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Sr. Backend Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

Do you love to build large scale enterprise applications that serve millions of happy customers? Are you interested in being part of a diverse team? Do you want to delight customers with your creation and innovation? The possibilities are limitless!

The Identity Core Platform Team builds scalable, highly performant authentication and authorization services for our customers to access PlayStation Network. We are the “front door” to the entire ecosystem of gaming, social and entertainment experiences that our customers love.

About the Job

  • Develop distributed services, collaborate with product managers, architects, engineers, and operations team members to build identity platform solutions.

  • Drive delivery of solutions that are simple, maintainable, well abstracted, and with extremely high quality, resilience, and performance.

  • Work with our existing technologies both backend and infrastructure and support existing services

  • Mentor/grow other team members of the engineering team and directly engage in engineering initiatives across the broader organization.

  • Manage individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables with your technical expertise.

  • Coordinate software system installations and monitor equipment function to ensure specifications are met.

  • Participate in design and code reviews, identify and communicate best development practices.

  • Experiment with technologies, solving the problems of scaling, latencies while keeping a check on cost and quality.

About You

  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • Strong hands-on Java development expertise with backend web services using Spring boot framework deployed into AWS EC2 or EKS using Docker.

  • Experience delivering identity services using the OAuth 2.0 spec or similar authentication/authorization framework for backend services to enable customer facing applications.

  • Demonstrated success designing, building, and delivering high-performance, cloud based scalable web services. Strong understanding of microservice architectures.

  • Experience developing applications on Unix/Linux platforms with servlet containers (e.g., Tomcat), JAXRS, Spring, and related technologies. Experience developing REST based web services using JSON and XML.

  • Experience developing applications using data storage technologies such as Oracle, DynamoDB, and Cassandra.

  • Extreme passion for quality, automation, resilience, and efficiency. Solid experience with agile development methodologies and with continuous integration, test, and deployment processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform operational incident triage to restore services quickly and methodically in a live operational environment. Experience performing in-depth root-cause analysis and failure mode analysis for prevention and resilience.

  • Experience with tools such as IntelliJ, Datadog, Splunk, Jenkins, JIRA, Git, etc.

  • Ability to inspire, excite and motivate other team members and colleagues.

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

$147,500—$221,300 USD

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