Senior Software Engineer, Storytelling - Military veterans preferred

Pocket Gems


  full-time   part-time   employee   contract

San Francisco
United States

Pocket Gems seeks to build the greatest mobile games and most compelling interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission our founders began with, in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009, and it continues to inspire us today. Since then, we’ve grown to over 200 people in San Francisco, and with $155 million in backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we’re constantly breaking new ground in mobile entertainment.Our products have been downloaded over 500 million times by players around the world and have generated over $1 billion in bookings. In recent years, we’ve launched Episode, a mobile storytelling network and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game.As our community of players continues to grow, we’re committed to building diverse and inclusive environments across our teams, and in our games.As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll pioneer the next generation of mobile storytelling, tools, and features, with rapid release cycles that will make an immediate impact. We’re a very collaborative team, focused on deeply understanding our millions of users in order to consistently surprise and delight them. This role is a part of our Storytelling Track, which develops games and projects focused on narrative storytelling and character building.Note: This role is open to remote employment for those who reside in California,Washington State, Colorado and Texas.What You’ll DoDesign and code innovative, scalable, and robust featuresBalance the technical and product roadmaps within the teamCollaborate closely in a small, nimble, cross-functional team with creatives in an iterative agile environment, providing (and receiving) regular feedback to/from product managers, artists, writers, engineers, and designersParticipate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from ideation to specification to releaseWhat You Bring To Engineering Team5+ years of engineering experience,Strong team building and empowering skills; you love building and mentoring scalable and high-performing teams of engineers at all levelsFluent in Objective C or C++Knowledge of Python or other scripting languages and familiarity with cloud platforms (GAE, AWS)Strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design and OOPA love for gaming development and/or storytellingBA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experienceExtra Gems ForPrior entertainment or gaming industry experienceReact or AngularJS experience Extra interest in building and playing narrative games or interactive storiesColorado Residents Only: In Colorado, the minimum salary for this position is $133,000. Please note that this information is only provided publicly for candidates in Colorado, but the role is open to candidates outside of Colorado as well.#WA #CA #TX #CORead more about what we’ve been up to! Pocket Gems BlogAt Pocket Gems, we're building teams that value originality, inclusivity, and accountability. While we believe we offer competitive perks, such as annual bonuses, unlimited PTO, 401k matching, and a generous benefits package, we hope to engage with talent based on our core values.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.