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Sr. Software Engineer (Java)
Los Angeles, CA

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Job Description

PlayStation isn't just the Best Place to Play -it's also the Best Place to Work. We've thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we're recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Sr. Software Engineer (Java)

Los Angeles, CA

The primary role for this position will be to work on the development of back-end applications and components and the integration with third party systems. The ideal candidate must be a skilled Java developer with experience in web application development, full life-cycle application development and systems integration. He/She will work with peers on the development of large scale systems that support other Sony's businesses in the digital content area. The role will primarily be focused on development and delivery of projects. This entails architecture, coding, unit testing, bug fixing and assistance in the deployment to production as well as maintenance knowledge transfers. The Sr. Java Software Engineer is expected to communicate with members of the Technology group by providing status, identifying and raising issues and participating in planning activities.

Our group develops software for the PlayStation Network. This network provides online services for the PS4, Web, PS3, PSP, Vita, Tablets, mobile phones, PC, Bravia TVs and more. We build large internal enterprise applications which integrate and support such services as Movie/TV Show streaming, PSN gaming commerce and much more. Our environment is fast, agile and we use some of the latest tools out there.


* Write Java code for internal application development
* Write and execute unit tests using the JUnit framework
* Apply and help refine coding standards
* Create required documentation including low-level design documents
* Ownership of the implementation and delivery of mid-size to large features
* Design mid-size features or implement more complex features as designed by technical lead
* Communicate estimates, schedules, issues and dependencies to technical or project lead
* Increase expertise in the areas of development related to the assigned projects
* Identify and address issues independently
* Fix bugs and provide support for business and maintenance teams
* Refactor existing code base and improve overall quality of code
* Perform knowledge shares
* Proactively improve development processes
* Participate in the establishment of best practices


* 6+ years experience with java-based web application development
* 6+ more years experience with Java
* 6+ years experience with RDBMS and writing SQL queries
* 4+ years of experience with XML related technologies (XML, XSL, JAXP) and JSON
* 4+ years of experience with RESTful APIs
* 4+ years experience of object modeling, analysis and design
* 4+ years experience with web application development using MVC technologies
* 4+ years experience using source control systems (e.g. Git, Perforce, etc…)
* 4+ years experience utilizing JUnit and other testing frameworks
* Demonstrated experience developing and delivering both consumer facing web based solutions and intranet/extranet type applications for internal users and partners
* Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical team members
* Experience using Linux or UNIX-variant operating systems
* Experience with advanced web UI technologies (e.g. JQuery, AngularJs, ReactJs)
* Experience with Oracle, MySQL/Aurora database
* Experience with hosting applications in AWS/cloud
* Experience in SCRUM/Agile methodologies
* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field


* Experience with Hibernate
* Experience with Spring framework
* Experience with JavaScript, CSS
* Experience developing shell or Perl scripts

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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