AI/ML Job: Senior AI Programmer


Senior AI Programmer at PlayStation

🇺🇸 United States › Oregon › Bend
  (Posted May 26 2022)

Do they allow remote work?
Remote work is possible, see the description below for more information.

Job description
Why PlayStation?
PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Now, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

***This position has the flexibility to be fully remote***

AI Programmer
Senior AI Programmer

Sony Bend Studio, renowned creator of Days Gone, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Syphon Filter, is seeking outstanding talent to join our passionate and creative family in crafting our next high-profile AAA title.

We are seeking a AI Programmer who will help Architect and implement AI systems that are used for the creation and development of a game application. This will involve writing game AI systems for the use of the design and/or animation teams for handling the creative aspects of gameplay and AI development.

Key contributor to the development of technology as well as systems and tools that support game design needs. This includes, but is not limited to character behaviors, navigation and path-following, contextual animation selection, perception, combat systems, entity systems, sound support, and other related game logic.
Maintains a thorough knowledge of the game design to manage communication and enable early identification of issues.
Collaborates closely with designers and animators to develop all aspects of the specified game-play experience from a technical perspective.
Provides input into the technical design and vision through all phases of the game development cycle from pre-production through final product release. This entails ensuring products are of the highest technical quality and uphold the integrity of the game design.
Maintains a clear understanding of personal task lists and project milestones to ensure set goals will be met from a scope, schedule and game-play perspective.
Clearly communicates updates and concerns to their manager.
Manages requests or information needs regarding any aspect of the technical creation process with the appropriate members of the development team.
Actively maintains skill set and knowledge base by keeping track of the latest innovations from the industry.
Participates in code reviews and is available to mentor more junior programmers.


Strong C/C++ experience.
Strong 3d Math Skills.
Strong understanding of current data structures, algorithms, and methodologies, including Behavior Trees and other modern AI methods.
A wide range of game application and game engine skills (e.g., AI, and all related gameplay systems)
Minimum 1-2 years industry AI experience or related experience.
Degree in computer science, engineering, or relevant curriculum.


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