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PlayStation Studios Visual Arts (PSSVA) of Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our development team. This role requires proficiency in multiple programming languages, familiarity with digital content creation tools, strong software design skills, and a dedication to writing robust and maintainable code. You will be responsible for the development and support of an array of studio tools encompassing our production pipeline, motion-capture and facial animation systems, and tools for creating 3D game content. The position requires collaboration with other engineers, our project management team, and the different artist teams being supported.

On the server side, our production pipeline is a suite of proprietary micro-services that handle asset and workflow management, artist tasking, environment management, render farm and automation coordination, push notifications, and more. On the client side, there are a variety of graphical tools for artists and technical users, some of which function as standalone interfaces while others are integrated into the content creation tools the teams use.

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience writing tools, libraries and plug-ins in the Visual Effects or Video Game industry
  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent program
  • Advanced programming knowledge in C++ and Python
  • Knowledge of the Autodesk Maya API, both python and C++
  • Knowledge of user interface design with the Qt/PyQt/Pyside toolkit
  • Proven ability to deliver high-quality software in a production environment

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with continuous integration systems, preferably Jenkins
  • Experience with a JVM language, preferably Scala
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, preferably MongoDB
  • Knowledge of debugging in Windows, Linux, and OS X
  • Knowledge of the Autodesk Motionbuilder Python API

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.

This is a flexible role that can be remote, with varying pay ranges based on geographic location. For example, if you are based out of Seattle, the estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$59$88 USD

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