AVAILABLE POSITIONS Sr. Software Architect – Central Technology

Come join the team at Zynga that makes an impact across all of the company’s games – Central Technology! On the ZDK team, we focus on shared client libraries that drive the core gameplay experience under the hood. We’re looking for an outstanding engineer motivated by technology. Help us architect & build the next-gen C# and C++ frameworks for our games.

Your responsibilities:

  • Build, improve & maintain Zynga’s client frameworks targeting mobile, mac/pc, consoles and webGL for the Unreal and Unity game engines.
  • Plan direction and architecture of Zynga’s shared libraries
  • Work with partner teams to ensure we are not just meeting their needs, but delighting them
  • Take a hands-on approach in architecting, writing and reviewing code. while ensuring code quality, performance and reliability.
  • Identify & recommend improvements to address systemic challenges and tech debt.
  • Collaborate optimally with teammates, chipping in to a creative environment of technical excellence.
  • Draft documentation and tech plans for new architecture/system designs
  • Review detailed tech plans from others, aligning with the team and Zynga-wide technical vision.
  • Provide production & integration support for shared technology across Zynga games.
  • Work collaboratively with Production and Product Management to understand product/customer requirements and propose technical solutions
  • Advocate for engineering process and metrics to measure software quality
  • Coach and mentor other engineers

You might be a great fit if you have:

  • 15+ years of hands-on software development experience.
  • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • Significant programming experience in C# & C++.
  • Experience using Xcode and Visual Studio.
  • Experience in object-oriented design of applications/systems.
  • Experience with iOS, Android, Unity and Unreal.
  • Experience developing for Consoles (Switch, Xbox, PlayStation)
  • Familiarity with Javascript is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the mobile landscape and new 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 (US Employees)
  • RRSP Company Match Contribution
  • Extended Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canadian Employees)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US Employees)
  • 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 another location could be considered**

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.

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Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition ID: P210989

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov