Senior Software Engineer, Intelligence Platform (Serving)

PlayStation, San Francisco, CA

A gaming brand

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Senior Software Engineer, Intelligence Platform (Serving)

Location: San Francisco, CA (SoMa)

At PlayStation® we are proud of our open work culture. Our primary asset is our great team of talented engineers, and technically minded managers. We have cool technology and interesting growth projects ahead. You are expected to have full input and ownership in many projects and areas. We encourage sharing of ideas and are open and willing to incorporate new ones. We maintain a fun, supportive, open, encouraging culture where engineering is trusted and empowered to perform at their best.

We are seeking a top notch senior software engineer to design, and develop core platforms that power cloud-based network software services for the PlayStation®, and other applications and devices. The team you’ll be joining is chartered with developing platforms that enable delivering intelligent experiences to PlayStation® devices. To enable us keep the momentum of PlayStation® 4’s tremendous success worldwide, you’ll contribute to multiple opportunities to have an outsized impact on shaping the evolution of our web services platform. If millions of users, billions of network transactions, and trillions of data bytes excite you, then we’d love to hear from you on how you can help us in pushing this even farther.


  • Design and develop intelligence platform that’s central to powering of the next user facing features, keeping a close eye on performance, and ease of operation and maintenance while fully understanding the tradeoffs required
  • Execute full lifecycle software development by owning architecting, technology selection, operational feasibility, scalability, cost efficiency, testability and monitoring capability
  • Collaborate with various teams to help them develop their features on this platform; help with evangelizing, onboarding and troubleshooting
  • Work with limited supervision under tight time constraints and respond to rapidly evolving requirements


  • 5+ years of solid programming experience in Java developing web server applications, object oriented design and design patterns; be very passionate about writing high quality and well-architected code
  • Experience in building high-performance and cloud based scalable web services. Experience with design and implementation of modern web services architecture and API frameworks (REST/JSON/gRPC/ProtoBuf). Experience with Amazon Web Services and EC2 a big plus, so is familiarity with concepts of machine learning.
  • Experience with open source technologies -- Linux, MySQL, Apache, Tomcat, are required; strong knowledge of NoSQL like Aerospike, DynamoDB, Redis, and Cassandra is a big plus, so is Solr, Docker and Kafka
  • Deep understanding of and adherence to engineering best practices – requirement gathering and analysis, designing and developing secure and scalable code with unit tests, partaking in code reviews and documentation
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science plus 8 years of experience or equivalent. Master's degree preferred

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.


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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