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What you’ll be doing:
Evaluating state-of-the-art research that can include Machine Learning, AI and graphics, before productionising as a variety of services, plug-ins and applications
Collaborating with the Design and Art teams to deliver proof-of-concepts using different software and hardware solutions
Collaborating with the Server team deliver network enabled solutions and components that can be packaged and deployed within cloud architectures
Continuously innovating, developing, and delivering advancements for existing projects
Participate in code reviews and contribute to continuous improvement of the development process
What we’re looking for:
This is a senior engineering role. It is expected that you will provide technical leadership and guidance to the team and also within organizational wide initiatives.
You will deliver complex projects, solve challenging technical problems, and contribute to the development of innovative solutions.
You should have a history of driving projects from conception to completion, achieving meaningful outcomes, and making a positive impact on the products, systems, or processes you’ve worked on.
Your ability to deliver high-quality work within established timelines and constraints is crucial.
You should be able to articulate complex technical concepts clearly and concisely to various audiences, including technical and non-technical team members and stakeholders.
You must be able to demonstrate expertise to develop in C++ and Unreal Engine.
You’ll need to be passionate about games, software and hardware design, staying updated with emerging technologies and industry trends, and showcasing your ability to adapt to new challenges and technologies.
You’ll need to have some (not all) of the following:
Strong proficiency in modern C++
Strong knowledge and ability to construct blueprints within Unreal Engine
Shader programming experience
Experience of 3D/UI graphics programming with Vulkan or similar API
Experience in Machine Learning is a plus
Strong technical background in maths or computer science, educated to at least degree level or with equivalent experience
Able to review, debug and enhance already produced code
Ability to work constructively as part of a larger team
Ability to work proactively on your own
Good presentation and communication skills
Nice to have
Experience in leading or participating in cross-functional teams and projects is also beneficial
Experience with git / github / gitlab source control
Experience with testing methodology and frameworks
Experience with continuous integration systems and pipelines
Experience of video and audio encoding
Experience and awareness of the 3D art and animation pipelines within Unreal Engine
Experience with Unity (c#)
Knowledge of PlayStation hardware and SDK
At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.
Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.
In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click to learn more.
The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
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.