Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions and regional headquarters in California, London and Tokyo. 

Senior Monitoring DevOps Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA (SoMa)

We're seeking a talented Senior Monitoring DevOps Engineer to join a team responsible for delivering an entertainment experiences for next gen gaming & entertainment consoles, right in the heart of the SoMA neighborhood San Francisco.

The team you will join primarily deals with collection of metrics and logs from each service run.  But that will not be the only tasks.  You will be expected to help with automation of many of the back-end infrastructure tasks, auto-scaling, self-healing, and building out new services related to data collection for other teams on multiple message busses and data platforms.

You will be part of a team that believes in delivering highly scalable software on the cloud.  This role is ideal for an engineer who is passionate about building and scaling cloud based systems with a particular focus on monitoring, real time data analysis and alerting. Critical activities for the health of the platform. We're specifically looking for a smart, talented individual who loves big amount of data.  Build & maintain the infrastructure that collects this data, process it, derive it, correlate what is happening, machine learning. Create smart alerts, smart dashboards, it’s the real combination of Ops and Dev.


  • Overseeing the log and metrics collection platform; building, supporting, maintaining, and troubleshooting it when it breaks.
  • Automate underlying AWS infrastructure and service management providing a reliable platform for all data, logging, and monitoring services. 
  • Own the jobs and processes that collect the data; own Splunk, own our Spark Clusters and infrastructure, owns Kafka. Own our monitoring infrastructure (Nagios / Sensu).
  • Continuously work on improving and tuning the data collection, what we monitor, how we alert.
  • Own the content that powers the operational dashboards displayed everywhere; work closely with developers on everything related to data platform technologies.
  • Build and maintain systems used internally by both the operations teams and development teams; be part of a rotation for 24/7 on call support for monitoring and logging systems.


  • 5+ years of professional experience in a high-availability data center environment for serving large web services.
  • 5+ years of Linux administration in a production Saas/Cloud environment
  • Kafka or similar message bus knowledge preferred; experience in AWS cloud services.
  • Understand log collection agents like logstash for moving data from individual pieces of equipment; understand metric collections agents such as collectd
  • Splunk knowledge a big plus although not required. You will own our Splunk implementation.
  • Experience with hadoop/hdfs/hbase is a huge plus; possess knowledge about time series databases like OpenTSDB is helpful
  • Knowledge of Nagios / Sensu a big plus; experience with Ruby desired; possess knowledge of configuration management tools such as chef or salt
  • Experience with Grafana is helpful; experience using version control with Git.
  • Involvement in the Open Source community (code writing, patch submission, bug reporting, etc.) is a plus.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information 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. 

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.


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