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 250 million times by players around the world. With its pioneering team, Pocket Gems is uniquely capable of making original and genre-defining products as mobile devices become the primary computing device for everyone in 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.

As Senior Content Designer you will spearhead the implementation of the story and setting of one of our upcoming mobile titles. You will work with the art and game design disciplines to define the creative vision and create the world, characters and player fantasies that are the narrative foundation of our game. You will then collaborate closely with other disciplines to implement engaging content and narrative using our tools and scripting solutions. You will also have the opportunity to use your experience as a seasoned veteran to mentor other designers.


  • 5+ years of experience in content design

  • Highly skilled at game narrative and with a great interest in narrative in film, television, comics, books and games.

  • Ability to quickly internalize new engines and game technologies

  • Experience in leading and mentoring creative professionals

  • Strong design mentality and intuition for game mechanics and game flow

  • Understanding for game design and experience in collaborating with other disciplines on game development projects

  • Avid gamer across multiple platforms and genres

  • Ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with others

  • Self-organized and self-motivated

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills


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) 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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