Lead Software Engineer

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.


Lead Software Engineer 

Cloud Gaming Engineering & Infrastructure 

Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking for a hardworking Lead Software Engineer seeking to push the boundaries of cloud gaming. As part of the Hardware and Systems Engineering team. You will be responsible for the design of cutting-edge technology powering PlayStation Now and other cloud-based services. As technical lead, you will have the opportunity to craft the design of innovative hardware and software technology with a team of other hardworking engineers. You will have broad exposure to Linux / BSD systems and a wide variety of CPU, storage and network technologies.
Never a  day, this position offers a healthy mix of development and research projects, ensuring that work is both challenging and exciting. The ideal candidate has a strong vision for the future, enjoys pursuing challenging problems and takes extraordinary pride in overcoming them.


  • Act as a technical lead and mentor to other team members
  • Hold team to a high standard of code quality
  • Driving technical architecture and execution
  • Craft and develop robust modular systems
  • Tackle performance and reliability issues at a global scale


  • BS in Computer Science / Software Engineering or 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • 10+ years of combined experience in C/C++ and/or Rust/Python
  • Validated experience in low-level Linux / BSD systems programming
  • Proven track record in tech lead position

Skills & Knowledge

  • Outstanding C/C++/Rust programming skills
  • Strong Python programming and development skills
  • Strong debugging / analysis / troubleshooting skills
  • Linux and/or FreeBSD user/kernel space
  • Networking and inter-process communication
  • Experience with distributed systems architecture
  • Git version control
  • Ability to seek out and evaluate new technologies / frameworks
  • Project and people management experience
  • Strong communication and documentation skills

Additional attributes

  • Motivated self-starter
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Familiarity with software-as-a-service
  • Active contributor to open-source projects is a plus
  • Understanding of Japanese language and culture is a plus


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 build 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.



Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation is looking to hire a Lead Software Engineer at their Aliso Viejo, CA, USA location. Job contains the tags Lead, Unity, C++, Python, Linux, Lua and Programmer.
Job discovered on 10/17/2020