AVAILABLE POSITIONS Application Security Lead

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Remote, US; Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition Id: R_111916


Partnering with the Cybersecurity leadership, this role is responsible for engaging across Game Studios, Central Technology Teams and Cybersecurity in guiding proactive security assessments to identify vulnerabilities in an organization's systems, applications, and network infrastructure. The person in the role will help drive application security efforts to improve Cybersecurity efforts within our gaming products and services. We are seeking an experienced lead who has experience conducting, leading and guiding cyber professionals & pen testers through their work engagements of finding bugs and vulnerabilities, while working with the engineering teams to drive remediations. This role will be responsible for the efficacy of the team and their ability to drive positive change within Zynga.


  • Lead a team of 5-6 Penetration Testers
  • Coordinate planning process goals and achievements across the Security team, including off-sites.
  • Drive Penetration Testing Engagements with a high degree of Engineering happiness.
  • Provide the Director of Cybersecurity with data-driven strategic recommendations. Communicate findings from initiatives to management and the broader organization.
  • Attend meetings on behalf of the Director and act as a representative when required.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required, advanced degree (science, engineering, technology)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional is required
  • 5-7+ years in Application Development / Penetration Testing
  • Strong leadership experience and interpersonal skills
  • Gaming security experience
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with teammates and customers to tackle ambiguous problems


  • Competitive salary, bonus plan and ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP/DPSP company match contribution (Canada)
  • Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Global Fitness reimbursement program
  • Global Wellbeing Program
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid parental, pregnancy-related disability, caregiver, and compassionate leaves
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily player

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

This is a fully remote role that may be based anywhere in the United States. Below are the expected salary and wage ranges for applicants based in locations where the pay transparency law is in effect:

Colorado: $123,500 and $182,750 per year

California: $109,800 and $162,480 per year

New York State (inclusive of New York City): $96,100 and $142,240 per year

Washington: 96,100 and $142,240 per year

Base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards and eligibility to participate in our 401(K) plan, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees will also receive 16 paid holidays per calendar year, unlimited discretionary time off, and will receive up to 6.5 sick days per calendar year. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

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