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Staff Software Engineer, Compiler Toolchain PlayStation
San Mateo, California

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Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions and regional headquarters in California, London and Tokyo. 

 

Senior / Staff Software Engineer, Compiler Toolchain Development

 

How would you like to influence the most successful gaming platform of all time? Would you like to develop software tools used by every single PlayStation developer? Do you want a career opportunity combining both your passion and skills as a software engineer while also allowing you to work with bleeding edge technology? Then you should check us out here at Sony PlayStation!

 

The Worldwide Studios Platform Architecture Group lives at the intersection of PlayStation’s game and platform development. We develop the LLVM / clang compiler toolchain for PlayStation4, actively working with our partners in the open-source community. We seek an experienced compiler toolchain engineer to help make the current compiler even better for our platform.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Software development and enhancement of LLVM / Clang compiler, lld linker and related projects
  • Interaction with game teams to help them get the best out of our CPU toolchain
  • Performance analysis of games and optimization of compiler code-generation
  • Development and support of runtime components related to the compiler
    • E.g. Sanitizers, performance analysis, data gathering for profile-guided optimizations
    • These require novel techniques to accomplish on our platform

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Qualifications

  • Direct experience working on LLVM projects
  • Five years or more experience and strength using C/C++, including C++11 onwards
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent
  • Proven experience working in compiler development
    • Ideally within the IR / middle-end or backend
    • We may also consider someone with recent AAA games development experience and a good understanding of how compilers work
  • A solid understanding of algorithms related to compiler development
  • Experience in CPU profiling and usage of CPU performance analysis tools
  • Good time management and communication skills
    • We need someone who can talk directly to users and understand their needs better than they do

 

Nice-to-Have:

  • Experience in debugger development
  • Experience of FreeBSD operating system internals
  • An interest in games and game development
  • Japanese language skills

 

 

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information 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. 

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.

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