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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.

This position with the PlayStation Data Platform engineering team, to develop our next generation data platform serving the global, fast growing, PlayStation Network. Within the Data Platform team, we pioneer new insights to support the growth and usability of the platform supporting the various Data Science teams within the SIE organization.

Let's talk, if:

  • The idea of crafting processes that will handle very large-scale data appeals to you!

  • You are passionate about making distributed systems faster and more efficient!

  • You enjoy tackling complicated design challenges.

  • You have implemented standard design methodologies for measuring, understanding and improving the system.

  • You are willing to build a positive relationship with other SIE teams to help influence technology decisions.

  • You enjoy participating in a development process, establishing and influencing quality engineering standards.

Requirements:

  • Play a data engineer role in the evolution of a highly performant data platform and associated processes, applying industry standards to enable highly available, extensible data services for the SIE platform

  • Design and develop internal tools to increase awareness of Sony’s Data Platform, to improve both the visibility of our data as well as establishing systems and procedures make it easier to consume

  • Be part of a team developing data processing services such as data reshaping, automated feature extraction and data measurement required to shorten the time to value for the data consumers

  • Extensive hands-on technical domain expertise in data infrastructure along with excellent communication skills

  • Develop test scripts and scenarios to verify that your code meets Sony standards

  • Participate in product road-map discussions and identify key areas for improvement

  • Be Outstanding!

Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years’ experience in software development using Scala, Python or Java

  • Experience with distributed processing systems such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink

  • Strong foundation in data engineering, SQL/SparkSQL, data pipeline ELT/ETL, data structures and software design

  • Experience with storage formats such as, Parquet / ORC / AVRO

  • Experience with a AWS Data Services and Databricks ecosystem

  • Curiosity about working with the data science and machine learning teams

  • Experience with agile TDD development methodologies.

  • Possess the drive and passion for quality with the ability to inspire, excite and motivate other team members

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work with others at all levels, effective at working with geographically remote and culturally diverse teams

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.

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