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Senior Software Engineer - PlayStation Social
Location: San Francisco, CA (SoMa)
The Senior Software Engineer will design and develop cloud-based network software services for the PlayStation® and other applications/devices. S/he will provide strong technical leadership in cloud based software development and scalable API designs. This team is responsible for multiple internal and external features, such as PlayStation Communities, which allows users to connect based on common interests.
To learn more about how our engineers came together to innovate and develop Communities on PlayStation, check out our Development Diary: Building Communities on PS4
What we are looking for:
- You will execute full life-cycle software development and write scalable, well documented, and maintainable code
- You will own features end-to-end including architecture, technology selection, operational feasibility, scalability, cost efficiency, testability, and monitoring capability
- You will work with limited supervision under tight time and resource constraints while responding to rapidly evolving requirement
What you need:
- BS/MS in Computer Science or related technical field
- 5+ years of solid programming experience in Java (or other modern OOP languages) and developing high trafficked web services
- Strong NoSQL experience and knowledge. Production experience with Cassandra and Couchbase is a big plus
- Experience in building and deploying cloud based services, preferably in AWS
- Experience with Kafka and Spark is a plus
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