Senior Software Engineer-Shared Services


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.


The Shared Services Development Team works on designing and building solutions that provide standardized capabilities for use across the PlayStation platform. These solutions empower teams to focus on their core business functions by providing operationally sound services with ease of adoption. Our services include REST micro-services as well as java libraries dealing with data abstraction, event publishing, batch processing, secrets access and so forth. We are looking for problem solvers, who can take initiative to tackle the most interesting and diverse technical challenges of developing software at scale. We are open to adoption of the latest tools and techniques for solving complex problems.

Senior Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Perform in-depth analysis of functional or business requirements.
  • Design and develop highly performant and scalable services and libraries using industry standards
  • Play a senior role in design, development, quality and operations of services owned by the team partnering across product management, architects and operations. Drive performance testing strategy, define workflows. Develop test scripts and scenarios to meet these requirements
  • Use agile development methodologies, provide time/resource estimates
  • Participate in on-call rotations


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of software development experience, proficiency in Java programming and Object-oriented analysis and design
  • Experience developing high performance, scalable, active-active web services using REST, JSON and XML.
  • Experience with spring, spring boot and related spring technologies
  • Proven understanding of SQL. Experience working with relational (Oracle or similar) and NoSQL databases (Aerospike, Dynamo or similar)
  • Hands-on experience in Amazon Web Services at enterprise scale is required including familiarity with EKS and managed services like DynamoDB, Kinesis, Lambda,  etc
  • Experience with Python is a plus
  • Track record monitoring and analyzing system performance, isolating issues or bottlenecks that could impact reliability, performance and scalability
  • Experience executing performance testing and/or development efforts for complex, high throughput system
  • Drive and passion for quality with the ability to excite and motivate other team members.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work with geographically remote teams

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Location: San Francisco, CA

Date posted: 2021-12-11