Senior Software Engineer

Pocket Gems, a mobile entertainment company based in San Francisco, is continuously breaking new ground on smartphones and tablets by building graphically rich games, developing fun new genres of entertainment and creating innovative technologies. Launched in 2009, the company has grown to over 200 employees and their games have been downloaded over 250 million times globally.  One of our most recent successes, Episode, is a storytelling platform for the 2 billion mobile users around the world that allows user generated animated stories to be created by any author via our online portal. Since launching in 2014, we’ve had over 2 billion chapters read and 4 million writer sign-ups on our platform.

 
Pocket Gems is looking for the best developers in the world to join us in revolutionizing the mobile gaming paradigm.
 
Responsibilities:
 
As an engineer with Pocket Gems, you will build games, tools, and features with rapid release cycles that have an immediate impact, allowing you to reach millions of users instantly.

  • Collaborate closely in small, nimble, cross-functional teams with product managers, artists and designers to define our next generation of games
  • Develop and code innovative features using groundbreaking technologies
  • Enjoy the freedom of writing native applications while exploring the latest cross-platform technologies
  • 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
  • Control, manage and analyze big data flows, allowing us to fully leverage our massive data streams
  • Work with brilliant, great, fun people!


Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Deep experience with Python, Google App Engine, AWS, or related backend technologies
  • Front end experience with AngularJS or related technologies a plus
  • A plus if you have programming experience in one or more of the following: C/C++, Objective-C, Java, JavaScript, Mobile Software Development (iOS, Android)
  • Note: Prior mobile/gaming experience is NOT required.


Benefits:

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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