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Sony PlayStation Staff Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 22, 2017
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Good experience over all. Accurate questions related to your field of experience and to the job you are applying for. Interviewers are very friendly and make you feel comfortable and perform the best you can during the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Many coding and problem solving questions. Quite challenging but doable if you prepare well. I found the interview exciting and I really enjoyed.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (2)  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Mateo, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    5 rounds, 4 for coding, 1 for behavioral. Coding test is simple though I didn't get this offer, should be careful they are very sensitive with performance, like saving bytes, avoiding delay. What's ridiculous is they didn't reimburse the trip expense to save money I guess. So there are risks when they invite you to fly to the office.

    Interview Questions

    • read4, hashing, garbage collector design, busy waiting for full command queue etc.   Answer Question

    Sony PlayStation Response

    Dec 21, 2015 – Sr. Director Talent Acquisition

    As part of Sony policy, we do reimburse candidates 100% for ALL related travel expenses. Additionally, we usually directly pay for all airfare and hotel, unless the candidate wants to book their own... More

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Position was a 6 month contract to hire. Phone screen by hiring manager then 2 hour on-site interview with team. Phone screen and on site, in my opinion, went well. Because white board session was interrupted they sent me home and invited me to complete codility exercise. I declined as not excited about working in C++.

    Interview Questions

    • Write on white board, in C++, function to find a string in a string, the strstr() function.   1 Answer

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Mateo, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Was hired as a consultant and after a 3 month period to solve some major issues with the software. I solved it in a few weeks and they were impressed with my technical skills and offered a full-time position which I accepted

    Interview Questions

    • Remote, Skype interview. moderately technical and domain (Graphics, game engine and GPU debugging) specific. Questions were more about problem solving and ideas than tech quiz format - which I liked.   2 Answers

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    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (Foster City, CA) in October 2008.

    Interview

    Tough interview process with more then 5 rounds of interviews. i had to face 10 rounds with several different managers and director.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Recruiters are not really diligent and you may need to make sure you follow up and make sure your offer letter is well prepared with no mistakes. Also in case you have visa transfer requirements make sure you stay on top of it since recruiters have no good experience on these.


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    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (Foster City, CA) in September 2008.

    Interview

    see the position on craigslist, apply it and got a call 1 month later, phone screen 1 week later, then onsite 1 week after. It wasn't so much a technical interview as much it was just asking for personality fit.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you redesign (showing mock-ups of UI components) to make it cleaner/faster/easier to use?   Answer Question

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