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R&D are PlayStation’s technology experts. We develop innovative technologies that push the boundaries of play, helping game developers make the best games on PlayStation by creating a world class SDK.
Reporting to the Manager of the T&R team, you will join a small team of engineers delivering state of the art Software Test Development, Development support and Continuous Integration technologies for the PlayStation R&D team.
What you’ll be doing
Learning about PlayStation tools, systems and products
Take an active role in supporting development work (multiple R&D projects)
Writing code (C++/C or similar) to improve test efficiency and effectiveness.
Support code quality, static analysis, continuous integration, bespoke test frameworks and other systems
Help drive project quality and implement suitable tools and processes
Working with multiple teams, communicating with teams worldwide
What we are looking for
Demonstrable C/C++ programming skills to a good standard
Completed initial year(s) of a software development related multi-year sandwich degree, such as software engineering, computer science or equivalent and is looking for a work placement
Good team working and communication skills
Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
Nice to have
Experience of source code control systems, build systems, compile environments, VMs and other related DevOps systems and processes
Knowledge of PlayStation consoles, SDKs or host tools.
Knowledge of writing test cases for APIs and console applications
Knowledge or experience of Agile, Waterfall and similar development methodologies
Knowledge or experience in Lua, C#, Python or similar scripting languages
Experience with Visual Studio and support tools
Experience of Jenkins, Static Code Analysis tools, Code Coverage
Games development background – especially in console development
Experience in using testing frameworks such as CppUnit
Experience in test automation
Benefits of working at R&D
Technology development is not constrained by specific games/engines. There is time and space to research and develop cutting edge technologies
Opportunities to work on collaborative projects with R&D teams in Tokyo and in San Mateo, with the wider Sony group
Innovation time for research and projects of your own choosing
Opportunities to participate in global hackathons
Relaxed working environment with high level of trust and autonomy. All staff are encouraged to express their views and challenge the status quo
Benefits of working at PlayStation
Annual bonus opportunity
Excellent in-house or remote training opportunities
25 days holiday plus national holidays
Free onsite gym
Onsite bar open on Thursday and Friday evenings
Plus, many more exciting benefits
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