Game Engineer

Information Technology San Francisco, California


Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, Covet Fashion, Design Home, Racing Rivals, TAP Sports Baseball, and branded IP games including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. We have worldwide studios in North America, Russia and India. Our headquarters are in the heart of the bustling SOMA district of San Francisco.

Team Overview

At GluPlay, we believe you can have fun anywhere, any time and at any age. That’s why we’re committed to creating mobile games for everyone to enjoy, including the fan-favorite DASH® games like Diner Dash®, Cooking Dash 2016® and Gordon Ramsay Dash™. Whether you’re in line at the store, on your lunch break or lounging at home, you only need a minute to dive into game—you’ll find a lifetime of entertainment. Our games are played by tens of millions of fans worldwide and we’re just getting started.

Role Overview

The Game Engineer works in the GluPlay studio organization to develop high quality features and exciting new gameplay modes for our portfolio of successful mobile games. This individual will work closely with producers, designers, and other engineers to deliver rapid game development and robust live operations. The successful candidate will have strong technical fundamentals, understand how to develop in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for delivering delightful experiences to our players.


  • Code design, task estimation, implementation, and debugging of game content and features.
  • Develop gameplay mechanics, UI, and systems to advance our award-winning portfolio of games.
  • Ensures that our games are optimized for all supported hardware and platforms.
  • Understands the various platform store submissions requirements and creates applications that conform to these requirements.
  • Effectively and frequently communicates with team members to ensure rapid iteration and highly efficient development.


  • Two (2) years professional experience on mobile game development.
  • Two (2) years professional C++ programming experience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of how to write optimized, maintainable, high quality code that supports a wide variety of hardware and platforms.
  • Participated both on developing new games and development for live operations.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science.
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

Preferred Skills

  • Professional work experience with the Cocos2d-x platform on a mobile game from inception to market to live operations and development.
  • Experience with social and connected features.
  • Experience with iOS development and Objective-C
  • Experience developing Android games in Java and C++.

Life at the cutting edge of wireless technology is an exciting but demanding place to be. Glu is always on the look out for exceptionally talented individuals to join our team. We reward talent, creativity, and the ability to get the job done. At Glu, you'll find dynamic people, a hip, forward-thinking culture, a team-oriented environment and opportunity for advancement. If you are interested in mobile technology and want to be part of a team that makes the future of wireless technology happen, then Glu is for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Glu is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace.