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Sr. Data Center Operations Engineer


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.


Business Overview 

Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking for a hardworking Data Center Integration Engineer to be based in our Austin TX or Aliso Viejo CA offices. This position is for an experienced candidate who will work within the Data Center Integration Services team and have responsibility for ensuring our Data Center environments are engineered and handled efficiently. The primary responsibilities of this job role are to collaborate with internal organizations that use our data center environment and consult, build, and communicate engineering documents and standards that will be used across the portfolio. This position works closely with and provides key support to data center operations, project management and engineering teams.  


Key Responsibilities: 

The Integration Engineering roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Creating and maintaining standards/guidelines for PDU’s, cables, racks, labels etc. 

  • Creating and maintaining rack elevations for projected projects where needed. 

  • Power-mapping servers/switches to the correct PDU outlets within the cabinets for consistency, balance and redundancy while ensuring we do not oversubscribe power capacities. 

  • Ensure all cooling requirements meet our DC capabilities for proposed designs 

  • Ensure cable routing is consistent and neat, documented in a consistent manner across all designs. 

  • Create and publish final designs for the DC ops teams to be able to work from. This will include rack elevations, BOMs, cable/electric connectivity matrix, labeling documentation, and any other supporting information. 

  • Vendor Management- Keeping relations with our vendors to manage expectation (lead times/pricing) and future roadmaps. Use vendors to provide training to our staff. 

  • Communications- provide updated communications as our environment changes. Set up Monthly regional calls to update the staff on any updates for consistency and collaboration. 

  • Floor layouts- create floor layouts for current and future needs. 

  • Collaborate with engineers to make sure we have the most up to date tools for asset tracking, power consumption, space management, labeling, etc.… 

  • Assist data center operations support to interpret/clarify any design builds or documentation where needed. 

  • Assist in creating a future forecasting view of the environment. 

  • Collaborate and assist in the gathering of metrics that will support our scheduled reporting 

  • All other duties as assigned 

Candidate Qualifications: 

  • BA degree or equivalent experience 

  • 5+ years of experience in a technology infrastructure role with experience in people and project management and selected infrastructure technologies and tools 

  • Consistently demonstrate clear and concise writing and verbal communications with the ability to communicate technical concepts to an audience 

  • Consistent track record to develop projects required for design of metrics, analytical tools, benchmarking activities and identification of standard processes 

  • Confirmed analytical, diagnostic, and multitasking skills with focus on execution and attention to detail 

  • Proven ability to both work independently and partner with many teams 

  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of various parts of a project/initiative with tight timelines and unexpected changes in expectations/requirements 

  • Experience and knowledge of DC power systems such as PDU’s, UPS and rack mounted power strips 

  • Experience and Knowledge of DC cooling systems such as CRAH’s, CRAC’s, Hot and cold isle configurations 

  • Experience and knowledge of Data Center infrastructure such as fiber, copper, and optics. 

  • High interest in technology 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work multi-functionally 

  • High energy and a driven desire to positively impact the business and teammates 

  • Up to 30% travel required with this position. 


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
Date found: 2022-11-03

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