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Pocket Gems

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

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

Pocket Gems wants to build the greatest games and interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission our founders began with in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009 and we continue it today.

Pocket Gems has grown to over 250 people in San Francisco. With $155 million in backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we’re constantly breaking new ground with graphically rich mobile games, fun new genres of mobile entertainment, and innovative technologies like our mobile-first Mantis Engine.

Our products have been downloaded over 325 million times by players around the world. Most recently, we’ve launched Episode, a mobile storytelling network and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game.



As a Software Engineer at Pocket Gems, you will develop and code innovative features using groundbreaking technologies while making world class games. Help us continue to be leaders in mobile entertainment, while being able to show your family and friends the games you make!

What You’ll Do:

Collaborate closely in small, nimble, cross-functional teams with product managers, artists and designers to define our next generation of games
Control, manage and analyze big data flows, allowing us to fully leverage our massive data streams
Participate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from ideation to specification to release
Design and implement scalable, reliable, and maintainable technologies for our iOS and Android gaming platforms
What You Bring to the Engineering Team:

BA, BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline
Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design, and OOP
Note: Prior mobile/gaming experience is NOT required
Extra Gems for:

Programming experience in one or more of the following: C/C++, Objective-C, Java, Python, JavaScript, Mobile Software Development (iOS, Android)
You love games and mobile entertainment!