Program Manager I



Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

San Diego, CA

Are you someone who can excel when presented with sophisticated challenges? At PlayStation, Program Managers support and are responsible for the successful ongoing execution and delivery of large-scale server-side programs while partnering with design, program, product, engineering, business and operational teams. As a Program Manager at PlayStation, you will help guide initiatives from inception through deployment on a worldwide scale within our PlayStation platform. The right candidate will possess a strong program management acuity, technical skills, and will have experience in supporting enterprise-level programs. 

You thrive and succeed in a collaborative space with a diverse set of globally distributed partners and team members, and not be hindered by ambiguity or opposing priorities. We strive to provide clear communications and interpersonal agility. Culture is a key part of success here, and we like to have fun while we work, and you should too!

Getting Results:

  • Develop full plans including timelines, achievements, results, dependencies, risks, mitigations, success criteria and communication for server side and coordinate with supported Development Manager, Technical Project Managers and Technical Leads.
  • Scheduling and timelines at the task level as needed, with overall accountability at the project level.
  • Ensure broad socialization of plans and alignment across leadership, partners, the project team, and internal and external partners.
  • Provide detailed and timely communication on developing issues or roadblocks to relevant partners with clarity.
  • Define, Execute, and Communicate Risk Management Plans with a demeanor towards engaged problem solving.
  • Work effectively both independently and in a team-based environment, knowing when to call out issues and prioritize resolution.
  • Ability to lead both vertically and horizontally in a global organization.
  • Enforce, Develop, and Share standard methodologies across the team.

To Be Successful in this Role, You Should Have:

  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent required
  • 2+ years of experience in program management or technical leadership, with deep knowledge of large-scale enterprise program delivery.
  • Proven track record working with Information Securities, cloud infrastructure stacks, and formalized compliance work preferred.
  • Ability to Recognize Security Challenges and Understand Priorities
  • Recognize and communicate blocking issue situations. Excel in conflict resolution and people management.
  • Proficiency with tools in agile development (Atlassian product suite, Jira, Portfolio, DataPlane Reports, Big Picture, Confluence, Collaboration apps—like Google Apps Suite or Office 365, etc...).
  • Regulatory Compliance programs as well as their technical and security requirements (PCI, SOX, etc.)
  • Knowledge of IT systems and networking in Cloud environments
  • Familiarity and experience pertaining to:
  • AWS (or similar) cloud security and infrastructure
  • Web infrastructure security
  • Network security tools (IDS/IPS, firewalls, etc.)
  • Encryption technology and implementation
  • Database security
  • Experience in security standards such as ISO 27001, 27002, 27005; NIST, COBIT, ITIL
  • Operating system security and hardening
  • Excellent analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Shown proficiency in Scrum Agile software development, iterative development and release processes.
  • Willingness to stress the process, make suggestions and implement changes in your sphere of influence!

Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to work within a team of highly qualified security specialists and multi-task optimally
  • PMI Certifications
  • Scrum Master and/or Product Owner certifications.
  • Familiarity with digital media software and networking technologies, especially those related to Sony’s products, services, and devices.


Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership 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.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.


Date posted: 2022-07-23