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Data Scientist - PlayStation


Aliso Viejo, California
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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.

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Cloud Gaming Engineering and Infrastructure

Data Scientist (Aliso Viejo, CA)

As a part of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the Cloud Gaming Engineering & Infrastructure Division is leading the cloud gaming revolution, putting console-quality video games on any device, from TVs to consoles to mobile devices and beyond.


Job Description - work with team of data scientists and engineers to:

  • Demonstrated experience applying Data Science methodologies to real world problems.
  • Experience in scaling up smaller projects and sharing work collaboratively across a wider team.
  • Intermediate to Expert status in analyzing extremely large, complex, multi-dimensional data sets with a variety of tools
  • Maintain Vertica database and ETL processes written in Python
  • Create, implement, tune, and test algorithms for generating recommendations
  • Work with other teams throughout Gaikai and Sony to exchange data, specify APIs, and otherwise assist in meeting our company's data warehousing needs
  • Experience with A/B testing and test and control test designs
  • Must have an in depth knowledge of statistical techniques including regressions, cluster analysis test design, non-parametric tests and forecasting methodologies.
  • Sufficient data warehouse and non-relational data techniques knowledge to work effectively with engineering partners
  • Experience using SQL to query databases.



  • BS or equivalent in Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science. MS or PhD degree preferred.
  • Machine Learning experience or training
  • Software development experience in a team environment (Python preferred)
  • Working knowledge of SQL (Postgres/Vertica-preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Linux


Bonus Skills

  • Experience with Python, including Scikit-Learn/Numpy/Scipy
  • Experience using Machine Learning Algorithms on big (Terabytes) data
  • Experience with git, unit tests and other standard Software Engineering tools.
  • Experience with Columnar Databases - Vertica preferred
  • Model production in Spark

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, gender identity, 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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