Staff Software Engineer - Backend

PlayStationSan Diego, CaliforniaFull-time$167k - $250kOct 23, 2023

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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.

PlayStation is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to expand our team and help improve our next generation Subscriptions Services platform. This team builds the foundation behind PlayStation Plus and other subscriptions, used by millions of PlayStation players! Subscriptions and Subscriptions Services is an area with lots of interest, potential, and possibilities. The team recently played a meaningful role in growing PlayStation Plus into a three tiered offering.

Come work with a dedicated group of engineers passionate about building a scalable, highly available microservice architecture. Collaborate with peers across Engineering, Product, Design, and Quality to craft expansive and reusable solutions. Plan iterative approaches to continually deliver meaningful and impactful changes that improve and expand experiences for operators, business partners, and customers alike.

Are you ready for a rare opportunity to deliver high quality, thoroughly tested code at one of the world’s most recognizable brands? Come join our diverse team today!

What you will be doing

  • Develop, maintain, and iterate on real-time, efficient, and highly scalable customer facing features.
  • Understand the problems, objectives, and goals of business and development teams.
  • Build scalable solutions in iterative improvements to meet those needs.
  • Maintain stability, performance, and quality of the codebase by applying development standards while using automation to support CI/CD workflows.
  • Be a technical leader, by mentoring or providing feedback to members, leading the architecture and design of projects.
  • Work closely with a multi-functional team to ensure plans, progress, and risks are clearly communicated.

Responsibilities 

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or related fields.
  • 10+ years of professional software development experience.
  • Experience writing high-performance code in Java.
  • Experience working with, building, and extending large systems and platforms.
  • Experience mentoring and growing team members.
  • Experience as a technical lead on significant features.
  • Experience with AWS, Kubernetes, SQL, NoSQL, and ReactorJava.
  • Experience with Splunk and/or Datadog. 
  • Front-end development experience (React/React Native) a bonus.

 

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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.
$167,300$250,900 USD

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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