Vacancy : C++ Software Engineer - Bristol

About the role:

Join the team that creates the development tools used to make every PlayStation® game. You will work with experienced colleagues on a range of tools (graphical and command-line) and APIs. These tools are part of the PlayStation SDK and are used by thousands of game developers, testers, artists and producers.

You will be responsible for developing new features, improving existing features, and producing tests to validate any changes to the code base. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate strong design and coding skills, a desire to explore ideas and, above all, have a passion for quality.


  • Analysis of customer requirements to produce maintainable designs.
  • Develop and deliver work to schedule.
  • Participate in code and documentation reviews.
  • Provide estimates for tasks.
  • Provide input to technical writers producing documentation.
  • Work with support engineers on customer issues

Qualifications and experience:

  • BSc in Computer Science degree or equivalent experience.
  • Between 3 and 6 years commercial experience.

Essential skills:

  • Strong C/C++ development and debugging skills.
  • A solid understanding of software testing techniques including writing unit tests.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience of developing Microsoft Windows applications with graphical user interfaces, for example WinForms, WPF, GDI, and Win32.
  • Experience with high performance / multi-threaded applications.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, UDP.
  • An understanding of IDEs and Debuggers.
  • An understanding of Debugging file formats.
  • Knowledge of x86 / x64 assembly.
  • Knowledge of MSBuild.
  • Experience of C# development.
  • Experience of COM, and .Net Interop.

We anticipate that suitable candidates will demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • A passion for detail.
  • Recognises the value & responsibilities of being part of a team.
  • Keen to learn and grow as an engineer.





  • Negotiable, dependant on experience.
  • Excellent benefits package and working conditions.

Start Date:

  • Immediate

Application Process:

In your application please submit a CV that addresses the bullet-point items listed above, describing your experience level and interests. If you look like a good fit with our requirements you may to be asked to provide extra information, and/or invited to complete a remote technical exercise, to be done in your own time and sent through to us for assessment. Further stages involve a phone interview, and a face-to-face interview; this is a chance for you to meet the team, demonstrate your technical skills, get a feeling for who we are and what we do, and to see how you would fit within the team.

Applications should be sent to:

Candidates must be eligible to work legally within the United Kingdom.

About SN Systems

We create development tools for PlayStation® platforms including PlayStation®4 Pro and PlayStation®VR. From debuggers and performance analyzers to compilers and target communication servers, our products are designed to make PlayStation® developers' work easier and more efficient.

As a team under Sony Interactive Entertainment's (SIE) Hardware Engineering and Operation division working on research and development, we have a deep understanding of game developers' needs, and use our expertise to create a range of advanced development tools.

We currently employ c. 95 people in Bristol (HQ), Dublin and San Jose in a dynamic environment where change is the norm.

Equal Opportunity Statement

SN Systems 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.