Lead Game Engineer

Engineering 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 financial district of San Francisco. To learn more, follow this link: http://www.glu.com/

Lead Game Engineer

The Lead Game Engineer works in the GluPlay studio organization, working closely with producers, designers, artists, community management, and cross-functional groups to support our portfolio of successful mobile games. As a lead engineer, this individual and his/her team will deliver new features, support live operations, and rapidly develop prototype gameplay. The successful candidate will be a hands-on leader who combines business understanding with 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.
  • Lead/develop gameplay mechanics, systems, and tools to advance our award-winning portfolio of games.
  • Ensures that our games are optimized for all supported hardware and platforms.
  • Effectively and frequently communicates with team members to ensure rapid iteration and highly efficient development.
  • Takes a pro-active role in understanding our products as a whole and collaborating across functional disciplines.
  • Lead regular sync-up meetings with individual contributors.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four (4) 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.
  • Professional work experience with the Cocos2d-x platform on a mobile game from inception to market to live operations and development
  • Experience with Unity3d
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science.

Desired Requirements:

  • 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++.


About Glu Mobile:

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!

About the GluPlay Studio @ Glu Mobile:

At GluPlay, we believe you can have fun anywhere, anytime 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—yet you’ll find a lifetime of entertainment. Our games are played by tens of millions of fans worldwide, and we’re just getting started.


Core benefits include health, dental, vision, life/disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) and Glu stock packages. Glu is located in SOMA (near the Moscone Center) and offers great fringe benefits, including generous paid time off & company holidays, weekly chair massages, daily-catered breakfasts, free snacks and refreshments, and a fun, casual working environment.  Our offices are easily accessed by all regional forms of public transportation (BART, CalTrain, Muni, Golden Gate Transit, etc.).

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.