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Principal Software Engineer

PlayStationFull-time$246k - $369kSan Mateo, CaliforniaApr 12, 2024
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Principal Software Engineer

San Mateo, CA

Are you are ground-breaking leader interested in pushing the game industry boundaries and do like working at the innovative of technology while incorporating your innovations into actual products that will touch over 100 million gamers on PlayStation? The Off Console space will evolve and will connect the 100 million people to gaming!

The role requires inspiring partnership across Product Management, Architects, Engineering, Hosting and Operations. Extensive hands-on technical expertise coupled with ingenuity, broad industry knowledge and ability to influence. Will use their understanding of technology, frameworks, and constraints to help pave the way for future innovation on our platforms.

Let's talk, if:

You possess and unwavering determination to enhance systems and an unbridled thirst to continuously learn and grow and have taken a full stack, hardware to cloud services, project from requirements definition to actual launch!

Required Skills and capabilities. 

  • BS Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies and methodologies, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Experience with developing mobile and device operating systems and applications.
  • Experience with game development, including game engine design and rendering.
  • Experience with audio/video codecs and streaming protocols, including WebRTC.
  • Experience delivering highly performant, highly reliable, massively scaled services.
  • Experience building ML and GenAI solutions.
  • Extensive experience with agile development methodologies and rapid CICD development processes required.
  • Skilled mentor and know how to build strong partnerships to influence technology decisions at all levels, and effective at working with worldwide teams.


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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role
is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.


The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$246,100$369,100 USD

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