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Senior Director, Engineering - Central Technology

ZyngaFull-time$120k - $280k*CanadaApr 12, 2024

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Come join the team at Zynga making an impact across all of the company’s games - Central Technology (CT)! We focus on shared client & server tech that drives the core gameplay experience under the hood. We’re looking for an outstanding leader with a passion for technology and the ability to work with multiple teams across time zones and with varying workstyles. The Senior Director of Engineering position will play a key role in leading teams and direction across what we call CT’s Game Services Vertical.


  • Mentor and coach engineering managers and directors across multiple teams and provide skip-level support.
  • Drive technical excellence by validating technology choices, architectural design and code quality.
  • Enable teams to succeed by identifying gaps, improving engineering processes, and providing growth opportunities.
  • Be the voice of your teams in interacting with various partners across fields both inside and outside of the organization.
  • Act as a conduit from executive leadership down to the team, distilling strategic direction into tactical action.
  • Collaborate with other technical leaders at Zynga to share what's working for us and learn from our partner.
  • Coordinate closely with other fields (especially Production and Product Management) to ensure alignment against Zynga's goals.


  • B.S. or equivalent experience in Computer Science
  • 15 - 20 year’s experience, with at least 5+ years in a manager role
  • Shown experience directly developing teams of software engineers
  • Prior hands-on software development experience
  • Proven understanding of standard methodologies for engineering process, code quality, build/release pipelines, security and live operations
  • Knowledge of the mobile landscape and new technologies
  • Familiarity with multiple programming languages and platforms (Java, C#, C++ and/or Go)
  • Familiarity with agile development methods and tools
  • Experience with iOS, Android, Unity or Unreal a plus
  • Experience targeting the Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo platforms a plus
  • Experience with cloud technologies (AWS, Kubernetes, serverless, etc.) a plus


  • 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
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • 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!

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