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. 

Pocket Gems is currently working on building groundbreaking multiplayer experiences for core gamers.  The foundation of Pocket Gems is our pioneering team, world-class proprietary Mantis Engine, and cutting-edge network technologies.  

You will take initiative to design and implement complex systems with little or no technical direction.  The upcoming roadmap will be driven by your close collaboration with cross-functional teams and your extensive technical know-how.  You will engage and develop engineers on your team, and guide their efforts as they also undertake a wide variety of technical challenges.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and code innovative, scalable and robust features

  • Engage and develop a team of Engineers

  • Define objectives and drive software engineering best practices

  • Collaborate closely in small, nimble, cross-functional teams with product managers, artists and designers

  • Participate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from ideation to specification to release


  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design and OOP

  • Passionate about building the next-generation of 3D games on mobile including synchronous multiplayer

  • 4+ years work experience, including at least 1 year of relevant engineering team management experience

  • Prior mobile/gaming experience is NOT required


Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including Anthem PPO, Kaiser health plans, and free One Medical membership. 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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