Tools Designer

Tools Designer

Why Naughty Dog?

For nearly 40 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. We’ve been busy at the Kennel, most recently releasing The Last of Us Part I, a complete and faithful remake of the original game, rebuilt from the ground up and fully optimized for the PlayStation 5 and currently in development for PC. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you’ll be continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences.

Naughty Dog games have long been lauded for their evocative, character-driven stories and attention to detail. We are committed to innovation within our games and as such have curated some of the top creative and technically innovative minds in the industry. We welcome a diverse group of candidates and believe that a broad range of cultural and life experiences contribute to the overall well-being and success of the studio and the titles we craft together.

Naughty Dog is looking for a Tools Designer to craft interfaces and empower artists to push the possibilities in content creation! This may mean creating new UI that changes the way we interact with the worlds we create, designing workflows that help elevate the stories our artists build, or improving the functionality and look of existing tools – join our team in crafting tools as evocative as our games! 


  • Design and build user interfaces for multiple disciplines throughout our production pipeline 
  • Coordinate closely with artists, designers and back-end programmers to both create new, and evolve current workflows and tools 
  • Architect and promote a shared visual language. 
  • Create widgets and write low-level libraries that can be shared 
  • Ensuring interfaces are user-friendly, effective and well documented  
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed  

Requirement & Skills: 

  • Passion for building interactive and cheerful user experiences  
  • Proven experience with Python, PyQT/PySide  
  • Understanding of good UX / UI Design and core principles of design systems and UI kit creation  
  • Proficiency in prototyping tools such as Adobe XD or Figma 
  • Experience creating productivity software with an understanding of usability and architectural patterns ( e.g. MVVM )  

Bonus Skills:

  • Knowledge of 3d software such as Maya and Houdini 
  • Experience in C++ or C# 
  • Familiarity with content creation and game development workflows 

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates should expect to be given a technical interview and may be asked to complete an art test.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees, and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.  


At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role may be eligible for bonus and SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. 

Please note depending on employment type these benefits may vary.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$88,200$132,400 USD