Nintendo has posted two new job listings for its Kyoto-based headquarters, both of which are searching for new talent to work on the user interface and menus of its gaming platforms.
While having similar responsibilities, the two jobs on offer are for a 'director/planner' and an engineer. Both roles are designed to assist the development of the built-in software on Nintendo's consoles, with the Switch's Home menu, Settings page, Profile page, Album, and News pages all specifically mentioned as examples of the type of work that will be carried out.
Nintendo says that - as this part of the system is seen and used by all customers - the on-screen interface must be "intuitive". While the director role asks for someone who is passionate about Nintendo as a company, the engineer role is open to those from any background and isn't limited to candidates who have worked on game systems in the past. Having said that, a decent chunk of relevant experience is still required.
Of course, it's possible that these roles are simply to replace staff who may have left, or even just to support the current staff with their work, but it could also hint at the beginnings of a new vision for the console's operating system. For those unhappy with the Switch's current layout, and especially those hoping for more home menu features or a smarter eShop design, this could be very good news indeed. With more staff working away at the console's more basic features, perhaps we'll soon see a bit of a revamp?
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