Senior C++ Game Engineer

Reference: 17205 - Culver City, CA, United States

As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to "level up" our talent. We're searching for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.


Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays

100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan

Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More

Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens

Yoga & Wellness Activities

Happy Hours

Company Events

Dog Friendly

    • Help lead the design and development of a live multi-platform game, interfacing with company stakeholders throughout the project duration.
    • Play a substantial role in day-to-day coding, participating in performance profiling, optimization, and general troubleshooting as necessary.
    • Participate with the rest of the engineering organization providing valuable input on the company's long term engineering roadmap and helping identify areas of opportunity for improvement.

    • 4+ years programming experience; 2+ years with C++ and games
    • A history of developing software architecture and a history of shipping commercially successful products.
    • Loves to work with small teams in a collaborative environment!
    • Demonstrated competency in several of the following specialties, with an expertise in more than one: gameplay, physics, graphics /rendering, networking, optimization, analytics.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of several of the following platforms, with specific programming experience of more than one: iOS, Android, or browser based games.
    • Demonstrated command of applicable programming languages and a thorough knowledge of software design practices including modularity, event-driven architecture, object-oriented design, graphics and animation techniques, portability, extensibility and testability.

    • Python, Unity, C#
    • Proven expertise in producing high-performance product, with special focus on performance tuning and optimal resource utilization.
    • Proven problem solving skills and the ability to jump on a system and identify its flaws and their solution quickly.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of software best practices.
    • Demonstrated ability to solve complex code problems efficiently.
    • Demonstrated experience in building new software technology.
    • Self-starter, analytical, creative, highly motivated with a visionary spirit.
    • Strong skills in terms of identifying and articulating goals and risks to management
    • Team player with strong influencing skills.
    • Proven track record of success as it relates to the full lifecycle of product development, launch and revenue success.
    • Familiarity with git, jenkins, jira.


We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more.

Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.


Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City's global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company's popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.