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Senior Game Engineer

Playstation

Summary

The Senior Game Engineer position at PlayStation involves collaborating with designers, artists, and programmers to design, implement, and iterate on game systems. The ideal candidate should have a strong C++ programming ability, experience with Visual Studio, and a solid understanding of asynchronous programming techniques. A B.S. in computer science or equivalent experience is required, with 3+ years of game programming preferred. The role is flexible and can be remote, with varying pay ranges based on geographic location. Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to create an inclusive environment and embrace diversity.

Job description

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.

The Senior Game Engineer position is responsible for building out exciting game systems and features to bring our team’s vision to life.  

This position will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with designers, artists, and programmers, to design, implement and iterate on game systems (combat, AI, camera, inventory, etc.)

  • Extending existing game systems to provide new or improved functionality to match updated designs.

  • Building and maintaining tools for development.

What craft expertise you’ll have:

  • Technology Knowledge

    • Required: Strong C++ programming ability.

    • Desired: C# experience.

    • Desired: Knowledge of Python, Powershell, and batch files.

  • Tool Knowledge

    • Required: Visual Studio with strong experience debugging and profiling code.

    • Desired: Experience working with PS4 or PS5 hardware.

    • Desired: Perforce, Jira, Confluence, and Jenkins

  • Craft Experience

    • Required: Solid understanding of asynchronous programming techniques and pitfalls.

    • Desired: Hands-on experience implementing systems for AAA games with experience in at least one of the following; AI, camera systems, animation, physics, networking, memory, or threading architectures.

Other Criteria:

  • Experience

    • Degree: B.S. in computer science or equivalent experience.

    • Years of Experience: 3+ years of game programming preferred.

    • Desired: Strong preference for a candidate that has shipped at least 1 AAA console game.

  • Additionally, you should possess

    • A proven ability to manage time, self-organize, and meet deadlines.

    • Strong communication skills.

    • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail.

    • A growth mindset.

    • The knowledge that “writing” the multithreaded code is the easy part.

At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. 

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

This is a flexible role that can be remote, with varying pay ranges based on geographic location. For example, if you are based out of Seattle, the estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$131,100—$196,700 USD

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, Remote

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-17

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