Sony PlayStation is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer - PlayStation Video

San Francisco, United States

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions and regional headquarters in California, London and Tokyo. 

Senior Software Engineer (PS Video)

Location: San Francisco, CA (SoMa)

The Senior Software Engineer role will be part of the Cloud Video Platform group responsible for designing and building the next-generation PlayStation video entertainment platform for PlayStation and other consumer electronic devices.


  • Provide strong technical leadership in cloud based software architecture and scalable API designs for the implementation of video-as-a service platform. The ideal candidate will have a passion of video quality, consumer experience, and developing robust, scalable software designs
  • Inspire and lead the team to build cutting-edge solutions and proactively bringing new ideas, technologies, and methodologies to the table
  • Design and implement RESTful Web Services API and algorithms
  • Produce excellent, thorough design and development documentation
  • Work with limited supervision under tight time constraints with respond to rapidly evolving requirements
  • Familiar and comfortable with agile development methodology


  • BS or MS in Computer Science, or comparable experience
  • 7+ years of experience in Java and development experience in developing web server applications
  • Strong experience in object oriented design and design patterns and passionate about writing high quality and well-architected code.
  • Experience in building high-performance and scalable web services. Experience with design and implementation of modern web services architecture and API frameworks (REST/SOAP/AJAX/JSON)
  • Experience in building cloud deployed applications using Amazon Web Services and EC2
  • Knowledge of NoSQL technologies such as Cassandra is a big plus
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum software development methodologies and strong understanding of engineering best practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in multiple software platforms and/or open source software development is a plus

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