AVAILABLE POSITIONS Architect – Backend

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 outstanding engineers with a passion for technology and the ability to work with a diverse team. You will play a key role in helping architect, build and improve backend services for our games and will be especially focused on scaling our containerization efforts and extending our multi-tenant Kubernetes/EKS cluster.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provision, improve and maintain Kubernetes clusters hosting critical live services
  • Design and architect new backend infrastructure/applications/services running in AWS
  • Optimize & refactor existing services to improve reliability, scalability, security and to lower cost
  • Create documentation and tech plans for new architecture/system designs
  • Take a hands-on approach in architecting, writing and reviewing code
  • Mentor other engineers in containerization best practices, and help them to improve skills in Kubernetes/EKS
  • 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
  • Collaborate 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
  • 10+ years of hands-on software development experience
  • Expert-level knowledge in maintaining, monitoring and extending Kubernetes at scale
  • Experience using AWS EKS in production environments
  • Experience in programming RESTful services using Java, GoLang, Python, and/or PHP
  • Strong familiarity with AWS or other cloud computing platforms (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  • Deep understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging, security 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 and NoSQL)
  • Experience with Helm and Terraform a plus
  • Familiarity with Istio or other service mesh technologies a plus

What we offer you

  • Zynga Stock RSUs and Bonus Plan
  • Full medical, dental, vision benefits as well as life insurance
  • Offices provide 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 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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Careers region: North America

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX

Careers Type: Full-Time