AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Software Engineer, Backend – Star Wars

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer- Backend to join us at Zynga Austin in creating Star Wars: Hunters™, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together to engage in thrilling, squad-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters.

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 complex software solutions.
  • Write well designed, efficient and well-tested code in Go, leveraging your familiarity with one or more object-oriented server-side languages (Go, Java, C#, Python, Ruby etc)
  • Be experienced in building and managing online systems including one or more of high-performance client-server and peer-to-peer networking, identity and authentication systems, matchmaking, guilds, leaderboards, chat, in-app-purchases, secure digital transactions, and live streaming systems.
  • Bring a proven understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging and performance at scale.
  • 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.
  • Have fun; we’re making games!

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 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.
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Careers region: North America

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX

Careers Type: Full-Time