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Architect – FinOps, Central Technology

Come join the team at Zynga making an impact across all of the company’s games – Central Technology! Are you a software, data, and cloud engineering expert with FinOps chops? This unique position will challenge you to tackle situations across a broad set of technical stacks, to soak up internal business logic from all kinds of teams, and to drive cost efficiency improvements across the organization. This FinOps team expands beyond just AWS and GCP and investigates cost optimization and unit economics for a variety of technology vendors.


  • Lead all technical aspects of the FinOps team’s software development and data analysis, including mentorship of software and cloud engineers
  • Stay up-to-date on changes within Cloud Hosting Providers (AWS) and other vendor software (Unity, Splunk, Datadog, Jetbrains, etc) to identify new cost savings opportunities for the organization
  • Propose and design new FinOps tooling using a wide array of patterns: Data Pipeline, API, Cron jobs, Slack bot, UI, SQL, NoSQL, Tableau
  • Assist Product Management with prioritizing endeavors based upon organization impact, estimated cost reduction, and level of effort
  • Assist Data Analysts with designing SQL tables and using Tableau effectively for accurate data analysis
  • Coordinate with team members across the enterprise to ensure cost optimization and cost transparency initiatives are effective and valuable


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Engineering, or other quantitative field (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience serving as a technical leader in an enterprise (collaboration with 50+ teams)
  • Experience collaborating with customers across many teams and levels within an enterprise
  • Experience serving as a mentor to other engineers
  • Experience leading projects from the ground up, breaking work into logical components, and delegating tasks
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS)
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience with software programming (preferably Python)
  • Hands-on experience with SQL tables and SQL queries
  • Hands-on experience developing API’s, UI’s, and data pipelines
  • Hands-on experience with infrastructure-as-code and continuous integration testing
  • Strong collaborative approach


  • Previous experience with FinOps practices and cost management analysis


  • Competitive salary, bonus plan and ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP/DPSP company match contribution (Canada)
  • 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
  • Global Fitness reimbursement program
  • Global Wellbeing Program
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid parental, pregnancy-related disability, caregiver, and compassionate leaves
  • 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 player

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, 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 to join us!

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

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.


The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $155,000 and $280,000 per year. 

However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations.   Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits.  Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a or email domain).

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  • Company: Zynga
  • Published: 31st January 2024
  • Closing Date: 28th April 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $155,000 - $280,000
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None