Software Engineer, Multiplayer Networking

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 200 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.

Core studio’s vision is to create AAA-quality 3D real-time multiplayer game experiences for mobile. We’re looking for a Multiplayer gameplay specialist to help realize that vision for our future titles that have even stronger latency demands than War Dragons, our top-grossing synchronous multiplayer game.

 

Job description:

As a core member of one of our early stage game teams, you’ll

  • Help make central networking architecture choices
  • Build core networking abstractions, libraries and tools
  • Debug connectivity issues and deliver smooth multiplayer gameplay experience
  • Provide technical guidance for multiplayer gameplay design and features
  • Evaluate hosting providers and SDKs

 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ year(s) of practical experience working on Multiplayer gameplay systems
  • One or more AAA multiplayer game titles shipped across any platform -- Mobile, Handheld, Console, PC
  • Strong knowledge of network protocols, client/server and peer-to-peer gameplay networking architecture
  • Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design and OOP
  • Professional experience in a OOP language like C# / C++ / Objective-C etc.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent

 

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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