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Software Engineer 1 (Client) - Harry Potter

ZyngaFull-time$120k - $285k*CanadaApr 24, 2024
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The Zynga Harry Potter Team is looking for a client-side engineer in the Austin, Eugene, Toronto areas to join our team as Software Engineer.

We have a well-rounded, hard-working 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 will 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#, and will have at least 1 year of experience working on teams in the game industry or equivalent personal and school projects.

Our mission is to “Connect the World through Games” by building a truly social experience that makes the world a better place.  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 grow in skill and experience building and deploying successful software features for live Games that delight our players. 


  • Feature and Gameplay Client-side Engineer
  • Individual Contributor, working under a Technical Lead
  • Able to work from the office/studio 2-3 days a week.
  • Help to architect and develop features & gameplay functionality in Unity with C#
  • Dive into the internals of engine-level systems to extend them as-needed
  • Develop and integrate new technologies & SDKs
  • Help to develop tools for content creators
  • Help to define and scope out tasks & systems


  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education / work experience
  • 1+ Years industry experience as a Software Developer
  • Strong working knowledge in C#
  • 2+ Years Unity experience
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and software methodologies
  • 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
  • Performance profiling and optimization experience
  • Experience in C/C++, or similar programming language


  • 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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