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 200 million times globally.

We are looking for a Graphics specialist to join our 3D Engine team. As a core member of the team, you will develop features for our engine and tools that will power graphically rich next-gen mobile games that delight millions of users. This is a rare opportunity to join a talented team working on solutions to a new and fascinating challenge.

This is a highly skilled and demanding role, particularly as mobile GPUs are growing exponentially more powerful. We are busy bringing rendering features previously only found on console and high end PC to mobile -- and we want you to be a part of this! This is an excellent opportunity for personal and career development.


  • 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


  • 3+ year(s) of practical experience in Graphics Programming
  • One or more game titles shipped across any platform -- Mobile, Handheld, Console, PC
  • Working knowledge of iOS, Android, Unity, Unreal Engine, or comparable preferred
  • Graphics or low level experience on consoles a plus. Vulkan or Apple Metal experience a plus
  • The instincts and will to push the boundaries of mobile graphics and set the new standard


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) match. 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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