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.

Pocket Gems has a broadly defined over-arching role for an extremely experienced graphics engineer. You will work with our artists and programmers to architect and develop fundamental engine features, and take overall responsibility for the graphics technology within a major product and help define long term technical trajectory for the studio.

Does the following describe you? If so, apply below!

  • You have had extensive experience developing graphics technologies using an in-house engine, have developed a deep understanding of architectural and performance issues typically faced by game engine programmers.
  • You preferably have experience on console and/or high end PC games using modern rendering techniques.
  • You have a long history of working with graphics techniques, and fondly remember hardware like the PS2, where applying just the right mathematical or engineering tricks could emulate complex simulations.
  • You have an encyclopedic knowledge of rendering techniques, including solutions to all of the common real time rendering problems (lighting, large worlds, water, atmospherics, etc). You have experience working on cross platform games, and have extensive experience with multiple different graphics APIs.
  • Nvidia and AMD hardware are starting to feel passĂ©, you're looking for a new challenge, with a new type of hardware and new problems to solve. Overcoming hardware limitations is your bread and butter, and you know how to make an underpowered device feel like a PS4.
  • You want to work at a leading studio that is financially stable, growing rapidly and defines the categories it works in.


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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