AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Software Engineer – Unannounced Title

Zynga is looking for a senior individual contributor whose level of experience should be equivalent to a Principal Software Engineer.  We have a well-rounded and tight-knit, distributed team with a healthy mix of engineering skill levels, and are looking to strengthen our team.  We need a self-driven and motivated engineer who is a strong communicator, works well as a team player, and performs well under pressure of tight deadlines.  The candidate would have an opportunity to work on user-facing features (including UI / UX), core gameplay functionality, various systems, and generally solve challenging problems for high profile mobile games.


  • Feature and Gameplay Client-side Engineer
  • Individual Contributor, working under a Technical Lead


  • Define, architect, extend & develop features and gameplay functionality in Unity and C#
  • Develop & integrate new technologies and tools (working with content teams)
  • Dive into the internals of core systems to document, debug & extend them as-needed
  • Iterate on new or existing user-facing functionality and UI / UX
  • Proactively optimize code & memory for high performance simulations with tight constraints
  • Scope out large tasks and system with minimal direction, and help with delegation of that work
  • Work closely with other engineers to lead multi-week or month-long efforts
  • Give team and/or divisional tech talks on architectures that you’ve built
  • Work to identify and help to improve team and process inefficiencies
  • Help to mentor other engineers

Desired Skills

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education / work experience
  • 6+ Years game industry / mobile app experience as a software developer
  • Shipped titles and/or live games experience
  • Very strong knowledge in C#, C/C++, or a similar programming language
  • 3+ Years Unity experience
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and software methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills and comfort working in a collaborative environment


  • Experience with git
  • Experience with performance profiling and optimization
  • Mobile development with a focus on iOS & Android
  • Back-end development

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!

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

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.

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Requisition ID: P210292

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