Staff Software Engineer

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.

At Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation, we are obsessed with providing customers a seamless experience in our platform both inside and outside the game. We have recently launched PlayStation Direct, an online store where PlayStation fans can purchase consoles, accessories, games and more, directly from PlayStation. As we continue to build and expand this new commerce platform for physical goods, we are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join the team. This is a highly visible position within PlayStation’s Commerce Platform Engineering organization.

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will:

  • Lead design and development of highly available and scalable distributed systems and services.
  • Be an advocate for continuous process improvement and push the limits of technology.
  • Be effective in solution and system architecture, driving end to end solutions for complex technical problems.
  • Work in an agile and highly collaborative environment with our globally distributed engineering teams, architecture, product management, quality assurance, and operations.
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables with your technical expertise.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
  • Advanced knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures, and Distributed Systems.
  • 7+ years of experience developing business critical software using Enterprise Java/J2EE, Web Services, REST, JSON/XML, Servlet containers, JAXRS, Spring, and related technologies.
  • 4+ years of experience with different data storage technologies such as MySQL, Oracle, DynamoDB, Cassandra, Couchbase, etc.
  • Proficient in software development process, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Strong analytical skills and a sense of ownership.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred:

  • Experience with microservices architecture.
  • Experience building commerce and payments solutions.
  • Experience in deploying, operating, and running services in AWS or other cloud environment.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information 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.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.

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