AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Software Engineer (Unity) – Hit It Rich

Zynga is looking for a strong Senior/Principal Unity software engineer to join our growing team!  Are you ready to put your code into the next generation of games that will be played instantly by millions?

As a Senior/Principal engineer, you'll develop and architect critical game-wide features and systems that directly relate to the success of our games. We are committed to providing an exciting and challenging career, centered around developing high quality mechanics that scale! Come join us and make games for a living.

Responsibilities:

Candidates will be developing primarily in a C#  based technology stack.  Engineers work together with team members and jointly own the success of their features throughout the entire development pipeline.  Stages include Design -> Architecture -> Development -> Testing -> Production Ramp.  You will be joining a high quality team of talented individuals that are all committed to success.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Develop, innovate & integrate new technologies and tools (working with content teams).
  • Optimize code & memory for high performance on multiple platforms.
  • Define, architect, & develop core engine components primarily in Unity C#
  • Scope out tasks and systems, looking for future improvements.

You will be addressing critical issues on one of our biggest game titles, which combined have several million users across multiple social networks. You must be able to write coherent, organized code and be comfortable working on a complicated code-base with high levels of abstraction.

Desired Skills:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent).
  • 5+ years industry experience as a Software Developer.
  • Strong programming experience in Unity C# development environments or one of the following: C/C++, Java, Python, Javascript/AJAX
  • Strong Object Oriented design and architecture skills.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design.
  • Ability to architect and design large projects and complicated systems.
  • Performance profiling and optimization experience.
  • Desire to develop games / prior game development game experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills – particularly the ability to discuss timelines, design concerns, work with distributed teams, and provide helpful feedback to team members.

Pluses:

The following skills are considered strong plusses but are not required:

  • Experience with PHP
  • Experience with GIT
  • Prior game development experience and/or experience in live ops situations
  • Facebook and other related 3rd party SDK experience.
  • Experience with Amazon AWS and related technologies

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**

HIRING UPDATE: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

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.

 

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.

Careers Category: Engineering

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

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P210604

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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