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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.

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This role can be based in London or Liverpool (Hybrid)


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced software engineer with a strong background in Python and Node.js to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience working with video and audio. Experience in machine learning frameworks is desirable but not essential. Familiarity with containerization technology like Docker will significantly contribute to our projects. This role could be fully remote (with occasional in-person meet-ups) or based out of our London or Liverpool offices.


About the Team:

The PlayStation Studios SHIP team develops, maintains and supports a web portal encompassing a variety of web applications and other tools to meet the needs of first-party game development studios and many other internal groups. These include custom deployments of standard applications such as git repos and Jira bug trackers as well as in-house technology to support tasks such as art reviews and user experience testing. The team is mostly based in the USA with a small UK presence.


Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and implement software solutions to analyse video, audio, and other input streams
  • Create efficient algorithms for processing and interpreting log data
  • Leverage machine learning technologies to interpret complex data from various sources.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, design system architecture, and integrate new features.
  • Apply expertise in Python and Node.js to integrate with RESTful APIs.
  • Ensure the reliability and performance of all tools and applications by implementing best practices for testing, including unit, integration, and acceptance tests.
  • Use Docker and other containerisation technologies for consistent development, testing, and deployment environments.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in software development with a focus on Python and Node.js.
  • Experience with Docker and a solid understanding of containerization principles.
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum processes and project management tools such as Jira.
  • Comfortable working with teams in other time zones.
  • Advanced proficiency with Linux

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with multi-media processing and analysis.
  • Strong understanding and practical experience with machine learning frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch).
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work on complex issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with key stakeholders from different backgrounds and disciplines.
  • Leadership skills with a track record of leading projects to successful completion.
  • Experience in developing tools and workflows that enhance the productivity of technical teams.
  • Proficient with SQL database design, implementation and optimisation.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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