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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.

As a Senior Application Security (AppSec) Engineer, you will design and maintain our anti-cheat protections and detections. You will become an expert in these systems and a resource for analysts in their hunt for malefactors. You will work with customers on our game teams to identify current and future security needs and identify workable solutions, and you will be a valued resource for our gameplay engineers and designers, helping them ensure fair and honest gameplay.

Key Responsibilities

  • Architect, develop, and maintain anti-cheat technology in our C/C++ game client(s)

  • Analyze cheat and release binary behaviors to inform future anti-cheat direction

  • Keep abreast of developments in the cybersecurity and OS development industries

  • Collaborate with data scientists and analysts to develop and improve cheat detections

  • Develop and maintain relationships with external security partners

  • Help come up with policies that improve our security landscape

Qualifications

  • 5+ years previous experience in C/C++ application development (optimized code, data layout, robust access patterns)

  • Anti-cheat or cybersecurity experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Security/Cyber Security or equivalent experience.

  • High-level debugging skills (multi-threaded debugging, optimized code debugging, etc.)

  • Willingness to be part of a “we” culture where you work closely with others to reach common goals—team fit and culture are very important to us

  • Knowledgeable about Windows APIs and Windows Kernel internals

Desired Experience

  • Familiarity with kernel mode operation

  • Excellent analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Reverse engineering experience

  • C# and/or tools experience

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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 is eligible for 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. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

This is a flexible role that can be remote, with varying pay ranges based on geographic location. For example, if you are based out of Seattle, the estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$172,100—$258,100 USD

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.