Senior Application Security Architect




Multiple Locations (Remote)


Position summary

Careers Category: IT, Development Operations & Security

Careers location: Remote, US, Other, Remote, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition Id: R_Z-P208135

Zynga is currently seeking a Senior Application Security Architect to join our Application and Product Security team. The team assesses, enables and influences the secure design, development, operation and usage of games, while also providing Offensive Security and Penetration testing capabilities. This individual will drive the formation of the security architecture program within the team! The position will report to the Senior Manager of Application Security, and be a member of our Cybersecurity https://team.The right candidate will possess experience and familiarity with software and computer systems, hands-on technical skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced startup-like environment.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop security requirements, design patterns and templates for product teams
  • Enable adoption of security practices into the software development process
  • Partner with engineering teams on the specifications for automation tools and CI/CD enhancements through mockups and acceptance testing
  • Develop threat models to prioritize scope and use cases for penetration testing
  • Collaborate on product security roadmaps for Zynga’s games and conduct security maturity assessments
  • Work closely with Zynga software engineering and application teams outside the security organization

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Cyber Security experience of about 6-8 years.
  • Ability to translate design documents into security requirements
  • Experience with secure coding practices, code review, and familiarity with programming languages commonly used in game development eg. C, C++, C#, Go, Python, PHP, Obj-C/Swift, Linux and OSX
  • Experience and knowledge of cyber security concepts like identity, network security, encryption and malware detection.
  • Ability to thrive in an informal, startup environment
  • Ability to learn what you don’t know, rapid learning of new technologies and languages, and problem solve on the boundaries of your knowledge set.
  • Travel: No routine travel required. Infrequent travel required (yearly team meeting)

What we offer you:

  • Work in a studio that has complete P&L ownership of games
  • Create next-gen games that will be played and loved by millions of players around the world
  • Work in a collaborative team that invests in your development and growth on-the-job
  • Competitive salary and bonus plan
  • Extended Health coverage, disability, critical illness and life insurance
  • Child care facilities for women employees and discounted facilities for male employees
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Additional leave options for most employees
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Frequent employee events
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • A diverse team of friendly, fun and supportive co-workers
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups that connect Zyngites through culture, lifestyle and fun

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Why you should apply for a job to Zynga:

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  • 4.9/5 in supportive management

  • 94% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 82% would recommend this company to other women

  • 83% say the CEO supports gender diversity

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  • Generous parental leave for birth parents, partners and adoptive families.

  • Infertility support.

  • Emergency child care and flexible time-off policies.