Product Development Production Intern

About the Employer

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

This internship is for Summer 2021.

Product Development Production Intern

San Diego, CA

Sony San Diego Studio is looking for a Product Development Production Intern, ready to contribute at the center of people and process as part of our Production team. Our ideal candidate is a servant leader committed to the growth and well-being of the team, while helping foster a culture of candor and collaboration in a growing studio.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with facilitation and schedule management of daily scrums, sprint reviews/retros, and planning.
  • Work closely with Product Owner, Scrum Team, and other Scrum Masters to help teams reach their sprint goals.
  • Participate in design, research, marketing, PR and planning meetings to provide feedback and insight.
  • Contribute ideas for new concepts, features and designs.
  • Collaborate with production team on studio-wide efforts to improve processes and foster a healthy culture at a team level.
  • Coordinate across various teams and development disciplines: programmers, artists, and designers.
  • Help identify impediments and cross-dependencies between teams.
  • Ensure bugs and QA related issues are communicated and addressed by engineers, programmers and other team members.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • Excellent organizational & prioritization skills, attention to detail, process knowledge and ability to multi-task
  • Experience with documentation, presentations, and mock ups
  • Experience with bug tracking / task management software
  • Experience with a school related game project or personal game project
  • Experience working with various game development disciplines: programmers, artists and designers
  • Familiar with Agile, Scrum and project management.
  • Must love games and is passionate to create them.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Jira/Confluence.
  • Experience with team communication software such as Slack / Microsoft Teams.
  • Experience with games engines such as Unreal or Unity.