C++ Software Engineer, AR Team

Engineering

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Seattle Area (Bellevue), WA
  • Lawrence, KS

Are you passionate about building the core technology powering Niantic’s recently announced Lightship Platform? Niantic’s AR Engineering team is seeking Software Engineers to build mobile, real-time, AR tech for iOS and/or Android. There are several openings for skilled C++ mobile developers to design and build new features for AR gaming for Niantic’s Lightship client SDK. Your work will advance Niantic’s client platform to the next generation of AR and wearable devices. It will also enable game developers to create engaging AR apps for a user base in the billions.

Responsibilities

AR Infrastructure

  • Design and implement cross-compiled Android/iOS native code in C++.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, QA, and other departments to ensure code and technology meets internal standards.
  • Perform load testing, participate in code reviews, write unit tests, and conduct troubleshooting to ensure uptime for live systems.
  • Design and implement core AR platform features in C++.

AR Architect

  • Design and implement cross-compiled Android/iOS native code in C++.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, QA, and other departments to ensure code and technology meets internal standards.
  • Perform load testing, participate in code reviews, write unit tests, and conduct troubleshooting to ensure uptime for live systems.
  • Design and communicate cross team architecture in cooperation with developers. Ensure that critical features are achieving elevated architectural standards.

Software Engineer, AR Optimization

  • Profile, optimize and tune production computer vision systems that are used to enhance Niantic’s AR capabilities for the delight of our users.
  • Collaborate cross functionally with products and game teams to research and understand trade off between performance and user experienced
  • Optimize runtime to make the best use of current hardware accelerators (GPU, SIMD, DSP, etc) in mobile.
  • Write high performance code, debug complex problems that span systems, prioritize tasks effectively and efficiently to meet agreed timelines.
  • Work with Niantic Research and Mapping teams to evaluate and help productionise cutting edge innovation to push what can be done today in AR.

Qualifications

  • BS or equivalent in Computer Science, or a related technical field.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience with native development in C++ on mobile, embedded or console devices.
  • Experience optimizing C++ code for low compute and low memory environments.
  • Multi-Threaded concurrent development.
  • Cross-platform development experience or mobile systems experience.
  • Experience with deployment on hosting providers, such as Google Cloud, Azure or AWS. (AR Multiplayer)
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, Redis, or RocksDB. (AR Multiplayer)
  • Experience with shipping cloud-based technology platforms for developers. (AR Multiplayer)
  • Solid understanding of mobile compute architectures and APIs (Vulkan, OpenCL, NNAPI, Metal, etc...)

Plus If...

  • Experience working on API for game engines such as Unity3D or Unreal.
  • Experience working with ZeroMQ or message passing/stream based logic frameworks.
  • Experience building native plugins in Unity or other game engines.
  • Understanding of 3D geometry and linear algebra.
  • Experience designing & building projects independently, especially AR/VR games.

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 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.

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.