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Magic Lab 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.

Magic Lab is a research and development group within SIE. The group's goal is to discover how new technologies applied in creative ways can lead to new experiences for our gamers, our developers and our business. We're passionate about both technology and games, and have explored many areas including video game spectating, intelligent virtual characters, eye tracking, haptics, novel input devices, drones, audio, novel displays and more with an eye toward prototyping and demonstrating the exciting possibilities they enable. 


  • Work with the team on our current and new concepts

  • Help incubate new ideas, brainstorm around creative applications, work towards demos

  • Take ownership in and try to complete a novel demo illustrating some exciting new possibilities by the end of the summer


  • Projected to graduate in 2024

  • Actively pursuing a Masters or PhD degree (preferred) 
  • An advanced undergraduate student or graduate student who is good at working somewhat independently

  • Rapid prototyping skills, preferably with experience in Unreal Engine or Unity

  • An eagerness to explore and apply new technologies

  • A passion for gaming or other forms of entertainment

  • Expertise in a specific area is a plus but we love generalists too! Many areas are relevant, including computer vision, tracking, audio development, graphics, robotics, machine learning, HCI and more.

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 Mateo, CA
Date found: 2022-11-03

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