PlayStation Global is hiring a

Software Engineer

San Francisco, United States

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Software Engineer – Game integration & Validation 

San Francisco, CA 

We are seeking a candidate to join our game integration platform to bring gameplay and platform experiences closer together! As a team member for the game integration and validation platform, you will have the opportunity to work at the intersection of SDK technologies, game development and infrastructure. You'll be responsible for prototyping fast and effectively with experimental technologies and bringing new PlayStation experiences into gameplay features. Come join us to deliver the best gaming experience to millions of PlayStation players! 

Responsibilities: 

  • Prototype a cross-platform game codebase looking at PlayStation specific features across multiple generations of the PlayStation platform
  • Design and author Unreal Plugins and gameplay to expand a PC developer sandbox environment for internal developers to create engaging demonstrations of platform features and capabilities
  • Building and documenting gameplay features to exercise unreleased platform SDKs and network capabilities
  • Documenting integration challenges and experience with pre-release features and structuring feedback for development teams across game client and server
  • Participates in team scrum processes - (e.g. plan/review/retro, daily stand-ups, maintaining board, identifying risks and blockers)
  • Collaborating with developers, product managers, technical program managers, etc. to refine specifications 

Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor's degree in STEM related field (or similar work experience)
  • 3+ years professional experience in games, interactive media, streaming or similar field
  • Strong C++ skills, especially developing in the Visual Studio environment
  • In-depth experience building, profiling, analyzing and debugging self-contained features
  • Experience blending, refactoring and extending an existing codebase
  • Strong written communication skills and habits 

Bonus qualifications: 

  • Experience shipping titles on a modern console a strong plus
  • Unreal Engine game development, especially networking/multiplayer experience
  • Windows environment development experience
  • Cloud-gaming experience (particularly AWS- e.g. GameLift)
  • Knowledge of debugging device-specific areas with Windows, Mobile, or Consoles

 

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