Data Scientist, Ads Analytics


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

Do you want to help connect people all over the world, and work on a team building the next generation of planet-scale AR games? We’re looking for hardworking people to help our company become more data-focused - folks with the ability to be dedicated, thorough, and independent while working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


  • You will work with a team of hard-working analytics and data science professionals and directly with cross-functional teams to identify business opportunities and optimize performance for contextual location-based and augmented reality ads for our popular AR games and experiences on the Lightship Platform.
  • You will analyze large-scale structured and unstructured data and develop deep-dive analyses and models that drive value for our players and our ads platform.
  • Have a “product first” mentality that aligns with our mission, values and strategy.
  • Translate quantitative findings in concise and clear messages to leadership and external partners.
  • Drive consensus; independently deliver data insights that drive cross-functional decisions across multiple teams.
  • Be a hands-on self-starter and stay on top of data science methodologies.


  • 2+ years work experience in data science or relevant role.
  • Graduate degree in statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, machine learning, economics or a related field.
  • Extensive SQL experience; deep knowledge using Python or R.
  • Relevant experience working with digital advertisement measurement.
  • Deep understanding of statistics, live product analytics, and modeling techniques.
  • Experience with A/B testing, randomized control trials, and experimental design.

Plus If...

  • Hands-on experience building end-to-end data pipelines, ETL processes, and/or production models;
  • Excellent communications skills; ability to synthesize, simplify, and explain problems and methodologies to different audiences including executives.

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. #LI-HYBRID