Backend Technical Lead

Zynga is looking for a Backend Technical Lead to oversee game and system scalability, performance, and network infrastructure for our game backend.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement and lead the development of the game backend
  • Define game and system architecture, research new technologies, and prototype new ideas while balancing it with business initiatives.
  • Work with various disciplines to provide technical insight of new features.
  • Participate hands-on in various pods to lead the design of systems.
  • Evangelize, collaborate, and share technology across studio architects

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or related field) or equivalent work experience
  • 6+ years of software development experience;
  • Expert knowledge in Java, C/C++, or similar programming language
  • Good understanding of PHP, Javascript or similar programming languages
  • Experience designing and maintaining large-scale backend web services
  • Deep knowledge/experience with data architecture: SQL, NoSQL, and data caching technologies/in-memory databases such as MemCached and Redis.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience reacting to operational issues in a live online game

 

 


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