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The Future Technology Group (FTG) is looking for a Senior Software Engineering Manager, Solutions Architecture to lead a small team of Architects and Staff Engineers to develop robust technical solutions to build the future of gaming. This leader and their team will be responsible for providing solution architecture support for the Future Technology Group. Additionally, this individual will work with other leaders in PlayStation to champion changes to improve developer productivity and efficiency. This leader needs to have a strong understanding of current and future technology trends in the software industry.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead, coach, mentor and inspire a dedicated team of technical leads to architect robust software solutions.

  • As needed, develop proof of concept software to demonstrate value of various solutions.

  • Own and drive end-to-end delivery of multiple large cross-regional, cross-functional initiatives with multi-level dependencies.

  • Participate in implementation and design of system architectures.

  • Define strategy and vision for Product Architecture team.

  • Work with leads of different departments to remove blockers, improve the overall software development process, and drive cross team initiatives.

  • Provide career development and mentorship for backend engineering team members.

  • Able to have in-depth discussions with individual contributors on deeply technical topics.

  • Provide regular status updates to upper management.

  • Act as point of contact for external SIE organizations or teams.

  • Works with project managers to define technical roadmaps and programs.

  • Stays up to date on the latest trends in software development.

 

Requirements

  • BS, MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • 12+ years of relevant hands-on development experience

  • 7+ years managing teams and/or projects

 

Skills & Knowledge

  • Expert knowledge of a modern programming language (Java, Python, etc)

  • Expert knowledge of various NoSQL and relational datastores

  • Expert knowledge on building highly resilient distributed systems which can handle significant load

  • Familiar with On Premise and Public Cloud architectures

  • Knowledge of project management tools: JIRA, Confluence, etc.

  • Solid understanding of Agile development processes

Additional Attributes

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong communication and documentation skills

  • Enjoys giving technical presentations

 

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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.
$190,700$286,100 USD

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