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Software Engineer (Front End)

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🇨🇦 Waterloo, ON

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’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.

Software Engineer (Front End)- CONTRACT


Waterloo, ON (Canada)

Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking for an experienced and passionate engineer to join our established, team in Waterloo, Ontario. We apply web technologies to the core user experience on PlayStation®4, and PlayStation®5 which millions of customers around the world interact with daily. The ideal candidate will come from an object oriented development background and be enthusiastic about front end web technologies.

We employ Agile methodologies, use modern software development paradigms, and focus on continuous improvement in the delivery of high quality applications for our customers. This is an opportunity to be part of one of the world’s most recognized brands, and to collaborate with PlayStation Engineering teams in California, Japan, and Europe!


  • Architect and develop JavaScript-based applications for PlayStation gaming consoles and future flagship Sony devices and services
  • Contribute to existing common software components to benefit other client applications and develop new ones as you recognize the need for them
  • Produce thorough design and development documentation
  • Work with limited supervision on ambitious projects and respond to constantly evolving requirements
  • As an experienced engineer, responsibilities include:
  • Tutoring and coaching junior Engineers within the development team
  • Contributing to principles and practices that affect how the engineering organization operates
  • Identifying domain dependencies and critical paths, anticipating risks, and providing contingent solutions and timelines.
  • Working on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent, 5+ years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree
  • At least 5 years of industry experience in a software development role
  • Proficient with multiple single page application (SPA) architectures and frameworks
  • Highly experienced in developing eCommerce applications. Proficient in technologies, initiatives, and terminology related to payment handling.
  • Experience analyzing and visualizing massive sets of telemetry and performance data
  • Expert in multiple object-oriented languages, including JavaScript, Python and C++
  • Experience in performance tuning network connected applications
  • Experience architecting, developing, shipping and supporting consumer facing, web applications
  • Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with an ability to take initiative
  • Passionate about quality and writing clean, readable code that scales and performs well

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with:
  • React.js
  • WebGL
  • Ember.js
  • Restful API’s
  • Customer-facing UI Development
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum software development methodologies

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, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

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


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