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Principal Software Engineer - Analytics

Engineering Toronto, Canada


Position at Zynga

Interested in creating great products that impact millions of people? Building high-performance optimization systems leveraging big data and machine learning? Want to solve complex large scale technical problems using the latest technologies? Zynga is seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join the Analytics Application Platform team!

The Analytics Application Platform team builds systems and solutions for experimentation, optimization, business intelligence, user acquisition, and various analytics applications. The experimentation and optimization systems are used by game teams to conduct A/B testing, ramping up features, and optimize various aspects of social gaming. Our business intelligence system enables game teams to discover and gather players' insights to make data-driven decisions. We also work closely with the UA managers to create solutions to streamline, automate, and optimize the user acquisition workflow. In addition to the core products mentioned above, we also collaborate with our analysts and data scientists to build new applications and platforms in Analytics.

Main Responsibilities:

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will also be evaluating technologies, recommending solutions, and leading efforts to implement and deliver. Our systems are built using a variety of tech stacks, including Java (Spring), Python, Go, , React, AngularJS, Node.js, Kubernetes, Docker, and various AWS technologies.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of production experience in software development
  • Knowledge and production experience of Java (Spring Framework), Python, Go
  • Solid foundation in system architecture, API, and software design with strong analytical and debugging skills
  • Experience building high-performance, large-scale applications, and reliable software
  • Ability to mentor others and coordinate a project across multiple developers
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, documentation, and operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with containers (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes) and cloud environment like Amazon’s AWS; Familiar with infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform)
  • Worked on production systems with both relational and NoSQL database technologies
  • Experience in analytics and big data is a plus
  • Solid knowledge of Node.js and web frameworks such as AngularJS/Backbone/Ember (preferred) or React and Flux/Redux
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.

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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