Sr. C++ Software Development Engineer in Test

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Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test

PlayStation HQ in San Mateo, CA


We will consider mid to senior plus level professional experience.


A forward-thinking individual to join our R&D team and partner with our development and quality teams around the world. This engineer would excel at problem solving and look beyond just immediate issues to drive improvements in both our software and our development infrastructures. Here, you will craft software development and testing processes in an AGILE environment, communicate with multiple engineering teams concurrently, design tools, and be proactive about testing, automation, and pursuing innovative solutions. If this is you, we want to hear from you!


  • Develop test systems/infrastructure for PlayStation SDK libraries, features and components; for example, 3D audio, video/image processing, or real-time graphics.
  • Setup CI/CD pipelines for building and running software tools and automated tests on mixed hardware platforms in a networked environment.
  • Innovate tools and techniques to improve software production quality and testing efficiency.
  • Instrument collection of runtime metrics, operational and performance data and produce business intelligence analysis/reports.
  • Craft test plans with samples/specifications and execute tests in continuous delivery mode.


  • Professional experience in software engineering using C++ and Python.
  • Strong foundation in data structures & algorithms, software design and engineering principles.
  • Passion for QA engineering and automation! Ability to discuss pros/cons of state-of-the-art test technologies and techniques. Promote Test Driven Development, unit testing, integration testing, systems testing.
  • Experience with dev tools including Perforce, Git, SVN, Jenkins, Clang/LLVM, Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL, MongoDB.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent (MS is preferred).

Nice to Have:

  • Game console and multi-platform dev experience: PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Linux.
  • Professional or research experience with digital (image/video, audio) signal processing.
  • Familiarity using data analysis and reporting tools: Grafana, MS PowerBI, Excel.


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