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Engineering Manager - Graphics/Game Technologies

London, UK
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Engineering Manager - Graphics/Game Technologies
London 

Role Overview: 

Based in London, our team are part of the FSEE (Foundational Systems and Experiences Engineering) group, which build the Game Platform SDKs used by games developers to create PlayStation Games. 

Your primary focus will be people management of a team of engineers working on Graphics and Game Technologies (SDK Libraries, Tools, Samples). With a solid understanding of graphics engineering concepts, your main responsibility will be to lead and support a team of talented individuals to deliver the best possible technologies for our development partners. 

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Managing a team of engineers working on graphics libraries, tools and technologies, for our game SDKs. 
  • Connecting with stakeholders, making sure our solutions meet customer needs 
  • Working with engineers, to plan goals and objectives 
  • Encouraging research and innovation 
  • Spending time on research/investigations to define technical direction and set priorities.

What we’re looking for: 

  • Line management (goal setting, appraisals, staff development, performance management) 
  • Project management (planning, scheduling, prioritising tasks, managing resources) 
  • Games development experience (understanding of underlying technologies, understanding customer viewpoint) 
  • Technical leadership (you will be passionate about keeping up with game and graphics technologies, setting technical direction) 
  • Excellent communication skills ensuring good stakeholder relations (collaborating with development teams across the company. Ensuring customer needs are considered) 
  • Ability to research key areas and create technology plans. 

Desirable Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.  
  • Experience of games development (perhaps as part of a core tech team) 
  • Proven experience in managing and leading a team of researchers or developers, with a focus on graphics or game related technologies. 
  • Solid understanding of HW architecture, 3d computer graphics and games development technologies on modern GPUs. 
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, with a proven ability to inspire and motivate a team towards a common goal. 
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage resources, and meet project timelines. 
  • Deep passion for gaming and a keen interest in GPU technology trends such as ML and Ray-tracing. 
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies and a collaborative approach to problem-solving. 

Benefits: 

  • Discretionary bonus opportunity 
  • Hybrid Working (within Flexmodes) 
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Dental Scheme 
  • 25 days holiday per year 
  • On Site Gym 
  • Subsidised Café 
  • On site bar 
  • Access to cycle garage and showers 

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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