Senior DevOps Engineer

Sony Playstation
London, England, United Kingdom
14 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.

Department overview:

We seek a Senior DevOps Engineer within the Content and Customer Support Engineering group. Supporting the Partner Platform, Partner applications are used worldwide by content creators to interact and publish their content onto the PlayStation platform, including games, apps, movies, music and more. The ideal candidate has experience developing and maintaining sophisticated platform solutions, a history of taking ownership and driving IT initiatives that continually improve efficiency, agility, performance, and operational excellence. If this is you, please apply!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working within the team to drive DevOps excellence and to support and deliver operational requirements
  • Support and maintain large scale production workloads, web applications, microservices deployed in the cloud (AWS)
  • Actively build and support the move from monolithic to services-based architecture
  • Facilitate collaboration across multiple engineering teams.
  • Drive innovation and continuous process improvement across the platform with a focus on automation.
  • Participate in global technical communities, helping to set and drive platform standards.
  • Support the full software development lifecycle.

What we're looking for:

  • Automation & system provisioning, metrics, monitoring, scalability, and security.
  • Fluency in at least one programming language other than bash e.g. GO, Python
  • Developing CI/CD processes, automation, and workflows
  • Operating one or more CI solutions for production workloads (Jenkins, TravisCI, team City, etc)
  • Operating Production Cloud Workloads in at least one cloud provider (AWS/Azure/GCP)
  • Delivering Production content using CDN technologies (Akamai, Cloudfront)
  • Operating Production containers workloads and container orchestration technologies (Kubernetes).
  • Experience tracking SLA/SLI and continuously improving
  • Strong RCA, solving, and debugging skills
  • Strong Understanding of Networking & Information Security
  • Self-motivated, strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to decompose sophisticated problems into simple components


  • Experience working in an Agile/ SCRUM development style
  • Experience of architecting/ building scalable and highly available services
  • Experience with Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible
  • Experience of Datadog, Nagios or Sentry
  • Experience with Kubernetes and cloud native tools
  • Advanced experience working with AWS services
  • Microservice architecture experience (We are migrating towards an SOA architecture)
  • Working with geographically dispersed teams


  • Discretionary bonus opportunity
  • Flexible working
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year + Summer wellness break
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar
  • Access to cycle garage and showers
  • First Party Games Allocation

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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