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Senior Software Engineer, Graphics

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 Graphics team, you will work with our artists and programmers to architect and develop fundamental engine features, and take overall responsibility for the graphics technology within a major product and help define long term technical trajectory for the studio.

What You’ll Do:

  • Implement features in our custom built, high performance internal 3D game engine
  • Collaborate with designers on game teams to identify and build technology that powers game features e.g. 3D avatar customization system
  • Research and develop rendering techniques and performance enhancements
  • Work closely with AAA-calibre artists and drive the development of tools that need to be built for a production quality 3D art pipeline
  • Bend mobile hardware to your will, as you define the new frontier of AAA games on mobile

What You Bring to the Graphics Team:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other related and relevant technical field is required
  • 3+ years of practical experience in Graphics/3D Programming
  • 7+ years of total software engineering experience, some mobile preferred
  • One or more game titles shipped across any platform -- Mobile, Handheld, Console, PC
  • A working knowledge of iOS, Android, Unity, Unreal Engine, or comparable technology
  • The instincts and will to push the boundaries of mobile graphics and set the new standard

Extra Gems for:

  • Mobile development experience
  • Graphics or low level experience on consoles
  • Vulkan or Apple Metal experience
  • A master's degree in CS or related field

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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