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Production Intern 2024

United States (On-Site)

All levels

3 Weeks ago

5 skills required for this role

Job Description

About Us

Zynga is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by millions of people around the world every single day. We are headquartered in San Mateo and have additional offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K and India. Since our founding in 2007, our mission has been to connect the world through games and delight consumers with social gaming experiences. To date, more than one billion people have played our games across the Web and mobile, including FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR.

Our Teams

Zynga’s Applied AI group focuses on developing innovative ways to address problems within the game development process, demonstrating directly the ways that AI can make valuable contributions. Our first title, Spell Forest, is available for download and builds on our technology stack, designed to demonstrate what we call "AI-First Game Development".

The team’s production role primarily focuses on planning, tracking, and reporting on initiative progress, facilitating collaboration, and leading meetings. Candidates should be interested in supporting groundbreaking innovation in the areas of Game Development, Machine Learning and Computational Creativity - but a deep understanding of these fields is not required. A passion for games is definitely an advantage!

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple work streams and provide regular project status reports on deliveries. Identify potential risks and proposed solutions, and regularly communicate key details to the team and to leadership.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to build and refine the overall project roadmap, decomposing tasks into concrete milestones and setting realistic schedules for completion.
  • Partner with leadership to iterate on processes and policies that allow the team to efficiently produce a high quality product on time and on budget.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • This role is 30 hours per week
  • Experience leading Agile/Waterfall development processes to successful, timely delivery.
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle. A familiarity with AI or Machine Learning techniques is not vital but is advantageous.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, and develop mutually agreeable solutions to problems encountered.
  • Motivation to own outcomes and operate relatively independently while maintaining efficiency.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (predominantly Outlook and Excel) and Google Workspace (Drive, Sheets, Docs) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence/Wiki) or other similar tools is a plus.

What We Offer

  • Work with one of the leading teams in Game AI industry-wide
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Remote set-up and onboarding
  • Work with the best tools - get your own MacBook
  • Happy Hour every Friday
  • Much more…

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $40 and $46 per hour. 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. 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse 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 candidates, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds. Join us!

Zynga will consider for employment all qualified applicants 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 AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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 zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov.

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 zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov.

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