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 SOMA district of San Francisco.

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.


  • 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++.

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.