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Software Engineer, Game Development

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Employment Type
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Job Description

Niantic's Engineering Team is seeking a Software Engineer to create high-performance mobile real-world MMO games at massive scale using Unity 3D on Android and iOS. You will work on a wide variety of technical challenges while creating engaging and fun real-world gameplay for a user-base in the billions.


  • Build engaging gameplay features that are fun and easy to use

  • Create technical designs and develop code on game features, for a devoted user-base

  • Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, game designers, and user experience designers to ensure the technology and user experience meets internal standards

  • Participate in code reviews, technical design reviews, and write unit tests

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders to cultivate strong working relationships with project team members, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings


  • You have a BS in Computer Science or other technical major, or equivalent experience

  • You have a minimum two years of work experience developing in a multi-person game studio

  • You have 3D game engine experience, particularly in Unity3D

  • You can work in C# or C++

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment and handle stress appropriately and/or ability to solve practical problems and be sufficiently adaptable to handle dynamic situations with little advance notice

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams with the ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications, including synchronous interactions with others

Plus If...

  • You have mobile or console game performance optimization experience'

About the Company

Niantic inspires people to take creative and engaging adventures in the real world with the world's leading AR (Augmented Reality) technology. Our products and services are designed to inspire people to get outside, explore, exercise, and connect with others.

Founded by Google in 2011, it went independent in 2015 with the support of strong investors such as Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. Niantic's current consumer titles include Ingress, a pioneering game about controlling the world, and record-breaking AR games, Pokémon GO and Pikmin Bloom. In November 2021, we started offering Lightship, an AR platform for developers.

Niantic is an equal opportunity employer. In order to create products and services that delight the community who love Niantic products, we must first support all employees and create an environment where each can feel that they have a safe place to belong. I believe it is essential. For this mission, we focus on actively recruiting and hiring people who reflect diversity, including those who have been underestimated in the technology industry. We believe this is the core of Niantic's values.

We are excited every day, have intellectual curiosity, value a passion for problem solving, and enjoy working. Niantic has offices in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Bellevue, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Zurich, and is hiring in each.

Niantic is the world's leading AR technology company, sparking creative and engaging journeys in the real world. Our products inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and meaningful social interaction. 

Originally formed at Google in 2011, we became an independent company in 2015 with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. Our current consumer titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pokémon GO, and Pikmin Bloom. In November 2021, we launched our developer platform, Lightship, enabling creators to build immersive AR experiences around the globe. Niantic is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

We believe that cultivating a workplace where our people are supported and included is essential to creating great products our community will love. Our mission emphasizes seeking and hiring diverse voices, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and we consider this to be one of the most important values we hold close.

Niantic is a hybrid first company. We believe that in person interaction and collaboration is good for Niantic's culture, and critical to our future success as a company. We support flexibility and know new ways of working are here to stay. 

We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who value intellectual curiosity and a passion for problem-solving! We have growing offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Bellevue, Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Zurich.