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Data Scientist Intern


Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) Global Fraud Management and Global Payment Teams are the guardians of both customer trust and purchase success for PlayStation and the PlayStation® Network (PSN). We provide innovative solutions to support every element of the network, various platform services, customer service teams, a diverse developer community, and more. 


  • Utilize various approaches to maximize value from predictive analytics solutions. 

  • Optimize use of developed Machine-Learning algorithms in conjunction with other aspects of decision logic (rules, other models, etc.) 

  • Demonstrate understanding of predictive modeling methodology that detect fraud and other ecommerce risks. 

  • Provide feedback to modelers on new features, algos, strategy, and modeling ideas. 

  • Conduct robust statistical analysis to big data using hypothesis testing, design of experiment, inferential statistics, and more. 

  • Improve decision performance by analyzing misclassification cases, hit rates, and customer feedback. 

  • Organize, document and simplify rule assessment. 

  • Develop deep understanding of business challenges and recommend data features and functionality that can contribute to identifying risk and possible fraud. 

  • Assist the Software Development and Peer team members in testing and deploying decision changes (rules, models, etc.) on the newly created platform. 


  • Projected to graduate in 2024.

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning or other related fields and working with statistical modeling techniques (Regression, CHAID, Neural Networks, Cluster Analysis, RFs, XGBs, etc.)

  • School project experience doing hands-on statistical analysis with some understanding of a statistical programming package such as SQL/R/Python/Java/other is required. 

  • Fraud and risk experience is a plus. 

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.

Location: United States, San Diego, CA
Date found: 2022-11-03

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