Software Engineer In Test (Contract)



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Software Engineer In Test (Contract)

Do you have a passion for finding bugs and verifying software? Would you like the opportunity to contribute to the best gaming experience for millions of PlayStation players? If so, we are looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test to validate the video components of the PlayStation system software and be responsible for testing future releases. This is your chance to join an innovative team working with the latest technologies and impact the quality and efficiency of making highly technical and performance critical software!


  • Plan, document, orchestrate and automate test cases for applications running on PlayStation development hardware.
  • Read specifications documents and develop test scenarios.
  • Complete manual testing for software releases on an agile schedule.
  • Measure the performance of PlayStation applications and prepare reports that analyze datasets over time.
  • Identify root causes for bugs, estimate the risk of the problem and communicate to collaborators.
  • Write issue tickets with clear instructions and reproduction steps for developers to quickly turnaround fixes.
  • Work with systems like Jenkins and Buildbot to monitor and modify continuous build and tests.
  • Write automated test scripts and tools to enhance the efficiency of the team.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to proactively collaborate with others.
  • Proficient with Python programming.
  • Comfortable using command line interface(s): PowerShell, Batch Shell, or BASH
  • Demonstrates a curiosity about learning new technologies, solutions, and testing techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge.
  • Professional experience testing in the video games industry.
  • Knowledge of video encoding and decoding and video coding standards.
  • Familiarity working with Jenkins, JIRA, Excel, Git, SVN, Perforce.
  • Ability to read and/or write C++.


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