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Full-Time

Principal Software Engineer

Server, Payments

Posted on 6/28/2024

Zynga

Zynga

1,001-5,000 employees

Develops social mobile gaming experiences

Consumer Software

Senior, Expert

Canada

Category
Backend Engineering
FinTech Engineering
Security Engineering
Software Engineering
Required Skills
Kubernetes
Agile
JavaScript
React.js
NoSQL
Data Structures & Algorithms
SQL
Java
AWS
REST APIs
Web Development
AngularJS
Requirements
  • Degree in a technical field (e.g., Computer Science, Computer Engineering) or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of hands-on software development experience
  • Expert knowledge in Java and familiar with C++ or C#
  • Solid understanding of backend server applications, web services, REST APIs
  • Strong familiarity and experience using AWS and/or other cloud computing platforms (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  • Familiarity with containers and Kubernetes
  • Experience with database systems (SQL, NoSQL)
  • Familiarity with web development using JavaScript, Angular, and/or React is a strong plus
  • Deep understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging and performance optimization
  • Experience in object-oriented design of applications/systems
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and tools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
Responsibilities
  • Design and architect new backend applications/services running in AWS
  • Optimize and refactor existing services to improve reliability, scalability and to lower cost
  • Document and build plans for architecture and system designs
  • Take a hands-on approach in architecting, writing and reviewing code
  • Review detailed tech plans from others, aligning with the team and Zynga-wide technical vision
  • Proactively identify and recommend improvements to address systemic problems and tech debt
  • Follow engineering standard methodologies to ensure code quality, performance and reliability
  • Work collaboratively across teams to understand product/customer requirements and propose technical solutions
  • Provide production and integration support for shared technology across Zynga games

Zynga is a leading developer in interactive entertainment, specializing in mobile social gaming with a portfolio of games that are widely popular worldwide. This company excels in creating games that not only engage but also connect millions of users daily, making it an exciting workplace for those interested in innovative game design and development. The focus on accessible and social-oriented gaming within a collaborative and dynamic environment provides a unique opportunity for professionals looking to impact the global gaming community.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

$2B

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Founded

2007

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

15%

1 year growth

13%

2 year growth

24%

Benefits

Compensation - Competitive salary, performance bonuses, opportunities for equity participation, retirement/pension savings support programs

Health - Medical, Dental, Vision covered for employees with participation for employees eligible dependents as well as Disability and life insurance program

Family - Generous parental leave for birth parents, partners and adoptive families. Infertility support, emergency child care and flexible time-off policies

Wellness - Gym benefits, wellness programs, employee assistance programs and generous time-off policies

Food - Food and snacks made in-house or delivered, healthy snack kitchens with drinks and treats, coffee bars, regular social gatherings and happy hours

Work & Life - Flexible time-off policies (DTO), office rest areas, gaming spaces, employee discounts and more

Transit Benefits - Shuttle service in select locations, commuter/parking benefits, secure bicycle storage, business travel assistance

Resource Groups - Women at Zynga (WAZ), zCares charitable giving, zParents, zEndurance adventure club, BZU, zPride LGBTQ+ inclusion and belonging