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Principal Software Engineer - Central Technology

Engineering Austin, Texas


Position at Zynga

Come join the team at Zynga making an impact across all of the company’s games - Central Technology! We focus on shared client & server tech that drives the core gameplay experience under the hood. We’re looking for exceptional engineers with a passion for technology and the ability to work with a diverse team. The Principal Software Engineer will play a key role in helping architect, build and improve backend services for our games

Main Responsibilities

Design and architect new backend applications/services running in AWS

Optimize & refactor existing services to improve reliability, scalability and to lower cost

Document tech plans for new architecture/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 & recommend improvements to address systemic pain points and tech debt.

Follow engineering best practices to ensure code quality, performance and reliability.

Work collaboratively across disciplines to understand product/customer requirements and propose technical solutions.

Provide production & integration support for shared technology across Zynga games.

Desired Skills and Experience

B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent.

6+ years of hands-on software development experience.

Experience in programming RESTful services using Java, GoLang, Python, and/or PHP

Strong familiarity and experience using AWS and/or other cloud computing platforms (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

Deep understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging and performance optimization.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity

Experience in object-oriented design of applications/systems

Experience with database systems (SQL, NoSQL)

Familiarity with containers and Kubernetes a plus

Familiarity with web development using JavaScript, Angular, and/or React a plus


What we offer you

Zynga Stock RSUs and Bonus Plan

Full medical, dental, vision benefits as well as life insurance

Catered lunch daily

Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave

Open vacation policy for many employees

Flexible working hours on many teams

Casual dress every single day

Work with cool people!


Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse 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 candidates, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds. Join us!

Zynga will consider for employment all qualified applicants 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.

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