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Data/Software Engineer Returnship

Data, Analytics & User Research San Francisco, California


Position at Zynga

Zynga's returnship program is looking for talented technical professionals. The Path Forward Return to Work program at Zynga is a 16- week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to women and men who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.

At Zynga, we are excited to be part of the Path Forward & Returnship program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experiences, and make connections with other women and men transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce.

This paid 4 months returnship will enable you to work on projects that match your expertise, interests, and abilities and could lead to full-time employment. During your Zynga returnship program, you will have the opportunity to update your skills in a contemporary work environment. You will have access to the latest tools and technologies available and work alongside multi-disciplinary teams to hone your expertise and deliver on client-critical solutions. You'll be able to experience the breadth of Zynga's resources while developing new skills and relationships.

Our team

Interested in creating great products that impact millions of people? Want to solve complex large-scale technical problems using the latest technologies? Zynga is looking for Data Engineer or Software Engineer Returnship candidate to support the development of our high-performance scalable data warehouses and maintain the large-scale backend data tracking pipeline for all Zynga games. We have an extremely data driven culture and we use and process data in real time to generate insights about our games and players. We are constantly innovating and designing new ways to deliver against our road map and have plenty of very interesting problems to solve (at scale). In this role, you will be working on some of the coolest technologies with some of the smartest minds in the industry

Required Skills:

Production experience in Java, Python, or PHP applications

Production experience building scalable data pipelines: data management, ETL processes, data mapping, data validation, testing, and documenting data definitions

Experience working with Linux servers

Experience building high-performance, large-scale applications and reliable software

Good understanding of database systems including SQL, a solid understanding of both relational and NoSQL database technologies

Ability to follow established software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

Good communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment

Desired Skills:

Experience with cloud environment like Amazon’s AWS

Experience building ETL processes for large volumes of data

Experience with Vertica/Redshift and ETL.

Experience with mobile SDK development, especially in C++, Unity, C#. Understanding of Android and iOS platforms

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our broad community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, 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. Join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Zynga is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the interview process, please let us know.