Sr. Developer Support Engineer, Network Services

PlayStation, San Mateo, CA

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Sr. Software Support Engineer, Network Services

Sony PlayStation HQ in San Mateo, CA


Will considering professional experience from upper mid-level to senior


We have an exciting career opportunity here at Sony Interactive Entertainment, PlayStation. We seek a talented network programmer to collaborate with industry-leading game developers in support of low-level network issues (ex: TCP, UDP, etc.), multiplayer engine design/architecture, PSN platform services, digital rights management, patching and digital commerce.


This engineer will provide support for SIE licensed developers using PlayStation platforms by providing technical solutions to their questions through DevNet, in-person, email, phone calls, and instant messaging.  In addition, this engineer will generate presentations, documentations, training materials, and projects that will efficiently communicate the best technologies, algorithms, and processes to the PlayStation development community. If this is you please apply!



  • Professional experience within the game industry
  • Low-level network protocols (ex: TCP, UDP, rUDP, etc.).
  • Professional experience in network/systems programming using C/C++
    • Would consider C# or Java alternatively
  • Network architecture and protocols
  • Technology evangelism, advocacy, education, support, and training
  • Ability to explain detailed technical topics in code, oral and written form
  • Bachelor's degree



  • Network game development for game consoles and/or Network client application programming for embedded, desktop or mobile environments
  • Data security with untrusted clients, bandwidth optimization and packet shaping, load balancing and/or host selection in a dynamic environment
  • Security and authentication techniques like DRM, SSL/crypto, etc.
  • Research new hardware platforms and related APIs


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