AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Software Engineer / Architect

The Wizard of Oz Slots team is looking for an experienced Principal Software Engineer/Architect to join our Server Development Team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for games, a devotion to software craftsmanship, an unwavering commitment to quality, and the desire to have their work seen by tens of millions of people worldwide.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Create, enhance, and maintain within a single PHP codebase used to deliver Zynga Slot games across various mobile and web platforms.
  • Lead month long complex projects that you’ve broken down into smaller tasks with costing and communication of issues along the way.
  • Proactively identify problems and recommend solutions, improvements, and new approaches to address them.
  • Take a hands-on approach in the development of prototypes, independently and with others, to establish design decisions and/or technical feasibility.
  • Follow engineering best practices towards ensuring performance, reliability, and measurability at massive scale.
  • Work effectively with teammates, contributing to an innovative environment of technical excellence.
  • Review detailed designs from others, aligning with team and Zynga-wide technical vision.
  • Assist other engineers in their career progression and skill development.
  • Contribute to Zynga’s culture of knowledge sharing with studio, division, and/or company-wide tech talks. technical write-ups, and mentoring.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Define, architect, & develop game server components primarily in PHP.
  • Develop, innovate & integrate new technologies and tools (working with feature team)
  • Build and work with data objects in relational and non-relational storage models
  • Optimize code & memory for high performance and low latency
  • Scope out tasks and systems, looking for future improvements
  • Help mentor other engineers in core language and technology struggles.
  • Address critical issues on some of our biggest game titles. You must be able to write coherent, organized code and be comfortable working on a complicated codebase with high levels of abstraction.

Desired Skills:

  • BS, MS in Computer Science (or related field), or equivalent work experience
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented software design.
  • 7+ years industry experience as a Software Developer
  • Strong programming experience in PHP, AWS, and Terraform. Bonus points for HTML, JavaScript, and Vue.js or React.
  • Strong experience building and maintaining complex infrastructure in AWS.
  • Experience with monitoring live server deployments.
  • Proven ability to deliver work on time with attention to quality in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Experience with mobile development or game development (especially Slots or Casino) is a plus.
  • Experience effectively working remotely is a plus.
  • Experience with C++
  • Prior game development experience and/or experience in live ops situations
  • Experience with GIT
  • Facebook and other related 3rd party SDK experience

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Take Two RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US Employees)
  • RRSP Company Match Contribution (Canadian Employees)
  • Extended Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canadian Employees)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US Employees)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Fitness benefits (offering varies by location)
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • 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

**remote work from an alternate location could be considered**

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: Austin, TX, Bay Area, CA, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P211494

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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