AVAILABLE POSITIONS Software Engineer, Client – Hit It Rich

Zynga is looking for a strong Software Engineer to join our growing team!  Are you ready to put your ideas into the next generation of games that will be played instantly by millions?

As a Software Engineer, you'll develop and architect critical game components and systems that directly relate to the success of our games.    We are committed to providing an exciting and challenging career, centered around developing high-quality mechanics that scale! Come join us … and make games for a living.  We are having a ball!


Candidates will be developing primarily in a Unity C# based technology stack.  Engineers work together with team members and jointly own the success of their features throughout the entire development pipeline.  Stages include Design -> Architecture -> Development -> Testing -> Production Ramp.  You will be joining a high quality team of talented individuals that are all committed to success.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Define, architect, & develop core engine components primarily in Unity C#
  • Develop, innovate & integrate new technologies and tools (working with content teams)
  • Optimize code & memory for high performance
  • Scope out tasks and systems, looking for future improvements

You will be addressing critical issues on one of our biggest game titles. You must be able to write coherent, organized code and be comfortable working on a complicated code-base with high levels of abstraction.

Required Skills:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent)
  • 3+ years industry experience as a Software Developer
  • Strong programming experience in Unity C# development environments or one of the following: C/C++, Java, Python, Javascript/AJAX
  • Strong Object Oriented design and architecture skills
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design
  • Excellent communication skills – particularly the ability to discuss timelines, design concerns and provide helpful feedback to team members


The following skills are considered strong plusses but are not required:

  • Prior game development experience and/or experience in live ops situations
  • Experience using restful apis
  • Experience with PHP
  • Experience with GIT
  • Facebook and other related 3rd party SDK experience

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Extended Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Goodlife fitness annual membership
  • Open vacation policy
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Casual dress every single day
  • 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, 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!

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, Chicago, IL, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Requisition ID: P209951

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