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This internship is for Summer 2023

Visual Arts Engineering Intern

San Diego, CA or Remote

PlayStation Studios Visual Arts is part of Sony Interactive Entertainment; the Engineering Team creates tools, pipelines, and provides support for the over 300 visual effects artists creating content for AAA PlayStation games. As an engineering intern, you will help support an array of different studio tools encompassing our production pipeline, motion-capture and facial animation systems, and tools for creating 3D game content.

You will work with more senior team members and learn to capture artist needs to design new tools. Engineering interns will collaborate with other engineers, our project management team, our UX designer, and the different artist teams being supported.

Responsibilities:

  • Work to design, implement, and support in-house tools and infrastructure in Python, Scala, and C++11

  • Collaborate with artists and riggers to come up with elegant, user friendly solutions

  • Create software design documents that explore a problem space, propose solutions, and identify potential pitfalls.

  • Write clear and maintainable code which conform to group standards with proper documentation

  • Triage bug reports and work with the QA Team on testing and rolling out fixes

Qualifications:

  • Rising senior, projected to graduate by Spring 2024

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university, pursuing a Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent

  • 0 – 4 years of development experience

  • Proficiency with the Python programming language

  • Knowledge of software methodologies including object-oriented programming and functional programming

  • Familiarity with the concepts of agile development methodology

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.

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