AVAILABLE POSITIONS Sr. Technical Program Manager

Our mission at Zynga is to connect the world through games by building games around core social experiences to deliver deep player engagement, organic acquisition and long-term retention. Our portfolio of games – Empires & Puzzles, Merge Dragons, CSR Racing 2, Farmville, Hit it Rich! Slots, Words with Friends and Zynga Poker span some of the fastest growing mobile gaming categories including Action Strategy, Casual, Social Casino and Invest Express. We delivered strong Q3(2019) results. In the quarter, we achieved our highest quarterly revenue and bookings in Zynga history, with mobile revenue up 54% year-over year and mobile bookings up 64% year-over-year. Our performance in the quarter was driven by strong momentum across our live services as well as initial contributions from our recently launched titles. We are raising our full year 2019 guidance to $1.28 billion in revenue, up 41% year-over-year and an increase of $42 million versus our prior guidance.

We intend to build on this momentum in 2020 .Come join us, thrive, and take risks and dream big to shape the future of the fastest growing gaming platform mobile.

Come join the Central Technology team at Zynga to make an impact across all of the company’s games! Our team provides products and services that are foundational for building games across mobile and emerging platforms. These services span across Game Engine, Identity, User Acquisition, Social, Payments, Analytics, AI/ML, Core Technology, and Cloud. Our mission is a ‘Lean Mean Tech Organization’ that enables game teams to develop and launch amazing games. We are a 120+ people organization servicing 1500 others across 13 global locations.

Zynga is looking for a highly motivated Senior Technical Program Manager to manage multiple programs and projects in our Central Technology team. This position will be based in our Zynga Austin  studio.

He or she will work closely with engineering leadership, product management, other project managers and game/partner teams to balance a set of commitments and milestones to predictable execution, facilitating tough tradeoffs along the way. Tactical enough to dive deep on daily execution, proactively spot areas for improvement, then energetically drive those improvements broadly, resulting in all peers feeling collaboratively led into changes that solve confusion, miscommunication and differing expectations. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide senior-level project /program management for multiple critical engineering projects, including but not limited to our Game Team Engagement Program 

  • Ability to drive product development and ensure deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.

  • Anticipates challenges and course-corrects as needed on the fly.

  • Partners closely with engineering leaders, product managers and other producers to deliver outstanding products and services.

  • Ensure clear project definition and criteria for completion.

  • Lead technical scrums and agile project implementation.

  • Initiate, foster, maintain and manage others toward positive working relationships with internal and external organizations critical to both current and future development process.

  • Passionately articulate goals and team principles to help form a stimulating and fun work environment and culture.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of program/project management experience.

  • 3+ years of experience in a Senior Project/Program Management role in the tech industry.

  • 3+ years agile development experience.

  • Outstanding written/oral, organizational, analytical skills, and attention to detail

  • Strong stakeholder engagement & project management skills and ability to present work to executive staff

  • Ability to work in a team environment with maturity and leadership.

  • Must be a self-starter and driven team player

  • Proven ability to resolve conflict and strong negotiation skills.

  • Ability to communicate across diverse cultures, languages, work styles, and personalities

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in the game industry.

  • Computer science or technical degree.

  • Agile certifications.

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!

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse 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 candidates, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds. Join us!

Zynga will consider for employment all qualified applicants 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: Game Design & Production

Careers location: Austin, TX

Careers Type: Full-Time