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We’ve developed some of the most critically acclaimed and top-selling video games on PlayStation platforms!

We’ve developed some of the most critically acclaimed and top-selling video games on PlayStation platforms!

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You’ll definitely know you’re at the Naughty Dog studio when you arrive!
Whether you’re looking to keep active, ride a wave, or enjoy the best restaurants, Santa Monica has it all!
The Santa Monica Pier is a quick train or bike ride away from the studio.
Referral Program

Pay it forward!
For every hired referral, get a sweet bonus!

Yoga Meditation

Get centered, get fit!
Weekly yoga classes for studio members so you can perfect your downward dog pose.

Parking Reimbursement

Whether you drive or bike, get covered!

Stocked Kitchen

Snack, sip, and chill with the Dogs!

That's what we love doing here is getting together with other really smart people and breaking new ground into the industry.

- Christian Gyrling, Vice President
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Animation
From the drama of Joel and Ellie’s cinematics to Nathan Drake’s death-defying acrobatics, animators make every Naughty Dog character and scene gratifying and real. Join a team of skilled animators and make your career frame-perfect!
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Art
From lush, pixel-perfect environments to living, breathing characters, make every game come to life and join our art team. You’ll be a part of a passionate, talented group of artists whose imagination and inspiration never stop. If you’ve got an eye for art, apply now!
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Audio
Sounds like you’re ready to bring your talents to the award-winning sound and dialogue teams and breathe life into every game! As part of the Naughty Dog Audio team, you’ll join a passionate team of audiophiles who make the games sound immaculate, from the crunching of leaves beneath a character’s foot to every single line in the script.
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Game Design
Game Design one of the major pillars of…well…making a game! From scripting to level design, Naughty Dog designers are creative storytellers who craft unforgettable, thrilling experiences. If you’re ready to take your game design career to the next level, apply now!
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IT / DevOps
IT at Naughty Dog isn’t just hardware and software. You’re a part of ensuring that every game developer has the technology and support to be its very best! If you’re passionate about tech and games, apply now!
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Lighting & Visual Effects
Lighting and VFX take every game to the next level, adding the dynamic details that truly impart that signature Naughty Dog realism. If you’re ready to contribute your lighting and visual effects skills with a team of passionate artists, check out some of our positions now!
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Production
Production touches every realm of game development, from supporting each department’s needs to making sure the game devs hit their goals. If you’re a detail-oriented leader with a natural curiosity for all things games, go for the gold and apply for a Production position today!
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Programming
From web to Python to AI to graphics and beyond – programmers are the problem solvers of every game studio. Bring your incredible technical talents to Naughty Dog and lead the next wave of innovation in games!
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Quality Assurance
No game is possible without a talented QA team. From debugging to dev support, you’ll use your skills and passion to leave an indelible mark on every part of every Naughty Dog game. Whether you’re a seasoned QA veteran or looking to get a better understanding of all the pieces that make a video game, you’re one step closer to joining a skilled and passionate team that make every game the best it can be.
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Technical Art
Naughty Dog has always strived to be at the cutting-edge of innovation and artistry, and the Technical Art team is the embodiment of that sentiment, living in the world between art and programming. As a Technical Artist, you'd give artists the tools to make world-class visuals and animation. If you're a problem-solver with balanced artistic and technical stats and want to spend your skill points on making incredible gaming experiences, join today!
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UI
User Interaction and Experience are the universal language that make every game navigable and readable. If you’re passionate about UI/UX, apply now for your opportunity to make an impact in the next Naughty Dog game and have your work interfaced with and enjoyed by millions of players globally!
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NAUGHTY DOG
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Collaborate with an incredible team of developers to learn, innovate, and continue to raise the bar.
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Be a part of an award-winning studio with over 35 years of experience.
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Create visually stunning environments and set pieces that immerse players in the world we create around them.
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Get to know other developers from across the studio at a wide variety of team-building events!
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Join a team that bring our world-class games to life!
401K

Set up your future and retirement with SIE’s company-matched
401K plan

Paid Time Off

Whether it’s a staycation or traveling to uncharted locales, make
the most of our generous PTO plan

Health Insurance

Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans ensure you’re
always feeling your best

Fitness Reimbursement

Stay fit and save! Get your exercise classes and equipment
reimbursed.

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