Data Engineer


Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.


Data Engineer

San Mateo, CA

The Data Strategy & Operations (DSO) team has grown rapidly over recent years in response to a growing need for the business to use data to advise and shape key decisions, and to identify new opportunities. Currently there are approximately 120 staff within the DSO team, split between London and California, made up of high quality BI and data professionals covering BI architecture and platform support, data processing, insight reporting, predictive analytics, scrum masters and product management.

We are looking for a Data engineer to join the Data strategy & Operations team within the Sony PlayStation environment. You will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the data processing platform, taking initiative while working with a highly skilled team under limited supervision. Based out of our San Mateo offices, our team provides business intelligence services for various global business units associated with Sony PlayStation.


  • Engineer data pipelines and provide automated solutions for DSO teams
  • Work proactively to address project requirements, and articulate issues challenges with enough lead time to address project delivery risk
  • System monitoring and alerting, dashboards, charts/reports and alerts delivery
  • Ensure code is fully scalable, maintainable, and performant
  • Verifies program logic by overseeing the preparation of test data, testing and debugging of programs
  • Work with Project Managers and Business Analysts to ensure the timely delivery of projects
  • Requires ability to work in a global and multi-cultural environment. Team members are in multiple geographies, resulting in time constraints due to time zones differences and a requirement for occasional travel
  • Participate in the agile development process
  • Develops new documentation, departmental technical procedures and user guides


  • BS Degree in Engineering or Masters, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in database development, programming, design, and analysis
  • 3 plus years of experience in coding and scripting languages - Python, bash, Korn
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in ETL programming (Ab Initio)
  • 3 plus years of experience in SQL and a variety of database technologies – Snowflake, Teradata and Oracle
  • Good technical analysis & troubleshooting skills
  • Experience in designing and architecting medium to complex systems, well versed with design standards & framework
  • General knowledge in Linux, Unix Administration and Windows Administration
  • Knowledge of Dimensional Modelling
  • Experience with automation, configuration management, enterprise schedulers
  • Familiarity with AWS Cloud Services is a plus
  • Familiarity with Information Delivery tools (such as MicroStrategy/Tableau) is a plus


  • Experience in developing large-scale data processing platforms
  • Extensive experience throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Interpersonal skills including presentation, negotiating, conflict resolution, etc.
  • Strong communication skills. It is vital that the successful candidate is able to explain complex technical issues in non-technical terms to business partners
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize within parallel development cycles and aggressive timelines
  • Knowledge and experiences of SDLC methodologies e.g. Agile, Waterfall
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving ability
  • Skilled in business requirements analysis with ability to translate business information into technical specifications


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Location: San Mateo, CA

Date posted: 2021-12-11