Director of Engineering – Web3 – Zynga

at Zynga
Published August 20, 2023
Location Austin, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


AVAILABLE POSITIONS Director of Engineering - Web3
Careers Category:Engineering

Careers location:Austin, TX, Bay Area, CA, Remote, US, Other

Connected Worker Type:Connected

Requisition Id:R_Z-P212085

Zynga's Web3 gaming studio is looking for a Director of Engineering to join us on our journey! Our mission is to empower players with on-chain asset ownership through fun, high-quality and enduring games they can trust, enjoy and value.

We have a well-rounded, tight-knit, distributed team with a healthy mix of engineering skill levels. We are looking to strengthen our team by finding a proven engineering leader that fits within our culture. This strategic leader will help us bring an original Web3 game to market and elevate our overall technical infrastructure and approach.

As a Director of Engineering, you will manage a team of engineers, provide tactical and strategic direction, mentor talent and oversee internal and external partnerships.

  • Lead multiple internal/external software engineering teams
  • Define and scope tasks, systems, and timelines
  • Validate technology choices, architectural design, and code quality, diving deeper when necessary
  • Ability to actively listen, critically think and react to fast dev changes due to fluid Web3 gaming market conditions
  • Partner with leadership team to create processes and project plans that enable the team to efficiently produce a high quality product on time and on budget
  • Manage all development processes including scheduling, quality assurance, release, product reviews, year-to-year projections for staffing, service and hardware
  • Provide roadmap guidance for individual games, services, and the division
  • Collaborate with design, product, analytics, user experience, central tech and leadership teams to specify and build competitive game features and development tools
  • Mentor engineering career progression, providing technical coaching and skill development
  • Interface with other technical departments and 3 rd party vendors to collectively strategize, as well as route and schedule required work to appropriate parties


  • 5+ years of experience in engineering leadership roles managing teams of software engineers
  • 15+ years of prior hands-on software development experience
  • Aware, curious and/or passionate about Web3, blockchain and decentralized systems
  • Comfortable building zero to one product in dynamic startup like environment
  • Solid understanding of best practices for engineering process, code quality, build/release pipelines, security and live operations
  • Familiarity with multiple programming languages and platforms (Java, C#, C++, and Go)
  • Full stack experience on iOS, Android and AWS/Cloud technologies
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable working in a collaborative but distributed environment


  • Web3/blockchain development experience with a focus on web-based browser games
  • Experience in Solidity, Rust, HTML5, Javascript or similar programming languages and platforms
  • Server experience; for example, web service integration, application server performance, relational databases or data analytics


  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Take-Two RSU's (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP Company Match Contribution (Canada)
  • Extended 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
  • Fitness benefits (offering varies by location)
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • 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 players

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