Vacancy : Software Engineer (Target Management Tools Team) - Dublin

About the role:

The Target Management Tools Team, based in central Dublin, develop a range of software tools which are part of the PlayStation® SDK and are used by thousands of game developers, testers, artists and producers.

These tools manage network connected development kits, enabling developers to run game code whilst remotely viewing and controlling gameplay. Our real time memory analysis tool helps developers to profile and investigate memory related issues.

This role will suit you if you have up to four years relevant experience. We will also consider a talented engineer with less experience who is passionate about software engineering and keen to develop their career.


As a Software Engineer you will be working as part of a team in an Agile/Scrum environment. You will be responsible for developing new tools and improving existing features in our Target Manager suite of tools. We have a strong focus on stability and usability.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc in Computer Science / Engineering degree or equivalent industry experience

Essential Skills:

  • Up to 4 years practical experience in software development.
  • Strong C/C++ development and debugging skills.
  • Experience of developing applications for Windows.
  • Experience of UI design and implementation.
  • Experience with high performance/multi-threaded applications.
  • A solid understanding of software testing techniques including writing unit tests.
  • An understanding of IDEs and Debuggers

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of: C#, DirectX, Dynamic “scripting” languages such as Python, Lisp or Ruby, Continuous Integration and Version control systems is a plus.
  • Experience of interfacing with networks and hardware e.g. TCP/IP, USB.
  • Knowledge and experience of Windows device driver model (WDM) and writing user and kernel mode drivers.
  • Experience of developing applications for Linux and Mac OS.

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

  • Exceptional design and coding skills
  • A desire to explore ideas and, above all, have a passion for quality.




  • Negotiable, dependant on experience.
  • Excellent benefits package and working conditions.

Start Date:

  • Immediate

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 Ireland.

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® 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.