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Programming Intern - Rendering


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.

This internship is for Summer 2023.

Programming Intern - Rendering

Playa Vista, CA or Remote 

Santa Monica Studio is the PlayStation Studio that develops the popular "God of War" series. The programming team of SMS is considered best in class as they push the envelope of our development tools to allow for as efficient of an iteration process as possible. This intern will contribute to that and help bring our creative dreams to life.


  • Implement rendering technology as directed by more senior engineers
  • Help maintain existing systems
  • Collaborate with customers
  • Write clear, maintainable, portable, and highly functional code
  • Profile and optimize to remove bottlenecks
  • Test and document code produced


  • Seniors and juniors graduating between December 2022 through June 2024
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university, pursuing a Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Expertise in C and C++
  • Expertise in a shading language, such as HLSL
  • Knowledge of a graphics API, such as DirectX, Vulkan, or Metal
  • Understanding of basic computer graphics concepts, such as deferred rendering and shadow mapping
  • Proficient in linear algebra
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members
  • Commitment to code quality, documentation, and sound testing procedures

Desired qualifications:

  • At least one complete self-driven, self-created project showcasing at least one computer graphics technique (any size, any genre, any platform)

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, Los Angeles, CA
Date found: 2022-11-03

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