Vacancy : Graduate Software Engineer in Test - Bristol

About the role:

To be a member of the team that tests the development tools used to create every PlayStation®4 game.

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

Responsibilities include:

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


  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Essential skills

  • 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

Desirable skills

  • Experience of Microsoft Windows applications
  • Experience of automating tests
  • Experience of Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Experience of testing development tools

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

  • Passion for software quality and a positive customer experience
  • The ability to gain the respect of, and work successfully with others, regardless of reporting line
  • Influencing and persuasion skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Is thorough, patient, and works calmly under pressure


Negotiable DOE

Excellent benefits package and working conditions

Start date


Application Process

If you meet these requirements we would love to hear from you.

Please submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating why you are interested in the role, and describing your relevant experience. 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® developer’s 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. 90 people in Bristol (HQ), Dublin and San Jose in a dynamic environment where change is the norm.