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Pocket Gems

A social game developer creating a series of free-to-play mobile games.

Senior Software Engineer, Empire
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Pocket Gems seeks to build the greatest games and most compelling interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission our founders began with in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009 and it continues to inspire us today. Since then, we’ve grown to over 200 people in San Francisco, and with $155 million in backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we’re constantly breaking new ground in mobile entertainment.

Our products have been downloaded over 450 million times by players around the world. In recent years, we’ve launched Episode, a mobile storytelling network and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game. As our community of players continues to grow, we’re committed to building diverse and inclusive environments across our teams, and in our games.

As a Senior Software Engineer, Core Games, you’ll pioneer the next generation of mobile games, tools, and features, with rapid release cycles that will make an immediate impact. We’re a very collaborative team, focused on deeply understanding our millions of users in order to consistently surprise and delight them. This role is a part of our Empire Track, which develops strategy-based games, including fantasy and world-building.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and code innovative, scalable, and robust features
  • Balance the technical and product roadmaps within the team
  • Collaborate closely in a small, nimble, cross-functional team with creatives in an iterative agile environment, providing (and receiving) regular feedback to/from product managers, artists, engineers, and designers
  • Participate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from ideation to specification to release

What You Bring to Engineering Team:

  • 5+ years of engineering experience,
  • Strong team building and empowering skills; you love building and mentoring scalable and high-performing teams of engineers at all levels
  • Fluent in C++ or C#
  • Strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design and OOP
  • A love for gaming development
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Extra Gems For:

  • Prior entertainment or gaming industry experience
  • Extra interest in building and playing core games, such as FPS, RTS, MOBA, RPG