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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

At Sony Interactive Entertainment, we are obsessed with providing customers a seamless experience in our platform both inside and outside the game. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

Are you passionate about innovative technology? Do you enjoy developing engineering solutions for software used by tens-of-millions of passionate technology loyalists around the world? Would you like a career opportunity that combines both your passion for games and skills as a software engineer? Then you need to come and play with us here at Sony PlayStation®!

As a Staff Software Development Engineer in the team, you will design highly scalable systems, develop distributed services, collaborate with product managers, architects, engineers, operations team members across PlayStation and build solid commerce platform solutions. We are a fast-paced environment. We encourage innovation and expect developers to take a high level of ownership throughout the software life cycle. Supporting the ongoing and continued growth of our platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide component and system level designs for large-scale commerce systems under Sony’s PlayStation Network Platform.
  • Implement interactive web-based services and commerce capabilities using industry leading technology choices.
  • Maintain ongoing operational ownership of components deployed to the production environment.
  • Become a domain expert and provide strong technical leadership
  • Develop and maintain tools using Java, Go, and other industry relevant languages.
  • Develop AWS based systems using managed services such as: AWS Lambda (Python and Java), AWS S3, AWS SQS

Required Skills and Capabilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience
  • 10+ years large scale programming and systems experience
  • Experience working with source management system platforms such as Git
  • Experience developing Microservices, REST APIs, and other database technologies using Java
  • Experience with eCommerce concepts, systems, and platforms
  • Experience with Containers (Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Experience developing applications on Unix/Linux platforms
  • Experience in full life-cycle agile software development.
  • Experience with Cloud technologies and platforms.
  • Experience in object-oriented analysis and design.
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and implementation approaches
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to build, collaborate and develop strong and positive team relationships
  • Attention to detail, organization skills, and strong work ethic
  • You possess a drive and passion for quality with the ability to inspire, excite and motivate other team members.

Your Responsibilities to the Team:

  • Experience leading engineering teams and mentoring others., have a strong desire to educate others and help people with problems
  • Lead and develop innovative techniques, design patterns and tools that take advantage of our advanced platform architectures to increase quality and performance on PlayStation® platforms
  • Promote and champion innovation within the systems team to produce creative solutions to problems
  • Develop projects frameworks that will be the foundation of future research projects.
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment/Delivery (CI/CD) concepts and practices
  • Be able to perform responsibilities with little direction or supervision

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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.
$165,300$247,900 USD

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