Vacancy : Graduate Software Engineer in Test, Host Tools (FTC) – Bristol

Why PlayStation®?

PlayStation® isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. PlayStation has thrilled gamers since 1994, when the original PlayStation was launched. Today, PlayStation is recognised as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment.

SN Systems is a core part of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), the organisation which manages PlayStation.

We offer a diverse, inclusive culture where every one of our employees has room to grow.

About the role:

Join us and be a member of the team that tests the development tools used to create every PlayStation game.

This is a great opportunity to build a career in Software Engineering in Test, working on industry leading development tools and being mentored by experts in their field.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months, with the possibility of permanent employment.

What you’ll be doing

  • Developing tests for new applications, new features and regressions.
  • Developing test strategies with application teams.
  • Automating tests as part of our continuous integration systems.
  • Investigating issues and creating reproducible test cases.
  • Conducting manual, exploratory testing.
  • Reporting test results clearly (including performance and coverage).

What we are looking for:

Must have

  • Experience, or a genuine interest, in developing tests for software applications.
  • An understanding of software testing techniques.
  • Good C# programming skills.
  • Understanding of C++.
  • Experience in, or at least some familiarity with, triaging bugs and creating reproducible tests.
  • Familiarity with or an awareness of software build tools, issue tracking and source control systems.

Nice to have

  • Experience of Microsoft Windows applications.
  • Experience of automating tests.
  • Experience of Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Experience of testing development tools.
  • Experience using Powershell and Python.

Benefits of working at SN Systems 

  • Flexible working, giving colleagues the opportunity to work at home, as well as collaboration time and moments that matter in the office.
  • Time and space to research and develop cutting edge technologies.
  • Opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills by learning about the latest techniques in a team of experts with a wealth of industry experience.
  • Relaxed working environment with high level of trust and autonomy. All staff are encouraged to express their views and challenge the status quo.
  • Annual bonus opportunity.
  • 25 days holiday plus national holidays.
  • Generous staff discount across all Sony products.
  • Plus, many more exciting benefits.

Application Process

Please submit a CV and covering letter indicating why you are interested in the role, and your relevant experience. Send your application to  

Candidates must be eligible to work legally within the British Isles. 

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months, with the possibility of permanent employment.

About SN Systems

We create development tools for PlayStation® platforms including PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®VR2. From debuggers and performance analyzers to compilers and target communication servers, our products are designed to make PlayStation® developers' work easier and more efficient. We have a deep understanding of game developers' needs, and use our expertise to create a range of advanced development tools.

SN Systems is part of Sony Interactive Entertainment's (SIE), Software Engineering Group (SEG), which is in turn part of PlayStation Experience Group (PEG). SN Systems has created the programming tools used on every PlayStation® home and portable platform.

We currently employ c. 100 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.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees, and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.