Zwift
Zwift helps millions of people enjoy a more active life while having fun.
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Senior Software Engineer 2, Game

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Seniority Level: Mid-Senior

Location: Long Beach, CA. or US Remote (in select states)

About the role and about You:

Zwift is looking for a Senior Game Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will improve the home screen and UI experience by enhancing the discoverability of content in our cross-platform MMORPG game. You will work cross-functionally with designers, producers, engineers, artists, QA, and product managers to build these features and help grow our core gaming product.

What you’ll do:

  • Work on a cross-functional team to deliver game UI features
  • Provide architecture, design, and implementation expertise to the game development team.
  • Determine technical dependencies and deliver detailed technical designs to stakeholders and fellow engineers.
  • Mentor other game engineers through code reviews, technical discussions, and pair programming.
  • Identify technical risks and help build mitigation plans.
  • Work with engineers and product managers to scope and plan projects.
  • Assist cross-functional teams with hiring by interviewing candidates and referring top talent.

What we're looking for:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science and/or relevant technical area.
  • 8+ years of game development experience.
  • Comfortable mentoring entry-level engineers and participating in technical discussions.
  • Expertise in C++.
  • Strong experience in one of the following: gameplay, game systems, content tools, UI development, multiplayer gameplay, multi-threading, memory management, and/or profiling. 
  • Experience with production troubleshooting.
  • Tenacity to get things done and enthusiasm for learning in an evolving problem space.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and/or Noesis GUI.
  • Experience working on an MMO.
  • Experience shipping cross-platform games, especially: iOS, tvOS, Android, Mac, and PC.
  • Experience working with a polyglot microservice backend.
  • Interest in creating fun experiences around cycling, running, and overall fitness.

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(Colorado only) Minimum salary of $148,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

How to stand out among the rest:

Your resume/CV is enough to show off your skills, accomplishments, and experience. However, if you choose to include a cover letter introducing us to your awesome personality, we will read that too.

Values:

Of course, we are nothing without our values. Our values ground us. They ensure we run and build a company where people love to work, feel like they are welcomed, included, and belong.  Only then can they thrive and do their best work.  The values we strive to live every day are:

  • Make It Fun
  • Elevate Teammates
  • Cultivate Our Community
  • Always Level Up
  • One Zwift for All

We strongly believe that different backgrounds and ideas are a competitive advantage; we hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. Zwift is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. 

Zwift, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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What are Zwift Perks + Benefits

Zwift Benefits Overview

Zwift takes great pride in the benefits and perks that we offer each member of the team. Highlights include: paid parental leave and modern family benefits, 401k with company match, pension, mental health support, fitness industry perks, and a Lifestyle Spending Account. The well-being of each Watopian (what we call our employees) and their families is essential.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
"Make it Fun" is part of our culture and we have some of the very best people helping to shape wellness activities, spacial care packages, employee engagement programs, and events for everyone.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Zwift is on a journey to embed diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into all that we do. It starts with awareness building and knowledge gathering. All employees have a 3 course leaning path.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Zwift is excited to be launching ERG's in 2021!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Summer Fridays Monthly Company Timeouts Lifestyle Spending Account Fitness Program
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Program(s) Support for every aspect of the parental journey Meditation App Membership(s) Paid Therapy Sessions
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Zwift provides 12 weeks paid parental leave for any of the following: Birth parent Non-birth parent/partner Adoption
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
12 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver adoption.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Relocation assistance for qualifying job openings.
Fitness Subsidies
Fitness Budget for in-home equipment Lifestyle Spending Account Fitness Industry Perks
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
While we are all working remotely, Zwift allocates a monthly stipend to cover at home working expenses.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

There has been much investment in the well-being of the Zwift team. During the pandemic, and being remote, the company has adopted "summer Fridays" during the summer months and "monthly time outs" leading into the end of the year. Many companies are facing burned out employees and we are doing what we can to provide a culture that supports wellness.

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