Vacancy : Software Engineer in Test - 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 tests the development tools used to create every PlayStation® game.

Game developers work under tight deadlines to produce high performance games. They demand reliable development tools that will help them make the next great game. You will play a key role by ensuring they receive only the highest quality development tools.

Responsibilities

  • Hands on developing tests for new applications, new features, and regressions.
  • Automating tests as part of our continuous integration systems and executing tests manually.
  • Using a well-structured approach, and implementing internal tools as needed, to improve test defect management, incident reporting and test data generation.
  • Reporting test results clearly.
  • Work with IT, to ensure the availability of appropriate test environments and data.

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

  • Passion for software quality and a positive customer experience.
  • The ability to gain the respect of, and work successfully, with others regardless of reporting line.
  • Strong influencing and persuasion skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thoroughness, patience, and works calmly under pressure.
  • Perseveres to understand and fully resolve problems.

Essential Skills

  • Proven experience in developing test strategies for software applications.
  • A solid understanding of software testing techniques.
  • Good C# programming skills.
  • Experience of automating tests.
  • Experience in triaging bugs and creating reproducible tests.
  • Familiarity with software build tools, issue tracking and source control systems.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of Microsoft Windows applications.
  • Experience of Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Experience of testing development tools.
  • Understanding of C++.

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. 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 the Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), Software Engineering organisation, which is in turn part of PlayStation Experience Division. 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.