Jam City Principal Software Engineer in Carlsbad, California

We are always looking for the “best and brightest” talent to join our family. At Jam City you will have the freedom to work and play with a team of entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to get things done!

Jam City is on the hunt for the best and brightest Principal Software Engineer in Carlsbad to work on our hit game, Cookie Jam. We're looking for an extremely talented and seasoned engineer with a passion for interactive entertainment and games.

Perks & Benefits

• Employee Stock Options • Unlimited Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Days & Holidays • 100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plans (PPO & HMO) • Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More • Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens • Food Truck Fridays • Yoga & Wellness Activities • Happy Hours • Company Retreats


• 8-10+ years programming experience, with 5+ on mobile; 5+ years as Senior or Lead • A history of developing software architecture and a history of shipping commercially successful products. • Demonstrated competency in several of the following specialties, with an expertise in more than one: gameplay, physics, 3D graphics/rendering, game logic, networking, AS3/Flash, optimization, analytics. • Demonstrated experience with several of the following Flash related technologies: Adobe AIR, Starling, Feathers, Flex. • Demonstrated knowledge of several of the following platforms, with specific programming experience of more than one: iOS, Android, consoles, PC 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. • Demonstrated fluency in at least two of the following: C++, C#, Java, Objective-C, ActionScript 3, major scripting languages. • 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. • Great communication skills both written and verbal. • Familiarity with git, svn, p4 or other VCS. • Regular tasks to be performed include: • Working with the design team to create puzzle hazards that allow for the creation of fun and interesting game levels. • 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. • Participate in prototyping meetings to provide technical perspective • Must currently reside within the San Diego or Orange County Area.

Company Description

Jam City is a Los Angeles-based mobile gaming platform with global reach.

Created in 2010 by former MySpace co-founders Chris DeWolfe and Aber Whitcomb along with former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado, its games have been downloaded more than 800 million times and are regularly played each month by nearly 50 million people, half of whom live outside the United States.

Jam City (formerly SGN Games) is the creative force behind 6 of the Top 100 highest grossing games across Google’s and Apple’s U.S. app stores.

Its portfolio of hit titles includes Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, the Book of Life: Sugar Smash, Marvel Avengers Academy and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. Cookie Jam is the recipient of Facebook’s 2014 “Game of the Year” award.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Jam City also has studios in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego and Buenos Aires.