Principal Graphics Unity Engineer

Posted 26 days ago
Main Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
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Zynga is looking for a Principal Graphics Engineer to join our outstanding team! We are building a new mobile game with daring innovations and deep gameplay in both single-player systems and multiplayer collaboration and competition. As our graphics specialist, you will own the rendering pipeline, pushing the limits of mobile devices to render complex and large scenes. This is an individual contributor position, working under a technical lead and you will have an opportunity to work on features & Gameplay Client-side development.


  • Planning and implementation of complex graphical tasks inside Unity
  • Profiling & optimization of mobile visual effects and wider rendering pipeline
  • Collaborating with art and wider disciplines to hit or exceed key visual targets, developing and integrating new technologies and tools when necessary
  • Working with our QA team to debug and resolve thorny graphical issues over a wide range of supported mobile devices
  • Cross-platform development and iteration of new/existing visual features from all phases of production
  • Proactively optimizing code & memory for high-performance gameplay with tight constraints for the mobile market
  • Defining, architecting, & developing features and gameplay functionality in Unity and C#
  • Iterating on new or existing functionality and UI / UX

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education / work experience
  • 8+ Years game industry / mobile app experience as a software developer
  • 3+ Years graphics experience in writing shaders in HLSL
  • Expert knowledge in C#, C/C++, or a similar programming language
  • Experience with the Unity game engine and its Universal Render Pipeline
  • Experience with performance profiling and optimization
  • Prior game development experience (shipped titles or live games experience)
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and software methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with git
  • Mobile development with a focus on iOS & Android

What we offer you:

  • Zynga RSUs, 401k match and Bonus Plan
  • Full medical, dental, vision insurance benefits as well as life insurance
  • Lunch catered daily - stocked snack areas
  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Emergency child care support
  • Active Employee Groups - Women at Zynga, ZPride, ZParents and more
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Open vacation policy for most employees, generous vacation for other
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Gym Benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players!

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our broad community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, 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. Join us!

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

Zynga is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the interview process, please let us know.


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Principal Graphics Unity Engineer