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Lead Staff Systems Engineer

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Lead Staff Systems Engineer in San Diego, United States

  • PlayStation
  • Full time
  • Intermediate
  • Email
  • San Diego, United States
  • 02/10/2021
  • Report

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.


We are looking for an experienced Lead Staff Engineer to lead an automation team and join our growing team in the Global Service Operations organization. The mission of this group is to provide 24/7 operational support of the Sony Network Platform


  • Drive teams to build Observability and automation solutions for Operational support, to prevent problem recurrence and automate responses to errors and alerts
  • Leading, coaching, mentoring, and encouraging a dedicated team of software engineers to design, build, deploy and support Observability and automation tools that enable our teams to provide the best gaming experience for our customers.
  • Improve upon and deliver the vision and strategy for Operations automation through collaboration with engineering, operations, and leadership across PlayStation teams
  • Lead concurrent projects. Estimate, plan, and slice projects to deliver frequent value to production.
  • Build and develop a high energy, committed, motivated engineering team focusing on engineering and operational excellence to deliver awesome business results.
  • Collaborate across business units, internal customers, and product teams to develop and execute against the team's vision, strategy, and roadmap.
  • Use technical expertise and industry trends to influence software development standard methodologies.
  • Handle day-to-day activities of the engineering team using Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • Lead the team who support the operations for PlayStation Network platform by collaborating with international Sony groups, external parties, to provide application support and fulfill service requests.
  • Ability to investigate, solve, and triage complex production software, applications, service issues and misuse.


  • Consistent track record of leading robust engineering teams
  • Breadth and depth of experience in building automation solutions for large scale applications
  • 5+ years of experience in Software development, building automation solutions
  • 2+ years in a technical leadership as team lead and/or management experience, leading engineering teams and mentoring others.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills with the ability to partner and influence other managers, engineers, and executives
  • Proven track record of building, growing, and leading technical teams that effectively deliver services following agile principles
  • Demonstrated experience following software engineering best-practices
  • Experience with automation, configuration management operating in public cloud environments
  • Exceptional written and spoken communication skills and the ability to remain calm, composed, and customer focused.
  • Programming experience in Java or C++ and/or strong scripting skills (Ruby, Bash, or Python).
  • Experience supporting web applications in Java, Tomcat stacks.
  • Experience with any of the Observability tools - DataDog, Splunk, Catchpoint, Light Step, Imply, etc.
  • Experience investigating, improving, and fixing complex systems and applications on *nix platforms.
  • Experience in real-time databases (such as Oracle, Cassandra, Aerospike, etc.).
  • Experience developing applications on Unix/Linux platforms.
  • Capable of quickly inspecting complex problems, understanding dependencies, and deducing the root issue.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with distributed systems / microservice architecture.
  • Experience in deploying, operating, and running services in AWS or other cloud environments.
  • Experience in EKS & K8.
  • Experience working in a highly available finance, or revenue-sensitive environment, with e-commerce and payment processing on a global scale.
  • Excellent analytical skills, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Good understanding of software development and quality assurance processes.
  • Experience in developing cross-platform code.
  • Experience with Java Application Servers/Containers


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, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

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We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.


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