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Principal Software Engineer - Crash Reporting System

PlayStationFull-time$100k - $260k*Liverpool, United KingdomMay 30, 2024
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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, 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.

This role can be based in London or Liverpool (Hybrid) 

Team Overview:

The PlayStation Studios Tools and Technology Group lives at the intersection of PlayStation’s game and platform development. We work on debug analysis tools such as crash reporting, test automation and video streaming technology as well as platform tools such as compilers and file IO & compression hardware and software. Some of our tech is widely used by every PlayStation developer worldwide and we work especially closely with game teams inside the PlayStation Studios family.

Role overview:

We seek a Principal Full Stack Software Engineer to join the team working on the Crash Reporting System.

Required Experience, Skills and Capabilities

  • 8+ years of professional experience working with medium/large complex code bases
  • Proven experience as a full stack developer including extensive knowledge and experience working in Java or C# and React/Typescript
  • Basic UI/UX design knowledge
  • REST APIs design and implementation
  • Git
  • Code reviews / Good coding practices
  • SQL
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to collaborate and to develop strong and positive team relationships
  • Attention to detail, organisational skills, and a strong work ethic


Beneficial Experience

  • Cloud / AWS / Docker / Kubernetes
  • DevOps and CI/CD
  • Rust
  • Automated deployment tools (e.g. Terraform, Ansible)
  • Search indexing tools (e.g. Solr, Lucene, ElasticSearch)
  • Understanding of crashes and core files
  • Linux
  • Interest in video games  
  • Game development experience


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.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.


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