Software Engineer II



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 Francisco, CA

We are looking for a frontend software engineer to join our agile high-performance Dev Team and contribute to the Best Place to Play. You will apply your software development skills and Web technologies to delight our users with innovative features. You will work and collaborate daily with a diverse team dedicated to excellence, inclusion, and fun. 

This is a rare opportunity to be part of one of the world’s most recognized brands, and to collaborate with PlayStation engineering teams across the globe.


  • Work as part of an Agile Scrum team to design and develop Javascript-based applications for the PS5 and other devices.
  • Collaborate with UX designers and Product Management on requirements.
  • Investigate and Resolve reported Defects and work with the QA team members to close on the issues.
  • Work on continuous improvement of software, by profiling, refactoring and optimizing the code.
  • Work with limited supervision under tight time constraints and respond to rapidly evolving requirements.
  • Monitor Software releases, analyzing telemetry, and adapting to production data.


Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with single-page app design, development, and services integration.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field. Equivalent industry experience will be evaluated.
  • Strong understanding of OOP, Data Structures, and Design Patterns.
  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong programming skills using JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, JSON.
  • Exposure to SPA/front-end frameworks such as React, Angular, or similar
  • Understanding of RESTful APIs
  • Passionate about quality and writing clean, readable code that scales and performs well.
  • A collaborative teammate, a fast learner, with a positive can-do attitude. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Experience in React.js and React Native
  • Familiar with popular JavaScript frameworks, Node.js, and Restful APIs.
  • Understanding of client-side Performance challenges, with an ability to diagnose and suggest improvements.
  • Experience working with GitHub source code management, and CI/CD frameworks.
  • Basic knowledge of C++ or other object-oriented programming language.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum software development methodologies.
  • Experience working in Gaming, Digital Media Services, Device Software.




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