Zynga Needs a Server-side Systems Engineer

Ashleigh Anderson from Zynga let me know that they have an opening for a Systems Engineer working on some new games they are developing. Given the state of the job market I thought it worth posting. Here are more details...

Zynga is looking for a strong server-side Systems Engineer to join our growing team! You'll be responsible for owning the development, deployment and administration of our up-and-coming games. Are you ready to put your ideas into our games that will be viewed instantly by millions?

We are committed to developing high quality casual and multi player games! Come join us ... we're having a ball!


The best candidates will have solid experience developing, deploying and administering web applications utilizing Web 2.0 technologies. You will be joining a team who's committed to working on high quality code in a PHP/LAMP.

You must have experience with database-driven web technologies to work on high-volume, high-availability, large-scale systems.

The Systems Engineer will be instrumental in addressing critical issues on some of our biggest game titles which have several million users across multiple social networks. You must be comfortable working on a complicated code-base with high levels of abstraction.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 2-6 years of experience deploying and administering web-based applications
  • Experience with Naigos or other systems monitoring tools
  • 1+ years in PHP
  • Passion for software development and OO Design
  • Familiarity a plus in one or more of the following: Linux, Apache, MySQL
  • Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Experience with version control systems such as Subversion or CVS
  • Facebook and/or MySpace platform experience is a plus

Zynga was founded in July 2007 with the vision of connecting the world through games. Since then we’ve dedicated ourselves to making fun and social games for people to play with their friends and became the largest developer of social games on the web in the process. Zynga games provide a platform for players to express themselves and form deep social connections with their friends. With a catalogue that ranges from casino to role playing games, our games can be found on most social networks, and the iPhone. Zynga is looking for people who thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture and are tenacious about achieving results. In June 2009 Zynga was listed in BusinessWeek’s “Fifty Best Tech Startups.” We also won a People’s Choice Webby Award for one of our most popular games, Mafia Wars. Find more information at our website http://www.zynga.com or follow us on Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/zynga.

This position is located in our corporate office in San Francisco  
Competitive salary, stock options & 401k  
We provide full benefits: dental, vision, healthcare and even free gym membership  
Delicious lunch & dinner every day!

Please email your resume to Ashleigh Anderson if you are interested in applying or learning more about the opportunity: aanderson@zynga.co