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Senior Software Engineer

Culver City | Req ID: JR20-10284

Technology at Sony Pictures

Join us in a dynamic fast paced environment focused on delivering value by leveraging an agile framework. In support of our ever evolving film and television businesses, our IT teams leverage the latest technologies and focus on cloud adoption.

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Be a part of a diverse, inclusive and collaborative culture that focuses on professional development, high performance and growth by leveraging structured programs that include OKRs (stretch for amazing) and modern development planning tools (e.g. competency model). Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

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  • change agent
  • effective communicator

Job Details

REQ ID JR20-10284 Date posted 03/01/2021

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for designing, implementing, debugging, and maintaininglarge C++ systems for real-time 3D applicationsYou will help drive and innovate development in areassuch as2D image algorithms,memory management, data loading and parsing, and multi-threaded optimizations.You will help debug and fix released software used by customers.You will work closely withthe senior managementdesignersas well as other team members to deliver high quality software solutions.


  • Design, implement, and maintain efficient and reliable C++ code
  • Test, debug, profile, and optimize C++ code
  • Work closely with other engineers to develop new systems
  • Document designs and implemented systems
  • Mentorship and guidance for junior engineers


  • BSdegreein Computer Science, Software Engineering,or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years ofprofessionalexperiencewritingproduction C++ code with emphasis on object-oriented programming
  • Excellent understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • One or more shipped application or game where you made a significant contribution to largeC++ systems
  • Excellent debuggingand optimization skills
  • Great understanding of multi-threadedsoftware architecture
  • Good knowledge ofmodernhardware architecture
  • Good knowledge of linear algebra and vector math
  • Familiar with modern C++ - 14/17/20
  • Great verbal and written communication
  • Self-motivated and proactive with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently and prioritize work


  • Experiencewith multi-CPU hardware and NUMA aware code

  • Experiencewith Linux software development

  • Experience with VR development and optimization techniques

  • Familiar withCMakeand cross-platform development

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

*As part of our commitment to health and safety, SPE requires all U.S. non-union applicants and employees to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or to request and obtain approval of a reasonable accommodation based on disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. To request an accommodation for purposes of participating in the hiring process, you may contact us at

Behind the Scenes

Kaushal Sheth Director, Sr App Lead

“I’m proud to work in a place that is always teeming with life. As part of the IT organization, we are constantly innovating and finding new ways to apply technology to solve business problems, in order to support the talent and teams who make award winning shows and movies. The culture at Sony Pictures is very diverse and we have many opportunities to get involved. I serve on the board of employee groups and enjoy the experience and exposure that allows me to interact and network with all facets of the entertainment industry. ”

Gina Erikkson Vice President of Corporate Finance

“I’ve had the pleasure of working at Sony Pictures for almost 10 years and it has been a dream come true! The Lot is filled with energy, creativity, and history around every corner. My colleagues are friendly, supportive, and likeminded. Our work is challenging and filled with new opportunities every day. There are very few environments with this much to offer and I am proud to be part of such an innovative and iconic brand such as Sony Pictures.”

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