AVAILABLE POSITIONS Application Security Engineer

Zynga is currently seeking an entry-level Application Security Engineer to work on today’s evolving offensive and defensive measures in the application security field. This individual will be responsible for assessing Zynga gaming systems security at a software and product level, and help drive remediation efforts to improve security within our gaming products and services. The position will report directly to the Director of Application Security, and be a member of our Cybersecurity team, resident under Zynga’s CTO organization. The right candidate will possess experience and familiarity with software and computer systems, hands-on technical skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced startup-like environment.   

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identify security issues; perform code reviews (manual and SAST code audits)
  • Perform security functional testing as needed and validate pen-test findings
  • Develop automation and processes to identify security flaws in code
  • Participate in documenting game architecture and performing threat modeling for white-box assessment activities.
  • Be able to think both offensively (like a hacker) and defensively (evaluating product security and security architecture)
  • Help maintain engineering infrastructure systems used by the application security team
  • Aspire to be a subject matter expert for secure coding practices, penetration testing, mobile platform security and all aspects of application and product security
  • Perform any other application security or product security architecture related activities and tasks as needed or directed


Desired Skills and Experience

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical, or Computer Engineering, or equivalent work experience as a software engineering or security practitioner.
  • Experience: 0-5 yrs in field, entry level  
  • Experience with one or more of Java, C, C++, C#, Go, Python, PHP, Obj-C/Swift, and familiarity with compiler/build environment for mobile applications, Linux and OSX  
  • Ability to thrive in an informal, startup environment
  • Ability to learn what you don’t know, rapid learning of new technologies and languages, and problem solve on the boundaries of your knowledge set.    
  • Travel: No routine travel required. Infrequent travel required (yearly team meeting)


What we offer you: 

  • Zynga RSUs, retirement matching and Bonus Plan
  • Full medical, dental, vision benefits as well as life insurance
  • Catered lunch daily – stocked snack areas
  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Open vacation policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Active Employee Groups – Women at Zynga, ZPride, ZParents and more
  • Work with cool people!


Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds. Join us!


Zynga will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.


Zynga is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need an accommodation during the interview process, please let us know.

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Careers region: North America

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX

Careers Type: Full-Time