Architect, Game Platform


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/28/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 301 E. Ocean Blvd Suite 1950, Long Beach, CA, 90802

About Zwift

Zwift is the app that makes indoor training fun. Connecting cyclists and runners around the world, Zwift mixes the intensity of training with the immersive and engaging play of gaming. Ride or run virtual worlds with a community that motivates you at every mile. You'll get faster and stronger and have a blast doing it.

You can become the undisputed king of the mountain, leave your competitors in your wake to become the sprint jersey holder, or simply join your friends for a leisurely run on a Sunday morning.

Job Description

About the role and about You:

Zwift is looking for an Architect to join our Zwift Game team.  You may be in the role of Technical Director at your current studio.  The right candidate is a leader in game development, able to architect end-to-end features for an MMO-style game.  This is a hands-on, technical-focused role reporting directly to VP of Engineering, without people-management duties.  You’ll be creating compelling user experiences across our game, Zwift Companion mobile apps, and website, including solution plans, presenting demos and concepts, leading architecture discussions, and rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty.

What you’ll do:

  • 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.

What we're looking for:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science and/or relevant technical area.
  • 8+ years of game development experience.
  • 5+ years of technical leadership experience.
  • Strong mentor and able to coach other senior engineers on how to be great mentors.
  • Experience with some of the following: Java, Git, REST, PostgreSQL or MySQL, AWS, and Redis or Memcached
  • Expertise in networking and client-server feature development. 
  • Strong production troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with automated testing and build pipelines for CI/CD.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working on an MMO.
  • Experience shipping cross-platform games, especially: iOS, tvOS, Android, Mac, and PC.
  • Experience with LiveOps and doing experiment/feature-flag based development.
  • Experience working on engine development.
  • Experience with java and/or backend development.
  • Interest in creating fun experiences around cycling, running, and overall fitness.

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.


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

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