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Principal Engineer – Platform Expert – London

Location: London, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

SIEE London


Our client is a global brand and they are well known for delivery of quality Games and Hardware. Their internal Dev-Support team are looking for a Senior/Principal Engineer with strong maths and graphics programming experience, to join the team to support all game developers across the companies globally.

The Dev Support team provides support to the development community for all areas of the PlayStation platforms, covering areas including graphics, system features, network technologies (including PlayStation Network) and the submissions process. The team works closely with various teams across the worldwide studio family helping to define the direction taken now and in the future, as well as contributions to platform libraries.

Your goal will be to help game developers push the capabilities of the PS4 and PlayStation VR.

Alongside a team of engineers supporting developers on all PlayStation platforms, you will work directly with games companies. You will use your experience to provide advice on effective implementation of techniques and optimisations for our hardware, through a support website, as well as on-site visits, training and presentations at developer conferences.

You will be involved in the analysis and communication of technical information both internally and externally (to share knowledge and information with the PlayStation developer community).

In addition to the primary support tasks you will have opportunity to research and develop efficient techniques, components, tutorials, whitepapers and conference materials.


Requires Skills and Experience:

  • Strong C/C++ skills and structured programming techniques
  • Strong 3D maths and experience of graphics programming with OpenGL, DirectX or equivalent
  • Games development background, working on multiple titles, ideally console
  • Excellent analysis and problem solving skills
  • Experience using Performance Analysis tools and implementing optimisations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Good time management skills
  • Good debugging skills
  • Adaptive to new tools and technologies

Good to Have:

  • Good Computer Science or equivalent Degree
  • Experience of PlayStation platforms
  • Assembly language / low level programming experience
  • Experience of multi-threaded programming
  • Bilingual or Multilingual

Other information:

You will need to be a strong team player, but be able act independently, professionally and proactively. You should be quick to learn new skills, be eager to embrace new challenges and to travel from time to time.

To apply or for further information about the role please contact Jody on +44 (0) 1206214423 or mail a copy of your CV to

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Jody Zarkos | Technical Consultant
OPM Response LTD

Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214423  |  Email: |  Skype: jody.zarkos.opm


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