Machine Learning Engineer

Sony Playstation
San Mateo, California, United States
18 days ago

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

The Future Technology Group are PlayStation's technology experts. We develop innovative technologies that push the boundaries of play, helping game developers make the best games on PlayStation by creating a world class gaming experience.

As part of the Future Technology Group team, you will be working with small, focused project teams researching and implementing innovative technologies, and finding ways to apply them to our platform and services.

We are looking for engineers to develop core technology and conduct innovative research in applying Machine Learning to different technological challenges.

Our focus is on areas such as content creation, AI-assisted design, animation, speech synthesis and autonomous gameplay agents.
We expect the candidate to develop and apply AI and deep learning algorithms, conduct experiments to optimize performance, and build prototypes. We encourage research publication and patents.


* Researching state of the art technologies
* Contributing to identifying and developing the technology portfolio of future PlayStation platforms
* Performing research and sharing information internally, in relevant conferences or publications
* Developing proof of concepts and innovative technology prototypes
* Anticipating technology trends and applying these to improve our existing and future PlayStation products/services


* PhD or a Master's Degree with 3+ years relevant industry experience.
* Strong technical background in Machine Learning, Math or Computer Science
* Strong coding and software engineering skills in a mainstream programming language; such as C, C++, Python, etc.
* Hands-on experience working with deep learning toolkits such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, or Keras
* Strong fundamental understanding of Machine Learning theory, architectures, and innovative research areas
* Self-motivated and ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team
* Excellent spoken and written communication skills

Nice to have:

* PhD in Machine Learning, Computer Science, or related field
* Specialization in one of the following areas:
* Experience of working with Reinforcement / Imitation Learning
* Experience of working with GANs
* Experience of working with Attention in Machine Learning
* Machine Learning applied to animation
* Machine Learning applied to content / asset creation
* Machine Learning applied to speech / audio processing and generation
* Publications in top machine learning, image, or NLP (Natural Language Processing) conferences
* Familiarity and interest in gaming applications
* Experience with research communities, including having published papers at conferences

Benefits of working in the Future Technology Group

* Technology development is not constrained by specific games/engines.
* There is time and space to research and develop innovative technologies
* Opportunities to work on collaborative projects with R&D teams across world, and with academia
* Innovation time for research and projects of your own choosing
* Opportunities to participate in global hackathons
* 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


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.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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