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Project Specialist

Job Reference: 20-05446 Type: Duration:7-12 month(s)

Description/Comment:JOB TITLE: Sr. Program Manager MAX BILL RATE: *** EXPECTED 12 Month Contract to Hire About You: Were looking for imaginative dreamers, passionate about shaping disruptive industries and contributing game-changing ideas, with the ability to break down technical challenges and ambiguous requests into detailed, reliable program plans. You know your audience, from customers to stakeholders, and anticipate their needs ahead of time. Self-directed and talented in conflict resolution, you are experienced in running multiple, large programs start to finish with proven success; from conception, design and implementation to reporting, analysis and continuous improvement. Responsibilities: Support the PMO in monitoring and enforcing best practices, policies and procedures for large-scale programs across SDBXD. Ensure compliance to program management standards through successful end-to-end program ownership, accountability, execution of timelines, risk management, and change management for all relevant work-streams. Drive adoption of program processes utilizing agile toolsets. Ensure project status is reported clearly, consistently and reliably, providing visibility into all initiatives for varying audiences and tailoring messaging appropriately. Oversee the maintenance of project documentation in appropriate repositories for easy access and knowledge sharing across the organization. Track sprint success and velocity, ensuring sprint integrity by leading Scrum ceremonies and managing day-to-day activities. Effectively collaborate and interface with both technical and non-technical team members, as well as customers and stakeholders. Requirements: 6+ years of experience in program/project management, leading cross-functional teams to deliver projects with multiple dependencies and constraints. Proven ability to define, plan, deliver and measure programs which grow in scope and/or complexity; ability to handle shifting schedules and changing priorities. Expert level experience with agile software development and Scrum processes; Slack, JIRA and Confluence a must. Experience engaging with and influencing teams, leaders and customers to build buy-in for program plans. Comfortable understanding and discussing highly technical concepts, as well as working with technical team members. Demonstrated empathy for customers and the user journey; experience in Design Thinking. Strong analytical, qualitative and quantitative skills. An affinity for action; a willingness to maneuver multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Ability to act as a team player and consider the needs of the business. Additional Attributes A passion for emerging technologies and new markets a plus. Start-up experience a plus. Experience with POCs and Prototyping a plus. Programming or engineering education or background also a plus. Experience incorporating research, insights, and feedback from multiple parties into actionable development plans a plus. Experience in Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Photogrammetry, Motion Capture, and/or 3D Modeling/Rendering a strong plus.

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Software Engineer - Senior Level

Job Reference: 20-04754 Type: Duration:9-12 month(s)

Description/Comment:Senior Human Factors Engineer/ UX researcher
Location: On-Site in San Diego, CA

The User Experience design (UX) Group of the Sony in San Diego has openings for senior human factor engineering /UX researcher position. We are looking for experienced researchers with passion for user experience and consumer products who can plan, manage, conduct UI/UX research, analyze data, create report, present to stake holder and work to improve/fix the usability issues, in order to improve every UX aspects of Sony products. The UX Group is part of a multi-disciplinary team that designs and researches UI/UX for many of Sony products.
The ideal candidate will have extensive research background with user-centered design of consumer products and usability evaluations at various stages of product development as well as structured academic background. He or she will have experience with effectively negotiating interactions with various stake holders such as designers, engineers, and business development.
Responsibilities:
1. Plan and manage research with stake holders which includes surveys, ethnographic field studies, task based usability test sessions, contextual inquiries, expert reviews
2. Project management
3. Recruit participants
4. Create discussion guide moderate sessions, analyze the data and create report
5. Design survey, analyze and create report
6. Present report and work with stakeholders to solve the probem
Desired Skills:
ability to focus on the customers needs
knowledge of basic user-centered design principles
Knowledge of UI industry standards for interface design and user testing methodologies
Experience with statistical analysis of user research, survey creation
ability to work independently and efficiently on complex projects
ability to deliver high quality work on tight schedules
careful attention to detail
strong verbal and written communication skills
ability to collaborate and work as a team
understanding for multi cultures
some prior work done related to accessibility
ability to adopt dynamic and fast pace culture quickly and flexibility
technology savvy and understanding of consumer electronics


Requirements:

Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction with demonstrated experience in an equivalent field min of 3 years
Skilled experience on powerpoint, word, excel and visio.
Prior experience on Qualtrics or similar survey tool
Understanding of US culture- live in US more than 10 yrs

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Test Engineer

Job Reference: 20-04696 Type: Duration:9-12 month(s)

Description/Comment:TITLE: Software Test Automation Engineer / SQA Automation Engineer
Target Pay Range: *** - ***/hr
EXPECTED Duration: 12 Months
LOCATION: San Diego, CA

*** is looking for an entry to mid-level web and android application tester to support a high paced development environment where test automation is a critical component of our system. You will be responsible for building test cases for web applications and have the opportunity to create automation tools for RESTful web services, and Android applications. In this position you will work as part of a small engineering team, have daily scrum meetings, use some of the latest technologies, and regularly tackle new challenges.

The ideal candidate enjoys development and learning not just as a job, but as a hobby. We look for individuals who enjoy understanding new languages, frameworks, and optimizing their code. Using and/or contributing to open-source front-end frameworks is a big plus. Applicants should have a solid understanding and experience with object-oriented code and programming principles, as well as experience with unit testing code, continuous integration and test-driven development.

This position is for a Software Test Automation Engineer with responsibilities including the following:
Develop, and update automation test cases based on SW and UI requirements.
Execute manual black box testing. Test methods include but not limited to UI Specifications, test cases, sanity, and exploratory.
Be responsible for finding, reproducing, reporting and verifying defects.
Be responsible for documenting test cases and procedures
Perform white box testing
Testing various apps/services on Sony TVs and BluRay players

Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other related field preferred.
In lieu of degree, must have a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
Experience with two or more of Selenium, Appium, Rest Assured, Mocha, Chai
Experience with TestNG or Junit
Experience with JIRA/TestRail and other bug management/tracking tools
Experience with Jenkins or related automation tools
Must be able to work independently as well as in team environment.
Must possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Familiarity with Android, Linux, MySQL, and HTML preferred
Willing to work in a very hands on environment

This position is based at *** U.S. Headquarters, located in San Diego, CA.

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Business Intelligence Analyst

Job Reference: 20-01656 Type: Duration:0-12 month(s)

Additional Job Details:Max Pay is ***/hr - do not submit candidates with software development and big data interests. Business Analyst VMB (Contractor) SIE's Vendor Management and Budgets (VMB) team is looking for a Business Analyst (Contractor) to perform budget analysis and forecasting to align with the strategy, commitments and goals of the organization. This BA will work with multiple partners including business owners, vendors, and members of the legal, accounting and procurement teams. The Business Analyst will also drive the procure-to-pay process through contract review and execution, order processing, purchase order management and invoice confirmation for payment. Projects will vary from one-time projections to dynamic models with continuous refinement. The work you're doing will be used for strategic decisions including budget formation, contract negotiations, as well as business and technical optimizations. The Analyst will be encouraged to drive their own workload with minimal mentorship, enthusiastically finding areas for improvement! Responsibilities include: Prepare budgets for one or more departments, conduct monthly analysis on actual expenses, and periodically re-forecast. Analyze financial data to understand trends and identify risks and opportunities. Develop, maintain and distribute business reports, spreadsheets, charts and graphs. Investigate and resolve billing discrepancies. Support and execute on each phase of the contract management Procure-to-Pay lifecycle (P2P) to ensure contracts and billings are executed in a timely manner, expediting when needed. Develop and implement project communication plans. Make process improvements and write related documentation. Maintain an effective tracking system for easily digested review. Collaborate with Leads, Managers, and Directors to understand and communicate requirements. Work with vendors to assure all requirements are assembled in the order or contract, and conform to company standards Qualifications: We value an inquisitive work style including a real passion for constant improvement in analysis techniques, reporting and procedures. BA/BS Degree or equivalent in Finance / Accounting, MBA preferred Minimum 4-7 years experience in reporting, consolidation and financial analysis Minimum 3-5 years of procure-to-pay or contract management experience, preferably in an IT environment. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel) Strong initiative and ability to run multiple projects Outstanding communication skills Ability to deftly turn sets of complex data into clear, concise business metrics Ability to complete projects timely and accurately is essential Ability to work well with colleagues at all levels in a fast paced, dynamic environment *** is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information 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. We genuinely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.

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Software Engineer

Job Reference: 20-01192 Type: Duration:0-12 month(s)

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