Sr. Software Engineer (Front End)



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Senior Software Engineer, Front End

Los Angeles, CA


We're looking for a bright, confident, take-charge senior level software engineer to develop the front end of our content pipeline which drives the Playstation network.  This person will employ Agile best practices, use modern software development paradigms, and focus on continuous improvement in the delivery of high quality applications for our customers. We look for problem solvers, who can intuitively anticipate problems; look beyond immediate issues; and take initiative to improve both our software and our development infrastructure. In short, we look for people who take pride in the craft of software engineering and have proven to be great at it. We believe in agile software development, metrics, short feedback loops, well-designed application, early test development, automation wherever possible, and are open to adoption of the latest tools and techniques for solving complex problems. 




  •  Architecting and developing JavaScript-based applications for the content pipeline that drives the PlayStation network for gaming consoles

  •  Produce excellent, thorough design and development documentation

  •  Work with limited supervision under tight time constraints and respond to rapidly evolving requirements

  •  Contribute to existing and develop new common software components to benefit other SIE client applications

  • Tutor and coach junior Engineers within the development team


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent, or relevant professional experience in lieu of a degree

  • Proficient with at least one widely adopted single page application (SPA) architecture

  • Expert in React Native or React.js

  • Expert in object oriented, asynchronous JavaScript

  • Highly proficient in HTML5 / CSS3

  •  Experience leading the development and providing technical engineering vision of medium to large sized applications

  • Experience in performance tuning network connected applications

  • Experience shipping 2-3 consumer facing, web applications

  • Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated with an ability to take initiative

  • Experience in developing high-performance user interfaces

  • Passionate about quality and writing clean, readable code that scales and performs well


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks

  • Familiarity with Restful API’s

  • Professional experience in Java or object-oriented programming

  • Customer-facing UI Development

  • Experience with Agile/Scrum software development methodologies



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