Vacancy : Industry Placement Opportunity 2021

About the role:

Join the team that develops and tests the development tools used to create every PlayStation® game.

SN Systems, part of Sony Interactive Entertainment, offers well-respected industry placement opportunities each year in its software development department.

The programme is for one year and provides the chance to work at the cutting edge of the PlayStation® development tools industry.


During the year you will spend time working in a number of our teams including the compiler, debugger and performance analysis tools teams. You will have the opportunity to contribute towards new versions of our software tools by developing code, measuring performance, writing tests and analysing customer problems. You will be mentored by experienced engineers throughout your time with us.

Normally we take students who have completed two years of a three or four year Computer Science course.


  • Studying a recognised Computer Science course.

Essential Skills

  • Competent in writing programs in C/C++.


Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of developing applications for Windows.
  • Competent with a scripting language.


  • Candidates must be motivated and adaptable to work in this fast-moving industry.
  • Enthusiasm and good communication skills are essential since all roles involve teamwork.


  • Salary circa £24,000 per annum.
  • 25 days holiday entitlement (on a pro-rata basis if you work less than a full year with us).
  • Standard hours are 37 per week, with some flexibility as to your exact work pattern.

Start Date:

  • July/August each year for c12 months.


Bristol, UK

Application Process:

If you feel you have what it takes to work for a multi-national company serving some of the biggest game studios around the world, submit a CV and covering letter indicating why you are interested in the role, and your relevant experience (through course modules, projects and so on).  The closing date for the placement commencing summer 2021 is 11th January 2021

The first stage of our assessment process will be to email you a technical assessment to complete, which takes around an hour, and can be started at a time convenient to you. 

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About SN Systems

We create development tools for PlayStation® platforms including PlayStation®5 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. 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.