Senior Online Programmer

San Mateo, CA

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Senior Online Programmer

PlayStation: San Diego Studio

We will consider mid-level to senior plus professional experience.

Position Overview

We have a great opportunity to join PlayStation Studios. We are seeking a Senior Online Programmer to assist with development and improvement of online systems and tools for the MLB The Show product line. After learning the current online architecture and systems, you will add online features to the game, extend or develop server-side systems and implement groundbreaking features. Your efforts will directly impact the next generation of The Show. If this is you, then you need to come play with us here in sunny San Diego.


  • Learn, maintain, and augment existing online code, servers, and tools.
  • Collaborate with designers to turn ideas into concrete game features.
  • Recognize sub-optimal code systems and workflows, refactoring as needed.
  • Research and experiment with new implementation techniques.


  • Expert programming skills with C++.
  • Strong programming skills with C#.
  • Experience with distributed systems.
  • Experience with asynchronous message passing architectures.
  • A detailed understanding of Internet communications and associated standard methodologies.
  • Experience with operating a live service.
  • Multi-platform development experience (*nix, Windows, gaming console).
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to write efficient, compact code for systems with limited resources.
  • Ability to design and implement modular and easily extensible solutions.
  • Experience with user interface programming and tools development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Game industry experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with .Net, WPF, and MVVM UI development.
  • Familiarity with MySQL or other RDBMS.
  • Familiarity with cryptography or TLS/SSL.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD systems and deployment orchestration.
  • Detailed baseball rules understanding.

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