PlayStation Global is hiring a

Junior Software Engineer

San Mateo, United States

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Now, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

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.

We have an excellent opportunity to join Sony Interactive Entertainment, PlayStation. We seek a Junior Software Engineer interested in developing the Partners platform. The Partners platform is the collective term for all the applications and services, used worldwide, by which developers interact and supply their content onto the PlayStation platform, including games, movies, music and more.

You will join our San Mateo based engineering team as a full stack Junior Software Engineer. As a Junior Software Engineer, you will develop key features of the platform to strengthen our relationship with our partners. Your work will be essential and directly impact the partners. The ideal candidate would have some experience working on large web projects in an agile environment, proven knowledge of web application development, and passion for modernizing web applications.

Along with our dedication to deliver valuable products to our partners, we also have an ongoing commitment to cultivating and developing your individual talent. We will provide access to comprehensive training materials, including a focused training period when you start with us. Each engineer has protected time each month to further their learning and hone their skills.

Does this sound like you? If so, please apply!

What you'll be doing:

  • Collaborating with your team to build best-in-class enterprise applications that are essential to the core of PlayStation’s business.
  • Collaborate on new cloud based services (AWS) using PHP, Node.js, Java, Go or a technology best fit to tackle the problem.
  • Build front-end user experiences to spec, working closely with Product and UX.
  • Take ownership of and support features, applications, and services delivered by you and your team.

What we're looking for:

  • 1-2 years of professional experience developing sophisticated web applications using modern technologies in a cloud environment.
  • Passionate about writing high-quality, reusable, effective, scalable and testable code.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Passionate about a balanced team culture and collaboration within a hard-working environment.
  • Seeks out continuous improvement to refine products and processes.
  • Confident in your abilities and able to be wrong.
  • Methodical, analytical, and creative about your work.

Have professional experience in some of the following or similar tools and technologies:

  • Server-side languages (e.g. PHP, Node.js, Java, Go)
  • Front-end web development
  • API building and querying languages (e.g. GraphQL)
  • Web application frameworks (e.g. Spring)
  • Relational database technologies (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Cloud infrastructure exposure (e.g. AWS)
  • Version control and team collaboration (e.g. Git, GitHub)
  • Unix/Linux environments (e.g. LAMP)
  • Common design patterns (e.g. MVC, OOP)

Any exposure to the following would be a plus:

  • Agile project management systems (e.g. Jira)
  • AWS services (e.g. SNS, SQS, Lambda, S3, EKS)
  • Event-driven applications (e.g. Kafka, Solace)
  • CI/CD (e.g. Jenkins, Kubernetes)
  • Microservices and MFE (Micro frontend) architecture
  • Modern JavaScript (e.g. React, Web Components, ES2021+)
  • User interface styling (e.g. Styled Components, CSS Modules, etc.)

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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Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership 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.

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