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AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Software Engineer – Ad Tech

Zynga's software engineers don't just develop some of the world's popular games, we deliver some of the world's largest infrastructures. Our software engineers are blazing trails in all facets of game design, mobile development, web technologies, and massive scalability.  Zynga faces a number of technical challenges—but many are unique to our scale: the evolving landscape of online gaming requires us to continually push boundaries. Zynga software engineers pick up any languages, technologies, or methodologies necessary to smite a challenge—and if a conventional solution doesn't exist, we innovate as necessary. Our software engineers are comfortable moving between front-end, back-end, and architecture roles.

Zynga is seeking an experienced engineer to our ad tech team.  Your team will be delivering the technology that generates $500M ads revenue which is 20% of Zynga’s total revenue!  In this role, you will be responsible for the development of the end-to-end Ad Tech platform.  You will be collaborating with various game teams (such as Words with Friends, CSR2, Zynga Poker, Harry Potter, Farmville, Merge Magic!, and many more!) to integrate our product and technologies into games that are played by millions of users daily.  

Join us as we solve challenges developing and operating products at scale, impacting millions of players daily and support our games to achieve the highest levels of success through expertly crafted software. No gaming experience is needed for the right candidate.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, results-driven environment, you will be involved on the front lines collaborating with game studios in the earliest stages of development to supporting operations of our biggest live games. And you will be doing it with a seasoned team of professionals, pushing the capabilities and quality of our products and technology. Zynga also provides competitive base salary, full medical/dental/extended benefits, and plenty of perks like on-site gym, meals and snacks, health services, and company-wide happy hours and activities.


  • Design, implement and maintain the full stack of the Ad Tech platform (SDK and server).

  • Analyze and improve performance, scalability, reliability and measurability of system components.

  • Mentor junior engineers and drive a culture of technical excellence.

  • Work with Product Management to translate business requirements into technical requirements.

  • Drive improvements and new approaches to address potential systemic pain points and technical debt.

  • Maintain an understanding of end-to-end system interactions and architecture in order to assess implications and dependencies associated with design decisions.

  • Collaborate with technical teams on new and emerging technologies, determining how they will integrate into current and evolving infrastructure.

  • Provide production and integration support to Zynga’s game teams.


  • BS, MS in Computer Science, or related technical discipline (or equivalent).

  • 5+ years of software development experience in Java/C#/C++

  • Experience with mobile development in Objective-C, Android Java, and/or Unity is a huge plus.

  • Good database development skills including SQL.

  • Experience in building high-performance, large-scale applications and reliable software.

  • Experience with complex distributed architecture and software design.

  • Experience with cloud environments like Amazon’s AWS.

  • Exhibits strong software development qualities including the ability to drive creative and innovative solutions to complex problems, and good technical judgment.

  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.

  • Understanding of the advertising technology landscape is a plus.

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Take-Two RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • RRSP Company Match Contribution
  • Extended Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Goodlife fitness annual membership
  • Open vacation policy
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Casual dress every single day
  • 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!

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

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This is a fully remote role that may be based anywhere in the United States. The pay range for this position for applicants based in Colorado at the start of employment is expected to be between $144,00 and $216,000 per year. However, 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, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits.  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.




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Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition Id: R_Z-P210709

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