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Software Engineer (Java)

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ San Diego, CA

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play β€”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.

As a Software Engineer on the Service Platform Engineering team, you’ll play a key role in the design and development of service and applications for PlayStation network platforms.


  • Accountable for crafting and maintaining highly scalable JAVA applications and Services.
  • Provide technical/engineering support for new and existing applications.
  • Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development process.
  • Develop tools and applications by producing clean and efficient code.
  • Review and debug code.
  • Perform validation and verification testing.
  • Document code.
  • Collaborate with internal engineering and operation teams to fix and improve applications.
  • Collaboratively work with operations team to resolve or diagnose defects.


  • BSc. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with Java.
  • Experience building software solutions on AWS cloud and utilizing AWS products and services.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of Java and React programming
  • Solid understanding of RESTful API architecture and development.
  • Knowledge of security standards and techniques for web applications.
  • Experience developing applications on Unix/Linux platforms.
  • Experience delivering high performance, active-active, linearly scalable services (Enterprise Java/J2EE, Web Services, NoSQL, REST).
  • Knowledge of agile development methodologies and test-driven development processes preferred.
  • Experience using source control (esp. Git) and bug tracking systems in a team environment.
  • Experience in object-oriented analysis and design.

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of Python 3 and at least one of the Python web frameworks such as Django, Bottle or Flask.

Additional Attributes:

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess outstanding 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!
  • Accountability.
  • Possess the drive and passion for quality with the ability to inspire, excite and motivate other team members.

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.

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.


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