PlayStation is hiringStaff UX Designer

Posted 11mo ago

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, 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.

Staff UX Designer

San Francisco/Los Angeles/San Diego

Who we’re looking for

You are equal parts prototyper and artist. You strive to deeply understand new systems, logic, and technology and utilize them to create innovative, user-centered solutions in your products. You never take a step forward without rigorous testing, research, or insights. You thrive working in ambiguity on a project and excel at defining the unknown.

You are a collaborator who can work hand in hand with a cross-functional team of best-in-class Designers, Engineers, Game Developers, and Business Partners to ideate, communicate and define our product experiences.

You will join our Gameplay design team in a hybrid role based in San Francisco. You’ll also be part of a larger SONY design organization that celebrates the value of design, design thinking, and design process. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a global team of designers focused on elevating the standard of design across the organization while exploring trailblazing, innovative concepts and defining new, user-centered experiences.


  • Create real, trailblazing, innovative products and experiences out of vague & ambiguous concepts. 
  • Be a self-starter who is comfortable with defining new UX patterns, flows, system components, products, and experiences from start to finish.
  • Be able to quickly produce multiple distinct UX/UI concepts for a single product.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across multiple teams, analyze feedback, and implement that feedback into your designs.
  • Rapidly iterate on design solutions based on engineering feasibility or other constraints.
  • Be a great speaker who is comfortable with giving presentations to stakeholders & leadership about your product, designs, & ideas.
  • Produce detailed specs and assets for implementation, and collaborate with product & engineering to ship best-in-class experiences for your user.
  • Be a passionate communicator who excels at describing an idea to audiences who are less familiar with your product than you are.


  • BA/BS in Interaction or Product Design, Human Factors, or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years of experience building user-centered interactive designs.
  • A portfolio that showcases thoughtful, simple, deliberate & intuitive design, with extraordinary interaction, motion, and visuals.
  • Strong communication skills to clearly articulate your process, concepts, and rationale.
  • Experience crafting web and mobile products.
  • Expertise with Figma/Sketch & Adobe Creative products
  • Ability to improve and expand upon existing design systems/components.
  • Experience working with UX researchers
  • Ability to work unsupervised in an agile environment.

Desired qualifications:

  • Have a deep understanding of the PlayStation brand and our existing services.
  • Have shipped several products from start to finish.
  • Are a gamer yourself, or are familiar with games/the game industry.
  • Experience working with decentralized or global teams.
  • Experience crafting experiences for a global audience in multiple languages.

At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role
is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$159,800$239,600 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership 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.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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