What does it take to be an Insomniac? A true passion for game development, especially for the types of games we create. The ability to thrive in the rapid pace of an exciting studio. The imagination to deliver amazing player experiences. Sound like you? We can’t wait to hear from you!
Insomniac Games has studios in Burbank, CA and in Durham, NC with talented developers all over the country. Insomniac embraces a flexible work environment, and we will consider remote work arrangements for most openings across the US*. Positions that require in-studio only work are in the specific job posting.
PLEASE NOTE: Insomniac Games will only reach out to candidates via an @insomniacgames.com domain, and we will/would NEVER ask a candidate for personal information, money to purchase technology, or for banking information. If you feel that you have been contacted by someone posing as an Insomniac, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can confirm your contact/emails. We would never want anyone to be taken advantage of, and hope that by sharing this information we can help our talented community of developers avoid being taken in by scams. Thank you.
*Our recruitment team is happy to confirm whether or not a state is eligible for remote work before scheduling an interview.
Our games promote positive messages. We tell stories about good overcoming evil. We focus on positive themes like friendship, self-sacrifice and fighting for the greater good. And we walk the walk ourselves through our inclusive workplace culture and industry leadership.
Our studio is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment with locations in Burbank, Calif. and Durham, N.C. We’ve earned 20 local, regional, state and national awards for our workplace culture and offer top-tier benefits and amenities including comprehensive healthcare coverage, 401 (k) matching and generous paid-time-off (PTO).
A recruiter/HR person, claiming to be from Insomniac reached out to me, and asked me to download an app to apply. Is this real or a scam?
Any communication coming from Insomniac Games will come from the @insomniacgames.com domain. Any other domain is not from Insomniac. Additionally, our recruiting team corresponds with all candidates via email and all interviews are conducted currently via Zoom; never through text, or any other app. Should you receive a suspicious email- please reach out via this form and we can verify if we indeed sent the email.
What If I don’t see a job that fits my skill set? How often do you update your jobs?
Please keep an eye on our website for the role that does fit your skill set. We are always posting new opportunities, and look forward to hearing from you.
When will I hear from you about my application?
We review all submissions within 72 hours and reach out to qualified candidates within 7-10 days.
Do you offer internships?
Yes, we do! We post our internships in the fall for the upcoming spring/summer. Our interns are active participants in the creation of our games, and we look forward to this program each year. To be eligible, one could be an individual with limited experience 6-12 months in a chosen field, be a student (undergrad and grad), or a recent graduate (within 12 months of graduation). We view our internships as a fantastic way to launch into the creative games space.
How do I get into the video game industry?
While we cannot advise you on which school to attend or the classes to take, we do encourage you to go to school. Most of our artists have BFA’s and our programmers have computer science or engineering degrees. Your school’s academic advisers can suggest specific programs. While in college or a specialized game school, try to get an internship to gain on-the-job experience.
What should be on my demo reel or online portfolio?
We recommend only putting your best work on your demo reel or online portfolio. A concise reel is always appreciated – we will ask to see more work if we need to.
Does Insomniac offer remote work?
Yes- we do! We learned through the pandemic that great things can still happen – even when developers are not in the same office! We do require that you are eligible to work in the United States, live in the US, and are located in a state that Insomniac can support remote workers. If you have questions on this, as with any other question – please reach out via this form and we can clarify.