AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Software Engineer, Server – Tech Enablement, Central Tech

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition Id: R_111459

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 desire to work in a team with dynamic strengths. The Senior Software Engineer will play a key role as part of the Central Technology Organization, focusing on advanced technology developments for building scalable end-to-end products which can be integrated into the various games.


  • Design, code, and develop new features/fix bugs/add enhancements & improvements to large scale services and solutions to be consumed by millions of mobile and web clients
  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability and stability of various system resources
  • Take a hands-on approach in writing, reviewing and testing code.
  • Follow engineering best practices and software processes to ensure code quality, performance and reliability.
  • Review detailed tech plans and code from others, aligning with the team and Zynga-wide technical vision.
  • Collaborate effectively with teammates, contributing to an innovative environment of technical excellence.
  • Provide production & integration support for shared technology across Zynga games.


  • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • 4+ years of hands-on software development experience.
  • Experience in programming RESTful services using Java, Golang, Python, and/or PHP
  • Strong familiarity and experience using AWS and/or other cloud computing platforms (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  • Experience in design and development of highly scalable backend REST services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively across functions to understand product and customer requirements and propose solutions with confidence and clarity.
  • Experience in object-oriented design of applications/systems
  • Experience with database systems (SQL, NoSQL)
  • Familiarity with containers and Kubernetes a plus
  • Familiarity with web development using JavaScript, Angular, and/or React a plus
  • Experience working with external groups/teams on technical implementations and procedures.


  • 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 players

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!

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