AVAILABLE POSITIONS Engineering Manager – Merge Dragons

The Merge Dragons! Team is looking to hire an Engineering Manager to build, lead, mentor and manage our dynamic team (5 engineers) in building new features for our millions of players to enjoy!

Merge Dragons! is a puzzle adventure game, where you are tasked with healing a magical land, harnessing the power of dragons, solving fun puzzles and building your camp to grow dragons. It’s a game where everything can be matched and merged to produce unique artifacts and skills – dragon eggs, trees, treasures, stars, magical flowers and dragons themselves, you name it. Everything interacts and helps you overcome magical, mysterious puzzles.

Gram Games is a part of the Zynga family and is the studio behind some of the most popular mobile titles in the world like 1010!, Six! and Merge Dragons!. We’ve recently released Merge Magic!, and we have more exciting projects in the pipeline. At Gram Games, we work in small self-managing teams, enabling you to have an incredible amount of ownership, autonomy and impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Grow and mentor your team, earn their trust, advance their skills and their careers
  • Work closely with other engineers to lead multi-week or month-long efforts
  • Participate in code reviews and offer feedback to your teammates
  • Work to identify and help to improve team and process inefficiencies in partnership with production
  • Recruit engineering talent in partnership with our Talent Acquisition team
    Help define, architect, extend and develop features and gameplay functionality in Unity and C#
  • Scope out large tasks and systems and help with delegation of that work
  • Give team and/or divisional tech talks on architectures that you’ve built
  • Lead the development and integration of new technologies and tools
  • Debug and resolve issues in a very large codebase
  • Support artists and designers in crafting and releasing content

Required Skills

  • Previously shipped multiple products in a team environment
  • 5+ Years game industry / mobile app experience as a software developer
  • 2+ Years of engineering management experience and/or experience as a principal/senior engineer mentoring developers
  • Experience with version source control (e.g. Git, Perforce, Subversion, etc.)
  • Sc. Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Game Development or related field
  • Strong communication and reading skills
  • Proficient in written and spoken English

Desired Skills

  • Experience with programming in C# and Unity
  • Experience with the following: Gameplay, UI, 2D/3D Graphics, Social/multiplayer,
  • Tools development, Performance / optimization
  • Experience with Python, Objective-C, Swift, Java or Go
  • Familiar with unit tests, CICD, networking, backend integrations, etc.

What We Offer You

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neuro-diversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Life insurance, critical illness insurance and income protection
  • 6 months fully paid maternity leave or 3 months fully paid paternity leave
  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and winter holiday shutdown
  • Discretionary Time Off policy
  • Discounted gym membership and free weekly (virtual) fitness classes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with talented teammates 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, color, 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.

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Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Remote, US

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Offsite

Requisition ID: P210763

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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).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov