Is PlayStation Entering the Mobile Store Market?

It’s not just Xbox that wants to move to iOS and Android (they have more concrete plans; we recently wrote about when to expect it), but PlayStation wants to try something as well.


A job ad has surfaced saying that Sony is looking for a software engineer for a mobile platform. According to the job ad, PlayStation Studios Mobile is looking for an experienced software engineer to design PlayStation’s platform for developing, publishing and operating free-to-play mobile games. The person in this role will lead the design and implementation of this platform, work with internal teams to connect mobile games to PlayStation services, and ensure that all mobile games meet PlayStation quality standards.

Responsibilities include designing the system architecture and backend services for the mobile games platform; measuring and improving the security, availability, throughput and cost efficiency of the platform; providing technical leadership and guidance to the platform engineering team; establishing pipelines and processes to facilitate the delivery of high quality software; collaborating across teams to integrate the platform with internal services; and influencing and contributing to the platform engineering roadmap. Must clearly communicate end-to-end system behavior to platform users and stakeholders, and actively track technical innovations, changes, and trends that impact mobile game development.

Desired skills and experience include 8+ years of professional experience in the mobile games industry, experience as a technical leader in an enterprise environment, ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences, expertise in software architecture, service design and distributed systems, and operating back-end services at scale. They should also have experience designing APIs or related SDKs and with infrastructure-as-code, containers and Kubernetes/EKS, working knowledge of Unity or Unreal Engine and emerging technologies impacting mobile game development. You should also have a B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent.

So a head-to-head race with Xbox?

Source: VGC, Greenhouse

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