AR Engineering Manager, Localization and Mapping

Engineering

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA

We are on a mission to build a world-scale Augmented Reality canvas on which our games and applications can paint. At the heart of this is our user-powered live-updating 3D map of the planet. We’re looking for an Engineering Manager for our efforts in Augmented Reality, who is a respectful and empathetic leader who is willing to go the extra mile for others, and cares about helping us create a diverse, inclusive workforce where we respect all and practice empathy at every opportunity. You will manage the engineering team that builds the backend services for AR. In this role, you’ll work alongside product managers, engineers, researchers and cross-functional stakeholders throughout the company, and get a broad view of Niantic’s business and products. This is a great role for someone who has been deeply technical with experience managing highly-technical teams.

Responsibilities

  • Engineering managers at Niantic are still hands-on but spend the majority of their time focused on making their teams work better.
  • Prioritize and plan the work of the team in close collaboration with your engineers, tech lead, product managers, technical program manager, and other teams across the organization.
  • Coach engineers on their day-to-day work and their career aspirations, conduct regular 1:1s for your reports, and evaluate their performance and set actionable goals that help them grow in the work and move the team and company forward.
  • Recruit and hire great talent for the team.
  • Help shape the direction of our tech stack for augmented reality applications.
  • Identify business and technological risks/opportunities from internal sources and craft solutions/responses to them.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience working as an engineering manager.
  • 5+ years of experience working as a software engineer with good experience facilitating the work of colleagues and at least 2 years of experience as a C++ developer.
  • Experience building CV/ML algorithms for calibration, tracking, localization, mapping, or 3D reconstruction.
  • A BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or other technical majors, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with shipping cloud-based technology platforms for developers.
  • Experience recruiting and building up an engineering team.
  • Passion in entrepreneurial management in emerging technology especially in AR, mobile games, location-related technologies, matched with drive to roll up sleeves and tackle difficult problems.

Plus If...

  • Experience prototyping or programming AR applications.
  • Experience working with ZeroMQ or message passing/stream based logic frameworks.
  • Experience scaling machine learning or 3D geometry systems.

Join the Niantic team!

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 titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pokémon GO, and recently released third title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. 

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.

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, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Zurich.