Vacancy : Software Engineer, Debugger Team - 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.

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 have a strong desire to continue to learn, to develop and to explore ideas; to demonstrate strong design and coding skills, and, above all, have a passion for quality.

What you’ll be doing

  • 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.

What we are looking for:

Must have

  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • At least 2 years commercial experience.
  • Strong C/C++ development and debugging skills.
  • A solid understanding of software testing techniques including writing unit tests.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Nice to have

  • Experience of developing Microsoft Windows applications, including knowledge of Win32, GDI, WinForms, and WPF.
  • C# development experience.
  • Experience with high performance / multi-threaded applications.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, UDP.
  • An understanding of IDEs and Debuggers.
  • Knowledge of Debugger internals and Debugging file formats.
  • Knowledge of x86 / x64, and ARM assembly.
  • Knowledge of MSBuild.
  • Experience of COM, and .NET Interop.

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.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • 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. 

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.