Software Engineer II (Java)

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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Software Engineer II (Java)

Los Angeles, CA

The primary role for this position will be to work on the development of back-end applications and components and the integration with third party systems. The ideal candidate must be a skilled Java developer with experience in web application development, full life-cycle application development and systems integration. They will work with peers on the development of large-scale systems that support other Sony’s businesses in the digital content area. The role will primarily be focused on development and delivery of projects. This entails architecture, coding, unit testing, bug fixing and assistance in the deployment to production as well as maintenance knowledge transfers. The Software Engineer is expected to communicate with members of the Technology group by providing status, identifying and raising issues and participating in planning activities.

Our group develops software for the PlayStation Network. This network provides online services for the PS4, Web, PS3, PSP, Vita, Tablets, mobile phones, PC, Bravia TVs and more. We build large internal enterprise applications which integrate and support such services as Movie/TV Show streaming, PSN gaming commerce and much more. Our environment is fast, agile and we use some of the latest tools out there.


Write Java code for internal application development
Write JavaScript code for internal web development
Write and execute unit tests using JUnit and other testing frameworks
Apply and help refine coding standards
Create required documentation including low-level design documents
Ownership of the implementation and delivery of mid-size to large features
Design mid-size features or implement more complex features as designed by technical lead
Communicate estimates, schedules, issues and dependencies to technical or project lead
Increase expertise in the areas of development related to the assigned projects
Identify and address issues independently
Fix bugs and provide support for business and maintenance teams
Refactor existing code base and improve overall quality of code
Perform knowledge shares
Proactively improve development processes
Participate in the establishment of best practices


3+ years of proven programming experience in Java developing web applications, object oriented design and design patterns, and passionate about writing high quality and well-architected code
3+ years of experience with JavaScript
3+ years of experience with RDBMS and writing SQL queries
2+ years of experience with JSON and related libraries and technologies
2+ years of experience with RESTful APIs
2+ years of experience using source control systems (e.g., Git, Perforce, etc.)
2+ years of experience utilizing JUnit and other testing frameworks
Demonstrated experience developing and delivering both consumer-facing web-based solutions and intranet/extranet type applications for internal users and partners
Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical team members
Experience using Linux or UNIX-variant operating systems
Experience with advanced web UI technologies (e.g. jQuery, AngularJs, ReactJs)
Experience with Oracle, MySQL/Aurora database
Experience with hosting applications in AWS/cloud
Experience in SCRUM/Agile methodologies
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field


Experience with Hibernate / JPA
Experience with Spring framework
Experience with Node
Experience with AWS technologies, including Serverless, S3, Cloud Formation
Experience with CSS
Experience developing shell or Perl scripts
Sony 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, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

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