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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test



The job is for a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test for PlayStation in Aliso Viejo, CA. The role involves developing and implementing effective testing strategies, building and maintaining test frameworks, and identifying testing needs for localization, accessibility, and performance. The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, 5+ years of experience in automation, and practical experience using development and deployment tools such as Git, Jenkins, and Docker. The estimated base pay range for this role is $140,200—$210,400 USD, and the company offers a top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program, and employee discounts for Sony products. Sony is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity and inclusivity.

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.

Sr Software Development Engineer in Test, Web/Mobile

Aliso Viejo, CA

Do you have a passion for test-driven development and automation? Do you want to work at a company where customers have real excitement for the products you help create? At

PlayStation, we are looking for engineers to join a global initiative in robust test automation and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment systems.

At PlayStation, we are passionate about both teamwork and technology. We love building the systems that millions of people use and are our own first customers.


  • Review product requirements and design documents to understand and build effective testing strategies.

  • Build concrete test plans, write solid test cases, and implement them to ensure the quality of features. Identify testing needs for l10n, a11y, and performance testing.

  • Build, maintain and improve test frameworks, and help teams set up automation infrastructure

  • Work with globally distributed teams to engage early and provide continuous delivery of high quality software products that delight Sony customers

  • Report, track and verify defects as well as monitor Automation jobs. Provide status reports to Leadership and other key partners.

  • Passionate about Quality and strives to improve process, proposes standard methodologies and drives their usage across multiple teams.

This Role Will Require Knowledge Of:

  • Testing – the study and practice a variety of test techniques and methodologies, and are familiar with prominent voices in the online testing community

  • Test automation – an interest in test automation to a level where pros and cons of various automation approaches are shown. To support this, solid understanding of a modern programming language is vital.

  • Agile software development – understand the common methodologies and can articulate how a strong tester can best support their team in that context

  • Performance - passionate about application performance and care about application load time, perceived performance and user retention

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge

  • 5+ years or equivalent experience in automation.

  • Shown experience writing automated tests in Python, JavaScript, C++ or any other Programming Language

  • Practical experience using development and deployment tools: Git, Jenkins, Docker

  • Experience with Selenium or Appium or UI Automation technologies

  • Knowledge and experience testing APIs, Libraries, SDK / Application Frameworks, Native Applications

  • Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with agile development methodologies and TDD processes

  • Experience using project and test case management tools.

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.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$140,200—$210,400 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, Aliso Viejo, CA

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-04-29

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