AVAILABLE POSITIONS Architect – Payments, Central Technology

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition Id: R_109412

Come join the team at Zynga making an impact across all of the company’s games – Central Technology! We focus on shared client & server tech that drives the core gameplay experience under the hood. As a Software Architect, you will be responsible for the technical vision, design and enhancement and maintenance of Payments, in-app purchases and mobile direct store services at scale for mobile, web and other platforms used by all Zynga games.


  • Architect, design, enhance and maintain Payments SDKs and backend services for all supported platforms
  • Maintain an understanding of end-to-end system interactions and architecture
  • Optimize and refactor existing services to improve reliability, scalability and to lower costs
  • Follow engineering standard methodologies ensuring performance, reliability, and measurability at scale
  • Review detailed designs from others, align with Zynga-wide technical vision, and exercise technical leadership on the team and engineering organization
  • Advocate for and implement new technologies and engineering standards across the team
  • Evaluate, architect and implement new Payment systems and technologies
  • Work collaboratively across teams to ensure business requirements are successfully translated into technical solutions which follow engineering standards
  • Document and build implementation plans for architecture and system designs
  • Hands-on approach where needed including contributing to feature development, supporting Payments services in production, and contributing to on-call and support
  • Provide technical mentorship to other engineers, growing their skills and providing career guidance and driving a culture of technical excellence in software development and infrastructure design


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science
  • 8+ years of professional experience in software development of cloud based software
  • Strong experience programming RESTful services using Java
  • Strong familiarity and experience using AWS and/or other cloud computing platforms (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  • Experience building performant, scalable systems that adapt and grow to meet customer needs
  • Experience with C# and C++
  • Experience with containers and Kubernetes/EKS
  • Experience with database systems (SQL, NoSQL)
  • Experience with object oriented and independent design of applications or systems
  • Deep understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging and performance optimization
  • Working knowledge in at least one of the following:  Unity, Unreal, iPhone SDK, Xcode, Android SDK, HTML5
  • Working knowledge of mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Familiarity with Regulatory (e.g. SOX, GDPR) requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Familiarity with web development using JS, Angular and React is a plus


  • 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 players

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!

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