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Senior Software Engineer (Tool Development)

PlayStation, San Francisco, CA

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Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions and regional headquarters in California, London and Tokyo. 

Sr. Software Engineer (Tool Development)

San Francisco, CA

Do you have a passion for test-driven development and automation?  Are you the sort of person that is comfortable analyzing a network protocol in Wireshark one moment, debugging a ReactNative application the next?  Do you want to work at a company where customers have real excitement for the products you help create?  At PlayStation, we are looking for engineers to join a global initiative in robust test automation and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment systems.  Somewhere out there, a kid will get a PlayStation 4 for Christmas.  Help us make sure he spends his free time playing Horizon Zero Dawn, not cursing a broken console.

At PlayStation, we are passionate about both teamwork and technology.  We love building the systems that millions of people use and are our own first customers.  We strive to be at the forefront of development technologies and are a diverse company with developers on four continents.

We are located in San Francisco's vibrant SOMA district, within walking distance to great restaurants, museums and nightlife. 

Responsibilities:

  • Developing Test frameworks and tools to test applications running on PlayStation 4, mobile devices and other flagship Sony devices and services.
  • Working with console developers to define and implement test automation system architectures

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge
  • At least five years or equivalent experience with a compiled language (C/C++/C#/Java)
  • At least four years or equivalent experience in either testing of JavaScript user interfaces
  • Experience with version control solutions (both centralized and distributed)
  • Experience writing command-line scripts using either Node.js or Python
  • Proven experience designing and creating developer tools
  • Experience developing or testing a non-PC device (phone/game console/set-top box, etc.)
  • Experience with at least one modern web application framework such as Angular/Ember.js/React

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience with both Node.js and Python
  • Experience working with network protocols at the socket level
  • Experience with Selenium or Appium
  • Experience with React Native
  • Experience creating testing frameworks
  • Experience developing or writing test code for a game console

Profile (Non-Technical)

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can do attitude; yet challenges status quo
  • Works independently under minimal direction with strong work ethic
  • Able to work quickly and productively in a fast-paced environment
  • A passion for robust code

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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About PlayStation

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. 

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