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 engineering team. As a core member of the team, you'll have the opportunity to architect and build features for our 3D engine and tools that will power graphically rich next-gen mobile games that delight millions of users.

To be successful in this role, you will have a strong grasp of graphics programming and practical experience in gaming.  You’ll be able to exercise your unique insights into the mobile gaming and advance our capabilities across our platform.


  • Implement features to extend the rendering capabilities of the core 3D Engine e.g. Dynamic Lighting
  • Collaborate with designers on game teams to identify and build technology that powers game features e.g. 3D avatar customization system
  • Research and development of performance enhancement features and techniques e.g. Instanced drawing
  • Work closely with artists and drive the development of tools that need to be built for a production quality 3D art pipeline


  • 3+ year(s) of practical experience in Graphics Programming
  • One or more AAA 3D game titles shipped across any platform -- Mobile, Handheld, Console, PC
  • Strong knowledge of OpenGL pipeline and ability to write high performance shaders
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of iOS, Android, Unity, Unreal Engine, or comparable preferred
  • A burning desire to push the boundaries of mobile graphics


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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