Vacancy : Software Engineer - 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®.

Why SN Systems?

SN Systems are PlayStation®’s software technology experts and enjoy a privileged position of combining the resources of being part of SIE, with the 'small company' feel that makes SN such a dynamic place to work.

We love our work and are proud to employ brilliant people that provide a world class set of compilers and development tools that enable game developers across the globe to create the best games on PlayStation®.

About 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 and components that are part of the PlayStation® SDK, used by thousands of game developers, testers, artists, and producers. Develop Visual Studio and MSBuild extensions to provide seamless integration for editing, building, and debugging software written for PlayStation® console hardware.

You will be responsible for developing new features, improving existing functionality, and producing tests to validate changes. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate strong design and coding skills, a desire to explore new ideas and, above all, have a passion for quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyse customer requirements to produce maintainable designs.
  • Develop and deliver work to team schedules.
  • Help maintain continuous integration testing systems.
  • Participate in code and documentation reviews.
  • Provide input to technical writers producing documentation.
  • Work with support engineers to troubleshoot customer issues.

Qualifications and experience

  • BSc in Computer Science / Engineering degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • 2 years C# experience in a commercial environment.

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

  • Strong team working and collaboration skills.
  • Keen to develop and grow as an engineer.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong C# and .NET framework development skills.
  • Knowledge of software testing techniques.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • C++ development experience.
  • Design pattern knowledge.
  • A TeamCity familiarity.
  • Experience with WPF.

Location:

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 sn-careers@sony.com  

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

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.