Episode is an interactive entertainment platform created by Pocket Gems, a leading mobile entertainment company backed by Tencent and Sequoia Capital. Episode aims to define storytelling for the 2+ billion people on mobile with animated, interactive stories that are part TV, novel, movie, and mobile game. Since launching in 2014, users have viewed over 4 billion episodes across 73,000+ stories. Over 8 million storytellers have signed up to create their own stories, including award-winning screenwriters and published novelists. Episode also partners with major studios and industry stars to create stories such as Mean Girls: Senior Year, Demi Lovato: Path to Fame, Clueless: School’s Out, Pitch Perfect In Deep Treble, and Pretty Little Liars.

Release engineers at Pocket Gems are responsible for the submission and release of our games to the major mobile app stores as well as maintaining and improving our build system infrastructure to provide test builds for the game teams and help them deliver a high quality product following best standards,  practices, and guidelines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining and improving build system infrastructure

  • Own and continually improve the reliability and performance of build, submission, and release processes

  • Build/Improve/maintain tools for continuous build, automated testing and release management

  • Provide game teams with support and guidance on all build related issues

  • Admin different Dev Ops systems i.e. Jenkins, Apple Developer Portal, iTunesConnect, Google Play, & JIRA

  • Maintain healthy communication and cooperation among the Engineering, QA, and Release teams

  • Maintain a repository of builds and release engineering related procedure documentation

  • Responsible for provisioning of devices as well as maintaining build machines in fleet


  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

  • Familiarity with the  iOS, OSX,  & Android ecosystems

  • Comfortable with scripting languages like Python, Ruby, Perl, etc.

  • Experience with Jenkins (or other build systems), GIT (or other SCM), and XCode a plus

  • Passionate about shipping quality products

  • Able to manage workflow and requests from multiple game development teams with a service-oriented attitude, and excellent communications skills

  • Note: 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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