AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Gameplay Engineer (Star Wars)

Zynga is proud to announce the opening of a brand-new game development studio in Austin, TX. The studio will partner with NaturalMotion, a Zynga-subsidiary, to develop a premiere mobile action game set in the Star Wars universe.  The new Austin studio will collaborate closely with BossAlien, a division of NaturalMotion, and an award-winning games developer based out of Brighton, England.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to build a landmark title based on one of the world’s most beloved creative properties that will engage with millions of players daily, and to play a part in the foundation of Zynga’s first action games studio in North America.

The ideal candidate will have a deep passion for building sophisticated software systems, a dedication to engineering craftsmanship, an unwavering commitment to quality, and the desire to have their work positively impact tens of millions of people worldwide.

In this role, you will

  • Collaborate with engineering, design, user experience, product and analytics teams to identify needs, evaluate requirements, write specifications, and design and implement sophisticated software solutions.
  • Write well crafted, efficient and testable code with one or more Object Oriented languages (C++, C#, Java, Objective-C, Swift etc.) and their associated frameworks.
  • Be experienced in one or more engineering domains such as rendering, networking, mathematics, animation, physics, AI, UI/UX, native app development, build systems etc.
  • Bring a proven understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging and memory/performance optimization.
  • Strive for excellence in software craftsmanship, and collaborate with peers to improve software design.
  • Grow with the business; stretch yourself and learn new skills and domains.
  • Act as technical lead for a small team, guiding others, and participating in the planning process, holding strong quality standards and technical vision for your domain, and mentoring junior engineers.
  • Have fun; we’re making games!

What we offer you 

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s, RRSP Match
  • Extended Health coverage as well as life Insurance
  • Goodlife fitness annual membership
  • Commuter benefits , daily lunches, snacks & drinks
  • Vacation: Open vacation policy
  • 26 weeks fully paid pregnancy leave for delivering mothers
  • 12 weeks fully paid parental leave for fathers/partners and adoptive parents
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our broad community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, 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. Join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Zynga is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the interview process, please let us know.

Careers region: North America

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX

Careers Type: Full-Time