Principal Software Engineer – Payments(Toronto)

The Central Technology team at Zynga provides products and services that are foundational for building games across mobile and emerging platforms. The services span across Game Engine, Identity, User Acquisition, Social, Payments, Ad Tech, Analytics, AI/ML, Core Technology and Cloud. Our mission is ‘Lean Mean Tech Organization’ enabling game teams to develop and launch amazing games. We are a 120+ organization servicing 1500 others across 13 global locations.

Zynga is looking for a full-stack engineer for our Payments team. In this role, you will be responsible to enhance and maintain Payments SDK for iOS, Android, Unity and Web used by all Zynga games, including Zynga Poker, Hit it Rich Slots, Wizard of Oz: Magic Match, and more. No gaming experience is required for the right candidate.


Enhance and maintain Payments SDKs for different platforms.

Take a hands-on approach in the development of prototypes, independently and within teams, to establish design decisions and/or technical feasibility.

Actively recommend improvements and new approaches to address systemic pain points and technical debt.

Follow engineering best practices towards ensuring performance, reliability, and measurability at massive scale.

Maintain an understanding of end-to-end system interactions and architecture.

Work effectively with teammates, chipping in to a creative environment of technical excellence.

Review detailed designs from others, aligning with team and Zynga-wide technical vision.

Provide production and integration support for mobile/web SDK running in all Zynga Games.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or related field) or equivalent work experience

6+ years of software development experience

Expert knowledge in C# or C++.

Experience with a combination of Unity, iPhone SDK, Xcode, Java, Android SDK, HTML5, XML/JSON, and/or GIT is a plus.

Experience with mobile architectures, development, and deployment of popular apps in the iTunes store and Google Play store.

Working knowledge of mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies.

Experience with web technologies a plus.

Experience in object oriented and independent design of applications or systems.

Able to take individual ownership of a project from start to finish.

Excellent written and spoken communication skills and ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.

Why Zynga

Our mission at Zynga is to connect the world through games by building games around core social experiences to deliver deep player engagement, organic acquisition and long term retention. Our portfolio of games – CSR Racing 2, FarmVille, Hit it Rich! Slots, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker – span some of the fastest growing mobile gaming categories including Action Strategy, Casual, Social Casino and Invest Express. While we invest in our live games, we are also proud to be one of the first gaming companies innovating on emerging platforms such as Facebook Messenger and Google Play Instant. We had a great start to 2018, outperforming guidance in the quarter across all key financial measures and delivering our highest mobile audience in over four years. Our Q1 revenue was $208.2 million, above our guidance by $8.2 million and up $13.9 million or 7% year-over-year. We ended 2017 with our strongest topline performance since Q1 2013. Revenue was $233.3 million, above our guidance by $18.3 million and up $42.7 million or 22% year-over-year.

Careers region: North America

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Toronto, Canada

Careers Type: Full-Time