AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Software Engineer – Central Technology

Come join the team at Zynga making an impact across all of the company’s games – Central Technology! We focus on shared client & server tech that drives the core gameplay experience under the hood. We’re looking for outstanding engineers with a passion for technology and the ability to work with a diverse team. You will play a key role in helping architect, build and improve backend services for our games and will be especially focused on scaling our containerization efforts and extending our multi-tenant Kubernetes/EKS clusters.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with tech and production leads to support and work on the following
  • Provision, improve and maintain Kubernetes clusters hosting critical live services
  • Support new backend infrastructure/applications/services running in AWS
  • Optimize & refactor existing services to improve reliability, scalability, security and to lower cost
  • Document tech plans for new architecture/system designs
  • Peer review your fellow engineers' work.
  • Participate in tech reviews and align with the team and Zynga-wide technical vision
  • Proactively identify & recommend improvements to address systemic problems and tech debt
  • Follow engineering standard methodologies to ensure code quality, performance and reliability
  • Work collaboratively across subject areas to understand product/customer requirements and propose technical solutions
  • Provide production & integration support for shared technology across Zynga games

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of hands-on software development experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Containers and related technologies
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and/or AWS EKS a plus
  • Experience in programming RESTful services using GoLang, Java, Python, and/or PHP
  • Strong familiarity and experience using AWS and/or other cloud computing platforms (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  • Deep understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging and performance optimization.
  • Excellent communication skills and can talk to senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Experience in object-oriented design of applications/systems
  • Experience with database systems (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Experience with Helm and Terraform a plus
  • Familiarity with Istio or other service mesh technologies a plus

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

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. 

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX

Requisition ID: P209961

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