Why Naughty Dog?

For nearly 40 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. We’ve been busy at the Kennel, most recently releasing The Last of Us Part I, a complete and faithful remake of the original game, rebuilt from the ground up and fully optimized for the PlayStation 5 and currently in development for PC. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you’ll be continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences.

Naughty Dog games have long been lauded for their evocative, character-driven stories and attention to detail. We are committed to innovation within our games and as such have curated some of the top creative and technically innovative minds in the industry. We welcome diverse candidates and believe that a broad range of cultural and life experiences contribute to the overall well-being and success of the studio and the titles we craft together.

A technical position for a programmer working within and for the Quality Assurance in the Research and Development subdiscipline. Practical experience with programming languages is a pre-requisite for the position, and the ideal candidate will have a detailed knowledge of typical AAA QA workflows. The QA R&D Programmer will be expected to work in close conjunction with the full Tools-Programming team to develop and deploy new testing/development tools and automated test solutions to the studio.


  • Work with QA Test Teams to create, update and maintain a variety of tools. Including, but not limited to:

    • Bug Database flow/framework updates

    • Test Case flow/framework updates

    • Test Automation

    • Build delivery

    • Build running

    • In-game debug

  • Handle tool/engine modification requests from Naughty Dog programmers

  • Take user support requests & troubleshoot tools under the QA umbrella

  • Forward user support requests for studio wide tools to the appropriate Dev

  • Assist in the creation of training modules / documentation for tools under the QA umbrella

  • Continually seek optimizations, and ways to resolve pain points with tool use

Requirements & Skills:

  • A desire to be part of the Naughty Dog Team

  • Experience in one or more of C++, C#, Python, Javascript, Node, PHP

  • Visual Studio experience

  • Professional QA experience

  • Ability to communicate with people from a wide variety of technical and non-technical backgrounds

Bonus Skills:

  • A degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or related training)

  • Prior experience at a video game studio or publisher

  • Working knowledge of PlayStation consoles

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 color, nationality, ethnic, 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.

At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role may be eligible for bonus and SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. Please note depending on employment type these benefits may vary.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$56,800—$85,200 USD