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Director of Software and Streaming R&D

Aliso Viejo, CA

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Future Technology Group (FTG) provides, develops and researches technology to power existing and future PlayStation gaming experiences. It is responsible for Cloud Gaming, the PlayStation® features RemotePlay, SharePlay, Share Screen as well as the development of technology for AI, game controllers, VR headsets and headsets. 

FTG’s Game Platform R&D is responsible for the research and development of technology for Cloud Gaming and Game Consoles across domains which include our Data Centers, Servers, Streaming, Rendering, Video Encoding, AI and Networking.

The team is looking for a strong Director of Software and Streaming R&D to lead an innovative team of software engineers specialized in server software, driver and streaming software development. The ideal candidate will be someone who leads and strengthens the team into pushing the boundaries of technology!

Responsibilities:

  • Drive the vision, research, and development for Cloud Gaming and Streaming technology.
  • Build and forge strong relationships with technology and development partnerships inside and outside of Sony Interactive Entertainment to drive innovation towards our next-generation technology.
  • Work with leadership across the organization to remove blockers, improve the overall development process, and drive cross team initiatives towards a common goal 
  • Manage, lead and grow an innovative engineering team of hardware engineers.
  • Provide regular status updates to upper management.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience leading and managing highly-technical teams that design, solve, monitor, analyze trends and optimize software programs related to embedded devices, systems, infrastructure, networking, and hardware related activities. 
  • Expertise in guiding the development of software and firmware source code in C/C++, Rust, and other languages and common communication interfaces
  • Leadership experience in development of distributed systems and cloud architecture.
  • Expertise in Agile/Scrum methodologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to articulate technical information in a clear and concise manner at all levels from executive staff to engineers to form strong partnerships across the org.
  • Strong cross-team collaboration and interpersonal skills with a variety of roles including engineering, product management, and support.
  • Self-starter, with strong ability to operate in an unstructured environment.

Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or 10+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Working experience in C/C++/Rust.
  • Experience in Linux application and server software development.
  • Recent experience with game engine architecture and technologies.
  • Experience developing network client / server technology across home internet and cellular (5G).
  • Understanding of real-time video streaming technology e.g. WebTransport or WebRTC.
  • Experience with development, deployment and maintenance of large-scale distributed systems and services at scale.
  • Experience building and troubleshooting high-performance systems, resilient to significant load.
  • Experience growing impactful engineering teams
  • Experience as a technical leader in an organization. This includes coaching and mentoring, working through complex problems, and working with business partners
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization, be self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments
  • Experience with Japanese language and culture is a plus.

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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
is eligible for 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. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$200,600$301,000 USD

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