Zynga is hiring a

Principal Software Engineer - Unity

Austin, United States

Are you ready to put your code into the next generation of games that will be played by millions? Come join our Game of Thrones team and build and deliver awesome user experiences!

Zynga is looking for a strong Principal Software Engineer to join our team! As a Principal level Engineer, you'll develop and architect critical game components and systems that directly relate to the success of our games. We promise to provide you with 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!

Candidates will be developing in a Unity-based environment. Engineers work together with team members to jointly be responsible for the owning features throughout the entire development pipeline. Stages include Design -> Architecture -> Development -> Testing -> Release. You'll be joining a high-quality team of hardworking individuals that are all committed to growth and success.


Your responsibilities:

  • Define, architect, & develop core engine components in Unity and C#.
  • Develop, innovate & integrate new technologies and tools (working with content teams).
  • Optimize code & memory for high performance on multiple mobile platforms.
  • Simulate and test code and algorithms to ensure stability within a global game economy.
  • Scope out tasks and systems, looking for future improvements.
  • Mentor other specialists in core language and technology struggles.

 You will be addressing critical issues on some of our biggest game titles, which have several million users across multiple social networks. You must be able to write coherent, organized code and be comfortable working on a complicated code-base with high levels of abstraction.


You will be a perfect fit if you have:

  • BS / MS in Computer Science or related technical field (or equivalent).
  • 6+ years industry experience as a Software Developer.
  • Strong experience in Unity.
  • Expert knowledge of C#.
  • Strong Object Oriented design and architecture skills.
  • A solid foundation in CS, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design.
  • Proven ability to architect and design large projects and complicated systems.
  • Performance profiling and optimization experience.
  • Native mobile development experience, Apple Xcode & Android Studio
  • Excellent communication skills - particularly the ability to discuss timelines, design concerns and provide helpful feedback to team members.
  • Experience with common workflow tools like source control (GIT), bug tracking (JIRA), etc.


Bonus points for the following:

  • Desire to develop games / prior game development game experience.
  • Experience shipping and/or working on live game titles.
  • Experience in Live Ops situations.
  • Server programming experience / PHP language experience.
  • Facebook and other related 3rd party SDK experience.


What we offer you:

Zynga RSUs, 401k match and Bonus Plan

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

Lunch catered daily - stocked snack areas

Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave

Emergency child care support

Active Employee Groups - Women at Zynga, ZPride, ZParents and more

Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events

Open vacation policy for most employees, generous vacation for other

Flexible working hours on many teams

Gym Benefits

Commuter benefits

Casual dress every single day

Culture of diversity and inclusion

Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players!


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.



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