Software Engineer (Java)

Socom Technologies   •  

Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 372 days ago

Software Engineer (Java)
Los Angeles, CA

The primary role for this position will be to work on the development of back-end applications and components and the integration with third party systems. The ideal candidate must be a skilled Java developer with experience in web application development, full life-cycle application development and systems integration. He/She will work with peers on the development of large scale systems that support other Sony's businesses in the digital content area. The role will primarily be focused on development and delivery of projects. This entails architecture, coding, unit testing, bug fixing and assistance in the deployment to production as well as maintenance knowledge transfers. The Java Software Engineer is expected to communicate with members of the Technology group by providing status, identifying and raising issues and participating in planning activities.

Our group develops software for the PlayStation Network. This network provides online services for the PS3, PSP, Vita, Tablets, mobile phones, PC, Bravia TVs and more. We build large internal enterprise applications which integrate and support such services as Movie/TV Show streaming, PSN gaming commerce and much more. Our environment is fast, agile and we use some of the latest tools out there.


  • Write Java code for internal application development
  • Write and execute unit tests using the JUnit framework
  • Apply and help refine coding standards
  • Gather requirements from business users for application development projects
  • Create required documentation including low-level design documents, User Interface wireframes and simple UML diagrams
  • Ownership of the implementation and delivery of small or mid-size features
  • Design small features or implement more complex features as designed by technical lead
  • Communicate estimates, schedules, issues and dependencies to technical or project lead
  • Increase expertise in the areas of development related to the assigned projects
  • Identify and address issues independently
  • Fix bugs and provide support for business and maintenance teams
  • Refactor existing code base and improve overall quality of code
  • Perform knowledge shares
  • Proactively improve development processes
  • Participate in the establishment of best practices


  • 3+ years experience with java-based web application
  • 3+ more years experience with Java, J2EE (e.g. servlet/jsp)
  • 3+ years experience with HTML, DHTML, JavaScript
  • 3+ years experience with RDBMS, JDBC, and writing SQL queries
  • 2+ years of experience with XML related technologies (XML, XSL, JAXP)
  • 2+ years experience of object modeling, analysis and design
  • 2+ years experience with web application development using MVC technologies (e.g. Struts, Spring MVC)
  • 2+ years experience using source control systems (e.g. Perforce, CVS, Subversion, etc…)
  • 2+ years experience utilizing JUnit and other testing frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering both consumer facing web based solutions and intranet/extranet type applications for internal users and partners
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Experience using Linux or UNIX-variant operating systems
  • Experience with advanced web UI technologies (e.g. AJAX)
  • Experience with Oracle
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field


  • Experience with ORM technologies, data modeling
  • Experience with Hibernate
  • Experience with Spring framework
  • Experience developing applications for online retailers (including payment transactions).
  • Experience developing shell or Perl scripts