Game Design Senior/Lead/Director (General Application)

Pocket Gems, a leading mobile entertainment company backed by Sequoia Capital and Tencent, is breaking new ground with graphically rich mobile games, fun new genres of mobile entertainment, and innovative technologies like our mobile-first Mantis Engine. Profitable since launch in 2009, the company has grown to over 200 employees. Pocket Gems’ games have been downloaded over 250 million times by players around the world. Our ideal candidates enjoy a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication.

This person will join one of our new teams working on "core" games in the sci-fi or fantasy genres. We are looking for designers excited to bring AAA quality work and establish Pocket Gems as a leader in polished yet deep multiplayer gameplay. We are excited to be shaping and defining games as we know it on mobile.



  • 5+ years of experience in game design
  • Ability to conceptualize, prototype, iterate and balance features
  • Strong design mentality and intuition for game mechanics and game flow
  • Avid gamer across multiple platforms/genres
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with others
  • Self-organized and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including a Premiere PPO health plan. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Medical, Dental and Vision premiums (and 75% of the cost for their dependents), as well as short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) plan. Pocket Gems is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco, one block North of the Montgomery Street BART station.

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.

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