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AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Software Engineer – Applied AI

Zynga is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by millions of people around the world each day. We are headquartered in San Mateo and have additional offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K and India. Since our founding in 2007, our mission has been to connect the world through games and delight consumers with social gaming experiences. To date, more than one billion people have played our games across the Web and mobile, including FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR.

Our teams

Zynga’s Applied AI group focuses on developing innovative ways to solve problems within the game development process, demonstrating directly the ways that AI can contribute throughout the creative process. We build tools and technologies to support every aspect of the development process, from concept development through to LiveOps and publishing operations.

To be successful in this role you should have curiosity about the areas of Game Development, Machine Learning and Computational Creativity, be a proactive learner, have good depth in technical skills, and a strong desire to build high quality software.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Write well crafted, efficient and testable code
  • Build adaptable web interfaces with an emphasis on accessibility and performance
  • Work together with peers on wireframes
  • Planning and implementation of tasks of small to medium scale
  • Strive for excellence in software craftsmanship, and collaborate with peers to improve software design

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar
  • Extensive knowledge of ReactJS, CSS and HTML
  • Preferred experience with JavaScript, Typescript, Python or C#
  • An understanding of basic UX principles
  • Familiarity with game development engines
  • Desire to learn and share knowledge with their peers
  • Good understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging and memory/performance optimization

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
  • 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 player


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Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Remote, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition Id: R_108636

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