Developer Relations Lead


  • San Francisco, CA

We are looking for a Developer Relations team member to drive the success of Lightship, Niantic’s AR developer platform. You will identify, onboard, and handle partners for our platform, guiding your partners throughout their app development lifecycle. You will provide important consultation to your partners on everything from SDK adoption to feature roadmap and on through to launch marketing and live-service operation. You’ll collaborate cross-functionally with Niantic engineering, marketing, community, and analytics teams to achieve our company's goals and those of our developer partners. Are you ready to craft and define the experiences of a ground-breaking AR platform?


  • Identify high-potential developers and onboard them, while forging an enduring relationship built on mutual confidence and credibility. Support key partners by connecting them to the full range of our products, features, and services.
  • Serve as a bi-directional ambassador between Niantic and the developer ecosystem — ensuring that Niantic is building what developers need, while also ensuring alignment between developers and the platform’s objectives.
  • Lead cross-functionally within Niantic to align our teams around developer success. Work closely with internal teams to tackle technical challenges and unlock platform opportunities for partners.
  • Help partners optimize their live services, advising them on analytics, engagement and monetization strategies.
  • Evangelize our platform to encourage and engage the next generation of world-changing AR app developers.


  • Passion for Niantic's mission!
  • 5+ years of relevant job experience (e.g. partner management, platform developer relations) handling successful app developers.
  • Strong cross-functional leadership, with a track record of aligning internal teams in support of developers.
  • BA/BS degree in law, business, communications, marketing, or related area of study (or equivalent practical experience).
  • Data driven, and strategic problem solver. Adaptive to change and has the ability to learn quickly.
  • Project management capability, with experience influencing development schedules and features/roadmaps.
  • Strong familiarity/knowledge of our games, our community, and our mission are helpful.

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.