Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., whose main responsibility is to help keep the PlayStation® market growing in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. SCEA is based in Foster City, California. SCEA is the one responsible for making advanced software that offers interactive entertainment products to families. The Online Technology Group (OTG) in San Diego is a part of the Global Technology organization in Sony Computer Entertainment. The OTG has worked directly with first party game studios in developing advanced online experiences on PS2, PSP, PS3 and now VITA.
The Mobile Video Game Internship:
Starting out as just communication devices, mobile phones are now becoming a major player in the entertainment field as well. All that has been happening in PC gaming over the past few years is only the beginning, and now with gaming being introduced on mobile phones, the impact and sophistication of these games is expected to be astounding over the course of the next 5 years. As expected, Sony is fiercely competing in introducing gaming in the mobile video game market and is expected to become one of the leaders in the field. Sony's Mobile Video Game Internship offers a way for students interested in working in the video game industry to gain the relevant experience required to get hired in the field.
If you find video games addicting and you think you might really enjoy a career in the field, it’s probably time to consider getting some relevant experience because competition for jobs in the gaming industry is fierce. In the past, many companies hired new employees with little or no prior experience or education in the field. But since the advancement of the technology and the unbelievable number of people seeking jobs in video gaming, most game studios require at least a Bachelor of Science degree and some prefer a Master’s. In addition to taking computer science classes, math classes (including trigonometry, vector and linear algebra, and analytical geometry), and communications classes are extremely important as well. If at all possible, a class on game theory would also be quite helpful.
- Write code, create documentation for implemented functionality
- Help implement basic sample applications and test code
- Help provide feedback on code being developed
- Communicate and work effectively with team members
- Must possess strong C programming skills
- Must be currently enrolled in a 4 year program OR have recently graduated
- Mobile Phone or Tablet development, ideally experience with iOS or the Android platforms strongly preferred
- Full life cycle project development experience (candidate has individually developed applications or has been a significant contributor in group projects).
- Network knowledge and development experience. Strong understanding of event driven application development
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong communication skills
- Team oriented (work well with others)
- Pursuing Computer Science and/or related degree
In the news:
A recent article "Sony, Nintendo facing belligerent mobile video game competition" in Top Game Developers, says two Japanese multinationals (Sony and Nintendo) are in fierce competition for the growing mobile video game market. With Nintendo’s recent launch of 3-D gaming for mobile phones and Sony’s plan to release its PlayStation Vita later this year, both companies are striving to lead in the mobile video game market.
How to get a job in video gaming: