Senior Cloud Data DevOps Engineer

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. 

Senior Cloud Data DevOps Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA (SoMa)

Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking for a talented Senior Cloud Data DevOps Engineer to join a team responsible for engineering and operating NoSQL data technologies used by PlayStation and other flagship Sony devices and services. These services are among the most critical in the company and are serving real-time data to millions of customers.

The ideal candidate should be passionate about data technologies such as Cassandra, Solr, Couchbase, DynamoDB, MySQL, Redis, Aerospike, etc… in terms of operating, modelling, engineering & automation. Our goal is to provide operations and engineering services to application teams around data services. A combination of strong system administration, and experience with scripting languages such as Ansible/Chef is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will work with other talented developers and engineers both within the team and with other teams. They will be able to influence the way others work in order to adopt best practices and some of the tools and framework developed by the team.


  • Become a key member of the CloudOps / Data Platform team and help support our mission critical data related services, automating everything possible.
  • Build back-end micro-services to manage our data services; become an expert in at least one of the technologies we use
  • Work closely with stakeholders and developers to design, engineer and maintain highly available services; work with other team members to design and implement maintainable, well tested and well-designed features


  • Minimum 5+ years of professional experience in a high availability data center environment serving large web services.
  • Previous knowledge either as a developer or as an operations engineer of Cassandra, other technologies such as Solr / Redis / Couchbase is desired.
  • Experience with Git and code coverage tools: DevOps and/or Chef & Ansible experience a huge plus. Experience in GoCD, Jenkins, terraform will be beneficial for this role
  • Ability to optimize and create performant DB queries; Knowledge of Amazon AWS is a huge plus

Preferred Qualities

  • Driven and passionate about producing amazing software.
  • Passionate about technology and engaged in trends and changing best practices.
  • Able to work independently and well within a team.
  • Interest in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.
  • Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks.

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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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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