Game Engineer II


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Oakland, California
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Life at Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze. Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device. We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play.

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration

Summary and Mission

Our experienced engineering team comes from a wide range of backgrounds. Whether you’re an engineer working in console games developed in C++, or a web developer building highly interactive experiences in JavaScript, we’re looking to hire engineers with solid fundamentals.

As a Game Engineer you will be responsible for seeing a feature through the entire process of design, build, release, and analysis. You will utilize a combination of JavaScript running on top of our game engine using Cocos2d-JS and PHP for any functionality interfacing with our game server. Our games run cross platform on iOS, Android, and the Web and we’re always looking for creative technology solutions to push the envelope. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a team of engineers, artists, designers and QA to deliver exciting new content and outstanding user experiences
  • Release code weekly and get immediate feedback from players experiencing content as well as in depth metrics on how your feature is being used
  • Take ownership of features across both client and server
  • Develop in an agile environment to deploy performant code simultaneously across multiple mobile platforms
  • Profile, identify, and implement performance enhancements across the game


  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 2+ years professional experience in software development
  • 1+ years of proficiency in JavaScript
  • Experience with the entire development life-cycle from gathering requirements to launching
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, and a self-starter who can work without supervision
  • An excellent critical thinker and problem solver, with demonstrated analytical skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience programming for mobile devices on iOS and/or Android
  • 1+ years of working with PHP
  • Working knowledge of Cocos2d and/or Cocos Creator

Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

This role is not eligible for any company sponsored immigration visas.