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Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack

Engineering Chicago, Illinois Austin, Texas


Position at Zynga

Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack

Summary:
Zynga is looking for a strong senior 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 Senior 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!

Responsibilities:
Candidates will be developing primarily in a PHP and 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 PHP and Unity C#
Develop, innovate & integrate new technologies and tools (working with content teams)
Create and work with data objects in relational and non relational storage models
Optimize code & memory for high performance and low latency
Scope out tasks and systems, looking for future improvements
Help mentor other engineers in core language and technology challenges.

You will be addressing critical issues on some 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)
5+ years industry experience as a Software Developer
Strong programming experience in PHP / 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

Pluses:
The following skills are considered strong plusses but are not required:
Prior game development experience and/or experience in live ops situations
Experience with GIT
Facebook and other related 3rd party SDK experience
Experience with Amazon AWS and related technologies