AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Systems Engineer – Central Technology

Come join the team at Zynga making an impact across all of the company’s games – Central Technology! As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be a contributor on an elite team responsible for the modernization, scalability, and resilience of core components of Zynga's infrastructure. Projects such as automated build, test, and packaging systems as well as source control management across all of Zynga are what we’re focused on today but we’re growing by taking on security and leading the way for the DevOps movement within the company. We’re looking for exceptional engineers with a passion for technology and the ability to work with a diverse team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Design, deploy and maintain centralized build & release engineering infrastructure, including CICD platforms, SCM systems, package managers, and code review tools
  • Maintain essential skills in modern technology/standards and use automation whenever possible
  • Establish testing and reporting methods that drive critical metrics for system performance
  • Communicate with internal customers and game teams to understand system requirements
  • Propose improvements to system architecture and drive automation efforts
  • Update and maintain documentation/runbooks
  • Employ root cause analysis and resolve problems with automated systems and deployments

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 6+ years of hands-on experience with a modern scripting language (preferably Python)
  • Experience with both cloud services (primarily AWS) and on-premise deployments (VMware) is a plus
  • Eager to master server/application automation and provide excellent infrastructure operations
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills when managing and responding to customer tickets

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong experience in systems engineering such as Linux systems administration, multi-site networking, securing websites with SSL, etc
  • Experience deploying cloud infrastructure in emerging markets
  • 2+ years of systems engineering and administration experience of any of the following CI/CD tools in a multi-site environment: Jenkins, GitHub, Perforce, Swarm, Nexus, Subversion, Artifactory, Vault
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with automated infrastructure and software deployment (Chef, Packer, Terraform, Ansible)
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with multi-platform systems administration (Linux, Mac, Windows)
  • Experience with containerization (Docker) would be a big plus. 
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with bash/shell scripting
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with monitoring and diagnostic tools (Datadog, Splunk, Prometheus, Grafana, ELK, etc.)

What we offer you:

  • Zynga Stock RSUs and Bonus Plan
  • Full medical, dental, vision benefits as well as life insurance
  • Catered lunch daily
  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Open vacation policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Work with cool people!

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, 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.

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. #LI-LM1

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX, Remote, US, Remote, Canada

Requisition ID: P210011

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