Principal Product Engineer

PlayStation, San Mateo, CA

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Principal Product Engineer

San Mateo, CA


This position is responsible for defining and driving the architecture of future PlayStation and PlayStation ecosystem products! In this highly visible and multi-functional role, you will be a key bridge between multiple engineering organizations inside and outside of SIE.

The successful applicant is:

  • A strong engineer with a computer architecture background, a deep understanding of both hardware and software, and the ability to weigh tradeoffs between different specialized system areas.
  • A self-motivator with initiative and a track record of driving multiple products from concept definition through customer ship and sustaining development.
  • An excellent communicator, presenter, persuader, and negotiator.
  • Comfortable working through ambiguity and making things happen.
  • Quick to understand, promote, and own the productization of new technologies.
  • Used to working with remote and international engineering teams.
  • A strong troubleshooter and hands-on fixer.
  • Not necessarily always right, but always committed to make things right.
  • A gamer at heart despite being an engineer in mind.


  • Own architecture definition of new products.
  • Perform system scoping, resourcing, performance, and customer experience analysis.
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to understand their constraints and goals.
  • Analyze, recommend, and explain sound strategic decisions when faced with uncertainty and/or disagreements.
  • Build and evaluate product concepts to explore architecture paths as needed.
  • Present proposals, status, and decisions to executives.


  • 15+ years of proven experience in gaming and/or consumer software and hardware products.
  • Masters in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent fields.


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