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Senior Software Engineer, Cross Platform

Pocket Gems, Core Games

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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 Senior Software Engineer on the Cross Platform team, you will work on a cross-platform technology that allows iOS apps to run on Android automatically, without extensive changes to the original Objective-C or C++ code. This platform has been battle tested with several top grossing apps we’ve shipped on Google Play Store to millions of users. Our Platform team works closely with our App teams, so you’ll quickly see your work in the hands of millions of users.

What You’ll Do:

  • Master a build system
  • Integrate third-party libraries
  • Add support for latest Objective-C features
  • Crush bugs
  • Build abstractions that enable other teams to write platform-agnostic code

What You Bring to the Cross Platform Team:

  • Strong knowledge of OpenGL ES, Objective-C, C++ (or related tech/languages)
  • 3+ year of practical experience in shipping major iOS apps and/or developing cross-platform technologies
  • Experience with build systems and cross-compiling toolchains
  • A working knowledge of Android Java APIs, JNI, NDK

Extra Gems for:

  • Familiarity with any of these Open Source projects: GNUstep, CFLite, Cocotron, Clang, cocos2d 

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Pocket Gems

About We want to build the greatest games and interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission Pocket Gems’ founders began with in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009 and we continue it today. Pocket Gems has grown to over 200 people in San Francisco. With 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 270 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.

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