Sony PlayStation is hiring an

Engineering Program Manager

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. 

Engineering Program Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA (SoMa)

Are you a professional who is always highly-organized with a passion for tracking and striving for the best deliverables? Do you actively participate in and contribute to the continuous improvement and evolution of processes, methodologies, and tools? Are you keen into establishing and implementing processes which foster team collaboration? Do you challenge organizational processes that do not contribute to value delivery, and propose better process alternatives?

Our PlayStation Cloud Services engineering group is looking for a top notch technical engineering program manager that will manage AWS cloud automation projects using Agile/Kanban methodologies. You will be working with highly passionate driven individuals that are working on delivering immersive experiences on PlayStation gaming console.

This person will manage technical projects/products including sprint goals and risks, as well as collect new cloud build-outs requirements based on quarterly external software engineering planning events. They will need to effectively cultivate relationships across departments/groups in order to fully understand organizational needs, while translating end user requirements to epics and user stories.

The top candidate is able to organize, groom and prioritize sprint backlog to align with program backlog and manage inter-dependencies with other teams, negotiate and reprioritize tasks as necessary. They will accept or reject work based on defined acceptance criteria, and provide consistent program status communications.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field, training and/or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years full SDLC product management/ownership experience; 3+ years software development or software testing experience
  • Possess strong analytical skills and understanding of web hosting, general infrastructural technologies and platform space
  • Experience using multiple SDLC approaches (Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall); excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with multitudes of consumer-facing events/activities.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, the role will require the ability to communicate effectively with his/her team, a peer network of stakeholders, senior executives, technical resources as well as staff in other locations

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Product Owner
  • Certified Scrum Master; PMP certification
  • Agile tools / Portfolio Management (JIRA, Rally, etc.)
  • Understanding of Cloud computing concepts and best practices
  • Commerce and Social technology experience is preferred

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