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Senior Software Engineer - Streaming Platforms

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ San Francisco, CA

PlayStation isnโ€™t just the Best Place to Play โ€”itโ€™s also the Best Place to Work. Weโ€™ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, weโ€™re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Senior Software Engineer - Streaming Platforms

Location: San Francisco, CA

Want to work in the Best Place To Play?

We, the PlayStationยฎ software engineering group, are looking for a top notch Senior Software Engineer to craft, and develop core technologies that power cloud-based network software services. In this role, we would love to see someone who can provide strong technical leadership in cloud-based software development, in setting of technology standards, and in evaluating and embracing leading open-source technologies to PlayStationยฎ's fold.

If millions of users, billions of network transactions, and trillions of data bytes excite you, then we'd love to hear from you on how you can help us in pushing this even farther. We want to see you succeed at PlayStation and help build the next generation streaming platform!

Minimum Qualifications

  • We would like you to have 4+ years of software development experience and a BS degree in Computer Science or similar technical field of study. Software engineering experience in Java, Python and/or Go would be excellent.
  • Experience working with two or more from the following: web application development, Unix/Linux environments, distributed and parallel systems, machine learning, information retrieval, real-time analytics.
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Kafka, RabbitMQ and/or Pulsar.
  • Experience with Spark Streaming, Flink and/or Kafka streams.
  • Experience with NoSQL technologies such as Aerospike, Couchbase and/or Cassandra.
  • Experience with CNCF Observability tools such as Prometheus and Open-Telemetry.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with Cloud Providers such as AWS.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum software development methodologies.


  • Design and implement SIE's streaming and stream processing platform.
  • Prototype solutions with existing OSS tools and technologies and/or develop solutions from scratch.
  • Document design decisions and architectural designs to share with team members and to external partners.
  • Help in preparing strategic roadmap for platform adoption by more product and platform teams.
  • Build the platform with a customer-centric focus and have a data-centric approach towards decisions.
  • Understand opportunity cost vs cost of reliability and enumerate trade-offs between the two in specific situations of the business lifecycle.
  • Handle periodic on-call duty as well as out-of-band requests.
  • Work with limited supervision under tight time constraints and respond to constantly evolving requirements.
  • Review code submitted by peers.
  • Mentor junior engineers and help them grow.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information 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.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.