Sr. Software Engineer (BI)

PlayStation, Aliso Viejo, CA

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Sony Interactive Entertainment 

Cloud Gaming Engineering & Infrastructure: PlayStation Now

(Aliso Viejo)

Sr. Software Engineer (BI)

We are leading the cloud gaming revolution, putting console-quality video games on any device, from TVs to consoles to mobile devices and beyond.

Who are you?

  • You strive to automate tedious work rather than pushing buttons daily to keep things running
  • Talent matters but so does curiosity, inventiveness and passion for your craft.
  • You have an expertise in data engineering but don't mind crossing the streams with other colleagues on the team.
  • You have strong and well-formed ideas that are weakly held; you can discuss, listen and participate in a passionate debate that may make you reconsider.
  • You create code that is understandable, simple, clean, and want to frame it and hang it next to your desk with pride.
  • Given context, you're capable of self-direction.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and shifting contexts.
  • You enjoy exploring new technologies and taking them for a spin.

What do you know?

  • Batch-driven ETL over distributed data (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, and MPP databases)
  • Great application development skills. You must be proficient in Python but any of these will do: Python, Java, C, C++.
  • Know how to work with analytics people and contexts
  • Team-based software development tools and best practices
  • Experience with HP Vertica is a plus but experience with other MPP DBs will suffice
  • Knowledge of data warehouse techniques that will make our systems awesome
  • Well versed in database administration
  • We don't need to hire Linus Torvalds, but basic Linux system administration is necessary because you will be working on our HP Vertica clusters.
  • Knowledge of NoSql DBs, Spark, Drill, Hadoop and other large data tech is a plus

What will you do?

  • Build, update and maintain ETL pipelines that contains a massive, rich, and connected set of data that supports PlayStation Now programming decisions
  • Build software and social glue between engineers, scientists, product managers, and other analytics teams
  • Make our data load faster
  • Keep our data stores up and running
  • Build data expertise and own data quality for the awesome pipelines you build


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