Software Engineer II, PS Media (Back End)

PlayStation, San Francisco, CA

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Software Engineer II,  PS Media

Location: San Francisco, CA

The Software Engineer II in Media Applications is responsible for the design and implementation of interactive web-based services. Strong technical background and analytical thinking is encouraged, and the ideal candidate will be heavily involved in designing, architecting, and maintaining Java code, as well as providing component and system level designs for Sony’s PlayStation Network platform! They will work with peers, designers, technical architects on the development of large-scale systems that support current and future media experiences on our network. Are you interested in joining the PlayStation team in San Francisco?


  • Design, implement, ship, and maintain highly visible consumer-facing media features
  • Design and develop real time, efficient and highly scalable APIs for the entire PlayStation Network portfolio
  • Produce thorough design and development documentation
  • Suggest solutions and designs for complex problems, achieve team consent and buy-in
  • Work independently, under tight time constraints, respond to evolving requirements and strategic shifts in direction
  • Experience with end-to-end ownership
  • Adhere to key principles: Code and design for best performance, scalability, and resiliency
  • Write and execute unit, integration, and functional tests
  • Work with Media Partner engineering team to deliver high visibility features

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field; 4+ years of coding experience in Java and experience with REST services
  • Required 3+ years working in high scalability server backend systems
  • Strong relational and NoSQL experience like (Couchbase, Neptune DB etc.)
  • Extensive experience building and developing Cloud-based multi-region services in AWS
  • Extensive experience developing high scale, distributed applications using Spring Boot, microservices architecture, and leveraging CDN technologies
  • Solid foundation in CS with an emphasis in data structures, software design, cloud design, and asynchronous programming constructs
  • Ability to do technical deep dives into code and deployments
  • Active role in troubleshooting, monitoring, alerting and periodic on-call duty
  • Proficient in SCRUM/Agile methodologies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Kafka or other message brokers in high volumes.
  • Docker, Kubernetes experience
  • Akamai Edge Computing



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