Sony Electronics Inc.

Senior Software Engineer

Job Title

Software Engineer


Electronics sector


Culver City, U.S.


Gross remuneration 25000.00 - 35000.00 € Yearly

Job Type


Working hours

Full time

Job Description

We are looking for a full-time Senior Software Engineer to be responsible for handling our team's ongoing projects. We’re looking for an individual with an inquisitive and creative mindset, who is a quick and voracious learner, open minded, and enjoys engineering creative solutions.

To be a successful candidate, you will need to have a very good breadth of programming experience and be ready to apply your skills in any area- from JavaScript, working with AWS services, and proprietary system integration. You should be comfortable with building software end-to-end to create quick, reliable, customer proof of concepts with the purpose to productize. You should be able to work alone comfortably, collaborate with distributed team members, demonstrate and train others on your creations, and report on your achievements/progress in meetings. You should enjoy researching information and digging deep to solve problems.

Responsibilities will include investigating and prototyping early technologies, defining and developing engaging new application leveraging those core technologies, preparing status report and communicate among teams and project stakeholders.  We take time to understand the customer through various research, discover the core issues, then define products that solve their real problems. A quick loop of prototyping, user testing, and iterations are the culture of CCL. 

Who we are:

R&D Center US Culver City Laboratory (CCL) is a newly established branch office of Sony Corporation's Research & Development Center (RDC). We focus on providing an engaging and unique technology to Sony Group's entertainment business segments, such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and their group companies to support their business. 

CCL's primary role is application R&D. We develop application technologies while employing Human Center Design philosophy. We take time to understand the customer through various research, discover the core issues, then define products that solve their real problems. A quick loop of prototyping, user testing, and iterations are the culture of CCL. To achieve these objectives of CCL, Application Software Engineer is an important role.

Because our team is small, we sometimes operate like a start-up. We welcome an enthusiastic individual who is willing to wear multiple hats when necessary to get things done. 

What you'll be doing:

  • This role is a software development position. Your primary focus will be helping to define and create frontend and backend web and existing platform that interacts with multiple cloud-based tools.
  • The development stack will vary based upon customer needs and product goals; thus candidate should have a good breadth of knowledge and be comfortable in quickly bringing idea to solution. Important ideas and discoveries may be patented.
  • You may also conduct performance evaluations and implementations of software provided by Sony R&D and external company.
  • You will help to not only define the system architecture but to speak to its pros/cons thoroughly and welcome all input/changes.
  • Participate in scoping and developing user experiences that delight the customer, create exciting new initiatives, solve interesting and unique problems, grow technical insight and collaborate across functional boundaries in defining architecture, APIs, and overall design
  • Research available technologies in the markets and conduct evaluations, and report to the team. Synthesize the research outcomes to ideate, plan, and develop a unique R&D solution that solves our customer’s core problems.

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree in Computer Science, or related field is required. MS is preferred
  • 5-7+ years of full stack application development experience
  • 7-9+ years of professional experience in engineering with a demonstrated track record of technical innovation
  • Solid understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node, React, OOP, REST API and server-side development.
  • Experience or knowledge with a breadth of AWS services Infrastructure and deploying solutions using best practices (EC2, S3, Lambda, Cognito, SNS, SES, SQS, API Gateway, Docker, ElasticSearch, TerraForm, CloudFormation, Jenkins)
  • Game engine knowledge and expertise is preferable especially AR/VR area or Virtual Production
  • Experience with Git/GitHub and managing code on multiple branches is expected
  • Lead a team of strong technology developers that work with researching and developing a diverse scope of technologies
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends and developments
  • Work on constantly increasing the productivity of the team and inspire others to be creative problem solvers
  • Excellent technical, diagnostic, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to solve complex problems where precedent does not exist.
  • Requires a minimal level of guidance and direction
  • Ability to analyze possible solutions using standard procedures and develops new procedures when solutions do not exist
  • Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work outside of the regular business hours when necessary (We work with international teams and our meeting last until 7 or 8 pm periodically)

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS certifications appreciated
  • User interface development experience (e.g. Vue, Angular, Ruby on Rails)
  • Integration with any machine learning projects or research teams
  • Experience using embedded boards like NVIDIA Jetson, Raspberry Pi, or equivalent.
  • Experience with 3D modeling, AI, AR/VR, Mixed Reality, Image sensing technologies, IOT is preferred
  • Experience building reusable UX components or libraries
  • Ability to rapidly prototype and adjust in response to customer feedback
  • Excellent interpersonal and a stellar communication skill
  • Understand Japanese language (Writing, reading, speaking) and culture is a huge plus
  • Experience working in Japanese corporate


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