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Principal Gameplay Engineer

Company: ZYNGA INC
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Gameplay Engineer We are building a new mobile game with daring innovations and deep gameplay in both single-player systems and multiplayer collaboration and competition. The candidate would have an opportunity to work on user-facing features (including UI / UX), core gameplay functionality, various systems, and generally solve challenging problems for high profile mobile games.

Role: Feature and Gameplay Client-side Engineer

Individual Contributor, working under a Technical Lead

Responsibilities: Define, architect, & develop features and gameplay functionality in Unity and C#

Develop & integrate new technologies and tools (working with content teams)

Dive into the internals of core systems to extend them as-needed

Iterate on new or existing functionality and UI / UX

Proactively optimize code & memory for high performance simulations with tight constraints

Scope out large tasks and system with minimal direction, and help with delegation of that work

Work closely with other specialists to lead multi-week or month-long efforts

Give team and/or divisional tech talks on architectures that you’ve built

Work to identify and help to improve team and process inefficiencies

Help to mentor other engineers

Required Skills: 6+ Years game industry / mobile app experience as a software developer

Prior game development experience (shipped titles or live games experience)

Expert knowledge in C#, C/C++, or a similar programming language

3+ Years Unity experience

Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and software methodologies

Excellent communication skills and comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment

Desired Skills: Confidence with lower level graphics programming and writing shaders in HLSL

Experience with git

Experience with performance profiling and optimization

Mobile development with a focus on iOS & Android

What we offer you! 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 Resource Groups – Women at Zynga, ZPride, ZParents and more

Dog Friendly offices

Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events

Open vacation policy for most employees, generous vacation for other

Flexible working hours on many teams

Casual dress every single day

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.


Zynga is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by millions of people around the world each day.

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