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Principal Software Engineer - Analytics Engineering

Toronto, Canada

Are you interested in creating great products that impact millions of people? Passionate about data and building highly scalable systems that process millions of requests per minute and terabytes of data per day? Zynga is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join the Data Ingestion team in our Analytics organization. The Data Ingestion team builds SDKs and near real-time ingestion pipelines to collect data for our analytics systems and platforms that power reporting, business intelligence, player engagement, machine learning and user acquisition.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will collaborate closely with product managers, producers, engineering leads and other partners to drive the technical vision, architectural design and development of our data ingestion pipelines at Zynga. Our team encourages critical problem solvers who enjoy fast-paced change and innovation.

What we are looking for:

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  • Proven track record of designing and building large-scale microservices in cloud environments
  • Strong familiarity and experience with Kubernetes and Cloud infrastructure (preferably Amazon AWS)
  • Strong experience with one of AWS Kinesis Data streams, Apache Kafka or Apache Flink
  • Experience with building mobile client SDKs for Android & iOS in C# is a big plus.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Design, build and own data-driven large-scale backend services to be consumed by clients across multiple platforms (mobile, web, console, PC)
  • Work collaboratively across teams to translate business requirements into technical requirements and architecture designs
  • Review detailed designs from others, align with Zynga-wide technical vision, and exercise technical leadership on the team and engineering organization
  • Proactively identify and recommend improvements, new approaches and emerging technologies to address systemic pain points and technical debt
  • Provide production and integration support for products running in Zynga games and services.
  • Be a thought leader for the team and promote engineering best practices towards ensuring performance, reliability, and measurability
  • Lead and mentor peer engineers and help advancing their skills

Desired experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related technical subject area (or equivalent)
  • 8+ years of professional experience in software development of backend services
  • Deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, design patterns, debugging and performance optimizations
  • Familiarity with building RESTful backend services in Java, GoLang and/or Python
  • Familiarity with database systems (SQL, NoSQL). Experience with Redshift is a plus
  • Experience with CI/CD and DevOps practices is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with senior leadership with confidence and clarity

What we offer you:

  • 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!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a or email domain).

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Client-provided location(s): Toronto, ON, Canada
Job ID: 5039703004
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Pension
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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