Full Time Job

Sr Tools Programmer


Los Angeles, CA 04-29-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Why PlayStation?

Join the award-winning team that created God of War

This role can be fully remote or onsite in Playa Vista, CA (when the studio re-opens) with relocation support, if needed.

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced Tools Programmer to join us for the development of a new unannounced title!

You're into making everyone else's life better. You're into tools. You spend your time thinking about workflow improvements and slick user interfaces and optimizations that will decrease iteration times. You're talented and motivated, with tons of initiative. You get things done. Sound interesting? If so, give us a shout!

• Collaborate to analyze workflows, identify areas for improvement, establish requirements, design and implement solutions
• Contribute to the overall vision for content-authoring tools within the studio
• Troubleshoot issues; solve them: implement robust, high-quality solutions
• Profile and optimize systems to remove bottlenecks and improve performance
• Mentor and guide team members in areas of expertise; instill best practices

• Minimum five years of professional programming experience
• Expertise in C/C++ and Python
• Good understanding of 3D math
• Skilled in tools design, workflows and usability
• Professional experience demonstrating proficiency in algorithm design, understanding of complexity, and software architecture and design
• Extensive knowledge of various DCC packages, such as Maya, 3DS Max, and/or equivalent
• Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusability
• Excellent spoken and written communication
• Good collaborator within a large, diverse team

• Industry experience working or shipping AAA titles
• Familiar with different game engines and their toolsets
• Experience with OpenMaya and Maya plugin development
• Knowledge in PySide and Maya API are desirable



Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r196ky-3-238-72-122-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.