Join the Niantic team!

Niantic, Inc. spun out of Google in October 2015 in partnership with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company with a mission to delight our customers with innovative entertainment experiences which blend works of the imagination with the real world to enable our users to have fun while visiting new places, learning about the world around them, and meeting new friends. Our first product, Ingress, has been downloaded more than 14M times and has attracted a fan-base of highly active users in more than 200 countries around the world. Our systems utilize high throughput real-time geospatial querying and indexing techniques to process more than 200M game actions per day as people interact with real and virtual objects in the physical world. With the upcoming launch of Pokémon GO we will extend that system even further. Interesting opportunities exist in developing the hosted platform for these and future products and in developing innovative client-side 3D and AR technologies.

Niantic offers competitive salaries, stock options, medical and dental coverage for you and your family, generous vacation and holiday pay. We have game nights, outdoor adventures, and most importantly super fun and smart people! And yes – we offer healthy free lunches too!

We have conveniently located offices in several great locations: San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Seattle, & Los Angeles.

We look forward to seeing your resume. You can click on ‘apply’ below or send your resume to jobs@nianticlabs.com.

Our open positions are regularly updated, if you are interested in joining our team and don’t see a fit now, please check back.

OPEN POSITIONS:

Production Engineer / DevOps / SRE

Maintain the reliability of servers for mobile real-world MMO experiences, and guide mobile client and server releases on Google Container Engine using docker and kubernetes. Responsibilities will include system monitoring and real-time root cause analysis of system anomalies. You will work with a proven and experienced team of mobile and cloud developers to turn the entire world into a gameboard and keep it working.

Required qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or other technical major with equivalent experience.

  • Experience monitoring or engineering a multi-server service with substantial traffic

  • Authorized to work in the United States

Nice to have:

  • Experience engineering in Java.
Location: 
San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Seattle Area (Bellevue)
Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States
Software Engineer - Server Infrastructure

Create the server infrastructure to support our hosted AR/Geo platform underpinning projects such as Pokémon GO using Java and Google Cloud. You will work on real-time indexing, querying and aggregation problems at massive scales of hundreds of millions of events per day, all on a single, coherent world-wide instance shared by millions of users.

Required qualifications:

  • At least two years of relevant work experience required; in lieu of two years work experience, either a PhD or two relevant internships at large tech companies

  • Experience with real-time or asynchronous processing of large-scale datasets or on high QPS frontends

  • Experience with Google Cloud or AWS highly desired

Key Skills:
Java, Cloud Computing, NoSQL
Location: 
San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Seattle Area (Bellevue), Los Angeles
Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States
Machine Learning Engineer

Leverage a dataset consisting of hundreds of millions of user actions a day to model, analyze and predict user behavior to not only create incredible gameplay experiences but help people change their lives with games based in the real world.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science with a thesis in machine learning, or thesis grounded in machine learning techniques in other engineering or science fields

  • Repeated experience analyzing and creating empirically verifiable models based on real-world data using multiple approaches

Location: 
San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Seattle Area (Bellevue)
Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States
Mobile Software Engineer

Create mobile real-world MMO experiences on Android and iOS, with a particular emphasis on Android development in Java. You will work with a proven and experienced team of mobile and cloud developers to turn the entire world into a gameboard.

Required qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science

  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience

  • Game industry experience a plus

  • Java expertise

Key Skills:
Java, C++, Android or iOS, Mobile application development
Location: 
San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Seattle Area (Bellevue), Los Angeles
Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States
Unity Game Developer

Create mobile real-world MMO games using Unity 3D. You will work with a proven and experienced team of mobile and cloud developers to turn the entire world into a gameboard.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum two years of work experience developing in a multi-person game studio

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science

Key Skills:
Unity3D (Unity 3D), C#
Location: 
San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Seattle Area (Bellevue)
Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States
QA Engineer

Are you passionate about mobile gaming? Then come be part of the QA team at Niantic, where we keep the world moving with games like Ingress and Pokémon GO! As a QA Engineer you will work closely with other QA team members, QA manager and the production team to ensure that we are delivering quality experiences. You will be responsible for planning, creating, implementation and execution of testing for core areas of our games.

Required qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or other technical major with equivalent experience.

  • 3+ years of software QA experience

  • Strong knowledge of QA methodology and tools

  • Experience building and designing test cases

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team, as well as individually, and demonstrate pride in your work

Nice to have:

  • One or more years of Mobile Testing/QA experience

  • Passion for mobile devices and mobile gaming

  • Experience writing test automation/scripts

Location: 
Seattle Area (Bellevue)
Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States
Operations Manager

Provide excellent operational support for Niantic’s location based gaming products. This person will collaborate with different individuals across the organization, within other geographies, and be willing to “roll-up the sleeves” in order to accomplish all necessary tasks. They will constantly look for solutions to problems and evaluate ways to more efficiently and effectively manage and scale the global support team.

Required qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree

  • 5+ years of operations/customer support work experience with a demonstrated track record delivering business value and scaling support (mobile apps and gaming support a plus).

  • Strong people management experience with distributed teams.

  • Ability to effectively manage complex projects and communicate cross-functionally and cross geography with all levels.

  • Exceptional verbal and written English communication skills.

  • Analytically-minded, logical thinker with strong problem solving skills and ability to make trade-offs.

  • Team player and self starter with strong interpersonal and solution oriented attitude, and an ability to effectively operate with high energy and flexibility in a fast paced, constantly evolving team environment.

  • Ability to learn technical concepts quickly and articulate operational needs and issues to engineering and product teams.

  • Excellent spreadsheet modeling, presentation, database query skills; statistical, quantitative modeling and forecasting skills.

Location: 
San Francisco
Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States
Unity Technical Artist

Niantic Labs, creator of Ingress and the upcoming Pokémon GO, seeks an Unity Technical Artist with creative and technical expertise to develop challenging Unity scenes. Niantic is a fast-moving, multi-disciplinary team of software developers and creative professionals based in San Francisco and Seattle. You will be responsible for working with Unity and other graphics tools to merge the virtual with the real world.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with engineering and product teams to help build features and solve creative problems
  • Iterate rapidly on Unity scenes to finalize product and other creative requirements
  • Facilitate communication and asset pipeline between engineering and artist teams

Required qualifications:

  • Expert-level experience with Unity Game Engine
  • Expert in scripting with C# within the Unity environment
  • Experience creating real-time visual effects sequences
  • Knowledge of optimizing real-time 3D-graphics pipeline for mobile platforms
  • Solid artistic skills (drawing or digital painting) a plus
  • Experience collaborating within a multi-person game studio a plus
  • BS or MS degree in design, games-related or technical field is a plus

Please attach a portfolio link including sketches/drawing examples and resume.

Key Skills:
Unity 3D, C#, Real-time VFX, Artistic skills
Location: 
San Francisco, Seattle Area (Bellevue)
Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

Niantic Labs encourages players to go on adventures on foot with others. We’re passionate about real world, social, mobile games, like Ingress. Our team seeks a candidate to assist with administrative support for our team, office and facilities management to ensure a smooth and efficient operation of our offices. We are looking for a highly energetic administrative assistant and office manager who will work with all functions of our team.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage and assist our executive’s calendar, domestic and international travel and meeting coordination

  • Collaborate with other staff members on special projects, as needed, including but not limited to, research, project coordination, and documentation

  • Support the execution of external and team events

  • Manage the reception area and all of its functions, and act as first contact for guests

  • Coordinate internal and external staff events and business meetings, including conference room set-up and breakdown, catering, etc.

  • Manage vendor relationships for building and internal office

  • Proactively manage, monitor, and procure office and kitchen supplies and provide budgetary oversight

Requirements:

  • 5-7+ years office management and / or progressive administrative experience that includes the following:
    • Supporting a large team in administrative assistant capacity
    • Executive Assistant experience in supporting a large team
    • Managing reception desk and clerical staff
    • Event planning and coordination
    • Managing building maintenance staff and vendors

  • Must be extremely proficient with Google Apps; relevant experience with Expensify, Microsoft Office a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to work in a fast paced, challenging environment

  • Strong project management skills with a high level of initiative and judgment

  • Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, and make and communicate the rationale behind key decisions in a constantly evolving fast paced work environment

  • Self-assured and energetic self-starter; proactive about learning and motivated to take on additional responsibilities over time

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team and represent the company with integrity

Key Skills:
Extremely proficient with Google Apps
Expensify
Microsoft Office
Written and verbal communication
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States
Assistant Product Marketing Manager, Niantic Europe (Full Time Contractor)

Niantic encourages players to go on adventures on foot with others. We’re passionate about real world, social, mobile games, like Ingress and Pokémon GO. Our Niantic Marketing team seeks a candidate to scale our mission in Europe. You will be responsible for strategy and execution of European player events as well as various marketing campaigns. Role requires intensive cooperation with event and marketing partners, players and internal functions.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies and tactics for European marketing partners

  • Help managing player and partner relations

  • Coordinate partner events and marketing campaigns

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field

  • Min 3-5 years experience of marketing at client or agency side

  • Passionate gamer possessing ample experience with Ingress and its communities

  • Event management expertise

  • Strong multi-tasking and project management skills

  • Flexibility and willingness to travel and work weekends, as needed (eg, during European player events)

  • Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; fluency in English

Key Skills:
Social Media
Written Communication
Marketing Communication
Project Management
Event management
Location: 
Hamburg, Germany
Marketing Event Coordinator, EMEA (Full time contractor)

In this logistics intensive role, you will be responsible for all aspects of executing Niantic marketing events in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This includes finding event venues, negotiating contracts, finding and coordinating vendors like security and photographers, permitting with appropriate city and parks departments, budgeting and accounting, scheduling, working with community volunteers, and international shipping. Must be very detail oriented, willing to travel and work on weekends, and able to contribute positively in a fast paced, sometimes ambiguous, environment.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Event Logistics

  • Coordinating event vendors

  • Event budgeting and accounting

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with event management

  • Able to travel and work long hours and weekends as needed

Key Skills:
Fluent English
Location: 
Hamburg, Germany
Niantic is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status (and any other protected status afforded by a federal, state or municipal regulation).
 
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