AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Gameplay Engineer – New Midcore Game Team

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Eugene, OR; Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition Id: R_112279

Zynga is looking for an experienced and creative Senior gameplay engineer, in the Carlsbad, Austin or Eugene areas, to help build a thrilling new game franchise!

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 in tackling a variety of challenges that we face. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who thrives in a collaborative environment, possesses strong communication skills, and can work efficiently under pressure.

The role offers an opportunity to work on crucial gameplay systems and engine-level functionality, with a focus on solving complex problems in a creative and efficient manner. The perfect fit for this role will have an impressive background in Unity, be highly skilled in C#, and boast at least four years of experience in the gaming industry

Our mission is to “Connect the World through Games” by building a truly social experience that makes the world a better place. To be successful in this role you will have a passion for games, a high level of integrity, great technical depth and skills, and a strong desire to build successful software.


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

Main Responsibilities:

  • Help to architect and develop features & gameplay functionality in Unity with C#
  • Optimize and debug gameplay and content across the game as needed.
  • Dive into the internals of engine-level systems to extend them as-needed
  • Develop and integrate new technologies & SDKs
  • Help to develop tools for content creators
  • Help to define and scope out tasks & systems

Desired Skills and Experience

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education / work experience
  • 4+ Years industry experience as a Software Developer
  • Strong working knowledge in C#
  • 2+ Years Unity experience
  • Shipped at least one title as a Gameplay Engineer
  • Self motivated with excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and software methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills and comfort working in a collaborative environment

Bonus Skills and Experience:

  • Mobile development experience with a focus on iOS and/or Android
  • Multiplayer game development experience
  • Experience with Photon Quantum
  • Prior experience in live ops situations
  • Experience with GIT
  • 3rd party SDK experience

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan and ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP/DPSP company match contribution (Canada)
  • Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Global Fitness reimbursement program
  • Global Wellbeing Program
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid parental, pregnancy-related disability, caregiver, and compassionate leaves
  • 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 player

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.

The pay range for this position in  California at the start of employment is expected to be between $98,000 and $145,000 per year. 

However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations.   Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits.  Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


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