AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Software Engineer (Server) – Zynga Poker

Zynga is looking for a server-side engineer whose level of experience should be equivalent to a Senior Software Engineer.

We have a well-rounded and tight-knit, distributed team with a healthy mix of engineering skill levels, and are looking to strengthen our team in tackling a variety of challenges that we face.  We need a self-driven and motivated engineer who is a strong communicator, works well as a team player, and performs well under tight deadlines.

The candidate would have an opportunity to work on high-performance, large-scale applications, systems architecture, and have a focus on solving challenging problems for high profile titles. The ideal candidate will be fluent in Golang, be able to build APIs and services using REST and will have at least four years of experience working on teams in the game industry.


  • Feature and Gameplay Server-side Engineer
  • Individual Contributor, working under a Technical Lead

Main Responsibilities 

  • Help to architect and develop features & gameplay functionality in Golang
  • Dive into the internals of low-level systems to extend them as-needed
  • Develop and integrate new technologies & SDKs
  • Help to develop tools for Ops
  • Help to define and scope out tasks & systems
  • Provide mentorship and technical leadership to less experienced team members
  • Demonstrate outstanding coding and development skills, including critical review and improvements to software developed by other specialists

Desired Skills and Experience 

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education / work experience
  • 4+ Years industry experience as a Software Developer
  • Prior game development experience (on shipped titles or live games experience)
  • Strong working knowledge in Golang, C# and HTML
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and software methodologies
  • Strong working experience in implementing APIs and services (RPC and REST)
  • Have solid working knowledge of the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Excellent communication skills and comfort working in a collaborative environment


Bonus Skills and Experience 

  • Experience with git
  • Experience in Unity
  • Knowledge of Docker, Database (Postgres, Mysql, Couchbase), AWS (eks, msk, redis), Grpc, and Protobuf

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Take-Two RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP Company Match Contribution (Canada)
  • Extended 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
  • Fitness benefits (offering varies by location)
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • 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

**remote work from an alternate location could be considered**

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, color, 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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Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

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