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Company Name:
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
San Mateo, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
iOS, Linux / UNIX, Playstation 4
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
High School or equivalent

Senior Software Security Engineer

Sony Computer Entertainment of America is looking for a senior level individual to contribute to securing current and future PlayStation platforms. Conduct security design and code reviews. Work with other engineers in developing and enforcing secure coding initiatives.


Principle Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Conduct design reviews; identify priority lists for code reviews
  • Review platform / application security measures and provide feedback and solutions on fixes
  • Provide assessments on privacy, security risks, security maturity, security controls and gaps
  • Conduct security code reviews and document the results
  • Work with other engineers on addressing the found risks and issues

Required Knowledge / Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with secure coding / safe computing practices and code development
  • Knowledge of development of product security features, such as obfuscation, key-hiding, etc
  • Ability to analyze and stress-test software and conduct security design reviews
  • Knowledge of requirements for cyber security procedures, including documentation
  • Knowledge of penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, static & dynamic source code analysis tools and techniques
  • Familiarity with performing product security assessments and security audits Familiarity with Application Security Threat models
  • Familiarity with server side and network security issues and measures
  • Familiarity with various cryptographic algorithms and libraries


Required Experience / Education:

  • At least 7 years of experience in finding software exploits, security holes and problems
  • At least 7 years of experience in secure coding and code analysis
  • Solid knowledge of operating system designs, access and priority models Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or Equivalent

Preferred Experience / Education:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential
  • At least 10 years of experience in finding software and hardware exploits and vulnerabilities
  • Masters of Science in Computer Science

About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) is home to the PlayStation(R) family of products, including the PlayStation(R)3 (PS3 TM), PlayStation(R) Vita (PS Vita), PlayStation(R) Mobile and PlayStation(R)Network. Founded in 1994, SCEA has grown into a leading global computer entertainment brand and continues to redefine interactive consumer entertainment. Since the original PlayStation(R) first revolutionized the world of gaming, SCEA has repeatedly set the benchmark for innovation in home and portable entertainment through amazing gameplay experiences that inspire people across the world. Based in Foster City, CA, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North American operations and employs over 2,104 people in offices located in Foster City, CA, San Diego, CA, Santa Monica, CA and Bend, OR.
It is SCEA's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. SCEA does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law.  SCEA also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees.