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Principal Software Engineer - Gameplay (Full Stack) - Zynga

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Zynga is looking for a full-stack engineer whose level of experience should be equivalent to a Principal Software Engineer.

We have a well-rounded and tight-knit, distributed team with a healthy mix of engineering skill levels, and are looking to strengthen our team in tackling a variety of challenges that we face. We need a self-driven and motivated engineer who is a strong communicator, works well as a team player, and performs well under tight deadlines.

The candidate would have an opportunity to work on user-facing features (including UI / UX), core gameplay functionality, engine-level systems, and have a focus on solving challenging problems for high profile titles. The ideal candidate will have strong working knowledge in Unity, be fluent in C#, PHP and will have at least six years of experience working on teams in the game industry.

Our vision is to “Provide our players complete immersion into the World of Westeros by delivering best-in-class slots experiences” by building a truly world class slots product that makes surprises and delights our players. To be successful in this role you will have a passion for games, a high level of integrity, great technical depth and skills, and a strong desire to build successful software.


  • Help to architect and develop Slotmachine & gameplay functionality in C# using Unity and PHP
  • Dive into the internals of engine-level systems to extend them as-needed
  • Optimize code & memory for high performance and low latency
  • Develop and integrate new technologies, SDKs & tools
  • Help to define and scope out tasks & systems
  • Help mentor other specialists in core language and technology struggles
  • Create and work with data objects in relational and non relational storage models and APIs
  • You will be addressing critical issues on one of our biggest game titles. You must be able to write coherent, organized code and be able to work on a complicated code-base with high levels of abstraction


  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education / work experience
  • 6+ Years industry experience as a Software Developer
  • Expert knowledge in mobile development, Unity, C# & PHP
  • Deep understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging and performance optimization
  • Experience with database optimization: SQL, NoSQL, and data caching technologies/in-memory databases such as MemCached and Redis
  • Prior game development experience (on shipped titles or live games experience)
  • Excellent communication skills and comfort working in a collaborative environment


  • Experience with git
  • Mobile development experience with a focus on iOS and/or Android
  • Experience in C/C++, or similar programming language
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs


  • Competitive salary, bonus plan and ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP/DPSP company match contribution (Canada)
  • Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Global Fitness reimbursement program
  • Global Wellbeing Program
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid parental, pregnancy-related disability, caregiver, and compassionate leaves
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily player

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, 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 to join us!

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

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.


Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

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Zynga Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Zynga Company Size

Between 2,000 - 5,000 employees

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Zynga Funding Rounds

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  • Post Ipo Equity

    $762,000,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $690,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $490,000,000 USD

  • IPO


  • Series Unknown

    $6,337,786 USD

  • Series B

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $15,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $15,187,000 USD

  • Series B

    $25,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $5,026,000 USD

  • Series A

    $10,000,000 USD