Vacancy : Industry Placement Opportunity 2022 - Bristol

About the role:

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

SN Systems, part of SIE, offers well-respected industry placement opportunities each year in its software development department. The program 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 several 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 analyzing customer problems. You will be mentored by experienced engineers throughout your time with us.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Studying a recognised Computer Science course.
  • We normally take students who have completed two years of a three or four year Computer Science course.

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

  • Motivated and adaptable to work in this fast-moving industry.
  • Enthusiasm and good communication skills are essential since all roles involve teamwork.
  • Passionate about software development and keen to learn.

Essential Skills

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

Desirable Skills:

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


  • Salary - £26,000


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. 

Our closing date for applications is 1st November 2021.

Benefits of working at SN Systems 

  • Opportunities to work on collaborative projects with teams in Tokyo, Dublin and in the Bay Area 
  • Innovation time for research and projects of your own choosing 
  • 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 
  • Excellent benefits package and working conditions 

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.

We are developing our approach to flexible working, giving colleagues the opportunity to work at home, as well as collaboration time and moments that matter in the office.

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.