Staff Software Engineer, Machine Learning

PlayStation, San Francisco, CA

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Staff Software Engineer, Machine Learning

Location: San Francisco (SoMa)

PlayStation cloud engineering group is looking for YOU to be part of machine learning initiatives at PlayStation. The ideal candidate loves to work with big data and apply machine learning algorithms to solve complex challenges!


  • Work with a team of talented engineers to realize the vision of personalized recommendations/search across PlayStation experiences.
  • Help design, code, train, test, deploy and iterate on large scale machine learning systems.
  • Build delightful products and experiences for millions, while working alongside an excellent, cross-functional team across Engineering, Product and Design.
  • Shape the direction of machine learning and artificial intelligence at PlayStation to power personalization and natural language processing.


  • PhD/MS in Computer Science or related field with research in machine learning and/or deep learning; minimum of 7 years of work experience in building software solutions
  • At least 2+ years of experience using machine learning systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks such as SparkML, TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch, Theano is a plus
  • Knowledge and exposure with any of the following open source tech: Presto, Hive Metastore, Apache Zeppelin, Apache Parquet is desired

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Knowledge and experience with one or more of the following: natural language processing, deep learning, recommendation systems, learning for search, speech processing, learning from semi-structured data, reinforcement or active learning, ML software systems, and machine learning

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. 

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