar fridges stocked with wines, beers and soft drinks for our regular office socials. Colleagues in the London office enjoy all sorts of activities, from tabletop gaming to football, running, mindfulness sessions and Japanese lessons. If you have an interest or passion, you can sure that someone else will share it too.

Rewards

Your contribution to Square Enix will be greatly valued. In return, you are promised a competitive reward package and flexible perks – from free digital copies of our games to discounted gym memberships and access to an online mindfulness tool.

  • Core Benefits
  • Wellbeing
  • Lifestyle
  • Salary & Bonus
    We benchmark our roles in the London market to make sure we’re paying a good wage which reflects your experience. Our annual salary review process keeps us abreast of industry trends and employee development. You’ll have the added impetus of a generous (non-contractual) bonus scheme that pays out based on company/department performance and your personal contribution.
    Holidays
    We benchmark our roles in the London market to make sure we’re paying a good wage which reflects your experience. Our annual salary review process keeps us abreast of industry trends and employee development. You’ll have the added impetus of a generous (non-contractual) bonus scheme that pays out based on company/department performance and your personal contribution.
    Pension
    We benchmark our roles in the London market to make sure we’re paying a good wage which reflects your experience. Our annual salary review process keeps us abreast of industry trends and employee development. You’ll have the added impetus of a generous (non-contractual) bonus scheme that pays out based on company/department performance and your personal contribution.
    Insurances
    We benchmark our roles in the London market to make sure we’re paying a good wage which reflects your experience. Our annual salary review process keeps us abreast of industry trends and employee development. You’ll have the added impetus of a generous (non-contractual) bonus scheme that pays out based on company/department performance and your personal contribution.
    We benchmark our roles in the London market to make sure we’re paying a good wage which reflects your experience. Our annual salary review process keeps us abreast of industry trends and employee development. You’ll have the added impetus of a generous (non-contractual) bonus scheme that pays out based on company/department performance and your personal contribution.
  • Medical Cover, Dental Cover, Critical Illness
    You will get complimentary (opt-in) cover, with the opportunity to enhance your cover levels and add your partner and children (via payroll deduction).
    Gym memberships
    You will get complimentary (opt-in) cover, with the opportunity to enhance your cover levels and add your partner and children (via payroll deduction).
    Eye Test / Flu Jabs
    You will get complimentary (opt-in) cover, with the opportunity to enhance your cover levels and add your partner and children (via payroll deduction).
    Mental Health and Mindfulness
    You will get complimentary (opt-in) cover, with the opportunity to enhance your cover levels and add your partner and children (via payroll deduction).
    You will get complimentary (opt-in) cover, with the opportunity to enhance your cover levels and add your partner and children (via payroll deduction).
  • Travel
    The cost of travelling to work can mount up and so we support in various ways. The Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loan will help spread the cost of your commute. Our office has shower facilities (including towels) and bike racks. We also have relationships with Hamptons Estate Agents and London Shared, who can help you with a fee-free property finding service.
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    The cost of travelling to work can mount up and so we support in various ways. The Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loan will help spread the cost of your commute. Our office has shower facilities (including towels) and bike racks. We also have relationships with Hamptons Estate Agents and London Shared, who can help you with a fee-free property finding service.
    Perkbox
    The cost of travelling to work can mount up and so we support in various ways. The Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loan will help spread the cost of your commute. Our office has shower facilities (including towels) and bike racks. We also have relationships with Hamptons Estate Agents and London Shared, who can help you with a fee-free property finding service.
    The cost of travelling to work can mount up and so we support in various ways. The Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loan will help spread the cost of your commute. Our office has shower facilities (including towels) and bike racks. We also have relationships with Hamptons Estate Agents and London Shared, who can help you with a fee-free property finding service.

ROLE APPLICATION FAQs

  • What is your approach to hiring?
    We value diversity, passion, skills and creativity at Square Enix. Recruitment is very much a two-way process: matching talent with business needs. We want you to feel inspired and excited by the prospect of shared success - and we keep the process flowing with regular updates throughout.
  • What happens after I apply?
    Your CV and covering letter will be reviewed by our HR team and hiring manager and we then draw up a shortlist of interesting candidates to invite to interview. Typically, this has two stages:
    1. Initial interview to understand your experience and skills. This will be with the hiring manager and may be by telephone or zoom.
    2. Follow-up interview for a deeper dive into your experience and how this is relevant to the job. We will ask questions to see if you’re a good fit for the role and team. This is also a chance for you to meet some of your colleagues and the head of department. You may also meet a member of the HR team for a ‘cultural fit’ interview as part of a second or third round.

    If the role has specific knowledge or technical skill requirements, you may be invited to undertake some testing too. We appreciate that this will take some time, but hope you find it a valuable chance to learn more about the type of work you might be expected to complete.
  • Will I get feedback?
    Yes. If you come in for an interview, Square Enix will be happy to give you feedback. This is a niche industry, so if this isn't the right role for you now, you may still be a good fit in the future. We like to keep in touch with talent, as you never know when our paths may cross again.
  • How has Covid-19 affected the hiring process?
    Square Enix is committed to ensuring the safety of employees and candidates as we navigate the new challenges presented by the pandemic. We regularly review government guidelines and have opted for a 100% online screening process for all hiring activity, with interviews taking place over zoom at a mutually convenient time. New employees are also onboarded remotely, where possible.
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Our locations around the world

  • Our Offices
  • Our Studios
    • Los Angeles
    • London
    • Paris
    • Hamburg
    • Tokyo / Osaka
    • SQUARE ENIX AMERICA

      999 N. Pacific Coast Highway, 3rd Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245

      Uniting your nostalgic childhood with the latest innovation, Square Enix is a leading developer and publisher of top-quality interactive entertainment, including some of the most recognizable brands in gaming from FINAL FANTASY®, DRAGON QUEST® and TOMB RAIDER® to the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.

      Located in sunny Southern California, our LA office is the North American publishing arm for our global studios and employs teams across brand management, finance, content marketing, PR, consumer insights, business affairs, QA testing and more.

      At Square Enix Los Angeles, we aspire to inspire and invest in great talent. This is our quest. We’re focused on creating exciting ways to develop talent, from learning pathways to succession planning.

      If you are imaginative, collaborative, competitive and want to join a culture that promotes work-life harmony, inclusivity, and passion, we want to hear from you.

      Ready to make your Fantasy a Reality? Your new career starts here.

      Square Enix, Inc. office develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™.

      999 N. Pacific Coast Highway, 3rd Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245
    • SQUARE ENIX LONDON

      240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW, UK

      Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world.

      From our London Office, the European Corporate HQ for Square Enix, we support the business across a wide range of roles including; game development, QA testing, game localisation, manufacturing, export and distribution, mobile game development, community, performance marketing, PR, finance, analytics and legal and probably a few others too.

      If you’re driven, passionate, forward-thinking and full of energy, we want to hear from you.

      240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW, UK
    • Square Enix France

      164 Rue Victor Hugo, 92300 Levallois-Perret, France

      Square Enix France was born from the acquisition of the French office of Eidos Interactive.

      Our new office lies in the peaceful town of Levallois-Perret, bordering Paris and well served by public transport. It’s a contemporary environment with a gym for employees to keep fit and well.

      The team is loyal and stable, with many long-standing members, including some of more than 20 years. Our long-term employees and younger recruits provide a great balance of experience and fresh vision. Together, we share the same commitment to our industry and our games.

      Square Enix France has been managed for years by Florent Moreau, who is passionate about the industry to which he has dedicated his entire professional career. He has morphed from video game creator to studio manager, marketing and sales director, finally taking control of Square Enix for France and Benelux. Our small, tightknit team of 14 people work in harmony with mutual respect.

      164 Rue Victor Hugo, 92300 Levallois-Perret, France
    • Square Enix Germany

      Domstraße 17, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

      At Square Enix Hamburg, our enthusiastic teams are committed to powering our portfolio in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and beyond.

      Located in the heart of the beautiful City of Hamburg, in northern Germany, we have a huge range of roles. Bring your skills and energy to Marketing, PR, Community, Sales, Operations or Finance.

      Our portfolio includes the latest epic installment of our Final Fantasy series, MMO Final Fantasy XIV, for which we take care of additional marketing activities for Spain and Italy.

      Domstraße 17, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
    • Square Enix Japan

      SHINJUKU EASTSIDE SQUARE 6-27-30 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8430, Japan

      We have two main offices in Japan, Tokyo (HQ) and Osaka. From our offices, Square Enix Japan develops, publishes, distributes and licenses high-quality entertainment content including games for console, PC, mobile, web-browser, and amusement facilities around the world. The company is also engaged in comic publishing and merchandising businesses.

      We are looking for people who want to go on an exciting adventure with us at Square Enix Japan.

      SHINJUKU EASTSIDE SQUARE 6-27-30 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8430, Japan
    • Redwood City
    • Montreal
    • Shanghai
    • Crystal Dynamics

      1400A Seaport Blvd, Suite 300, Redwood City, CA 94063

      At Crystal, we craft games that make an impact, from legacy hits like Gex and Legacy of Kain, to globally recognized pop-culture mainstays like Tomb Raider and Marvel’s Avengers. Crystal is a studio that will teach you, encourage you, and challenge you to be your very best. We want our people to succeed and we achieve this by focusing on teamwork, which is especially important in our post-COVID environment. Have an idea? Go ahead and share! Want to learn something new? Let’s do it. With twenty-five years of history and over thirty games later we know what we want: top talent who are dedicated to making amazing games together.

      At Crystal Dynamics, we don’t just make games, we build legends.

      1400A Seaport Blvd, Suite 300, Redwood City, CA 94063
    • EIDOS-MONTRÉAL 400 de Maisonneuve West, 6th floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3A 1L4

      Eidos-Montréal is an award-winning studio that is focused on creating immersive and captivating experiences, crafting emotions throughout each journey.

      For the last decade, the development teams at Eidos-Montréal have orchestrated the successful reboot of the DEUS EX® series (Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®), released the latest entry in the THIEF® franchise, and have also played a key role in the reboot and development of the award-winning TOMB RAIDER® franchise including leading the development of the latest entry in the series, Shadow of The Tomb Raider.

      To ensure its creative vision can be realized in-game, the Eidos-Montréal has developed its own cutting-edge technology, the Dawn Engine®. The studio is also working to build a strong repertoire of expertise within the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, online integrations, and analytics in order to help provide the best possible tools to its development teams.

      With Closely-knit teams, remodeled facilities that meet the latest standards of comfort, ergonomics, and efficiency, along with enthusiastic colleagues and managers that work in a vibrant and respectful atmosphere, Eidos-Montréal intends to foster, encourage, and invest in the professional growth of its employees.

      We look forward to hearing from you!

      SQUARE ENIX MONTRÉAL 2001 Mc Gill College, Suite 1600, Montréal, QC H3A 1G1

      Established in 2011, Square Enix Montréal is an award-winning mobile games studio focused on delivering innovative, creative and carefully crafted entertainment to a global audience on smartphones and tablets.

      Creators of the critically acclaimed Hitman Sniper and the award-winning Hitman GO, Lara Croft GO and Deus Ex GO titles, our team of passionate experts with various backgrounds in the digital entertainment industry, all strive to make enjoyable and high-quality gaming experiences that showcase our passion for mobile games and mobile gamers.

      Our ambition is to make our games accessible to even more players on mobile. To that end, while we continue to deliver outstanding and exciting games based on existing IPs, we are now developing new and original freemium mobile game experiences, therefore opening a variety of positions for talent within our studio.

      At Square Enix Montréal, we pride ourselves on offering a creatively nurturing, inspiring and progressive work environment, with a genuine focus on talent development and career evolution. So, if you love mobile games as much as we do and want to further your career alongside like-minded creators, we would like to hear from you.

    • EIDOS SHANGHAI

      'Bridge 8', Rm 9201, #25 Jian Guo Zhong Road, Shanghai 200025 China

      Eidos Shanghai is part of Square Enix Europe. Eidos Shanghai provides the entire Square Enix Group with flexible and efficient access to outsourcing, thereby increasing production capacity and focusing internal resources on creative development. We also seek opportunities for the Eidos portfolio to reach the China market. Eidos in China aims to contribute by:

      Building strong relationships with partners in Asia towards growth of future platforms for gaming.

      Growing with China; seizing the opportunities presented by this rapidly expanding market, while working with teams in China to provide experience which in turn, enables the taking on of more complex tasks.

      'Bridge 8', Rm 9201, #25 Jian Guo Zhong Road, Shanghai 200025 China