Program Manager, Lightship Platform


  • Tokyo, Japan

Niantic is looking for a passionate, organized, and experienced Program Manager for its Lightship Developer Platform. If you understand how to support developers, have a passion for AR, and can implement programs that result in developer success and loyalty, we would love to hear from you.

In this role, you will manage and build the strategies for scalable developer outreach programs in Asia Pacific, leading the execution of programs. You plan requirements with internal team members and usher programs through the entire programmatic lifecycle. You'll be responsible for developer events, content, and coordinating regional support. Additionally, you'll manage relationships with, and foster the creation of local developer communities (e.g., existing Unity meet-ups, CS university programs, etc.) working with Unity and AR. You'll meet with local developers and companies in Asia Pacific, promoting our platform, communities, and learning programs. Your programs will span offices, time zones, and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and execution.

The Lightship Developer Community Team’s goal is to grow the Lightship ecosystem by attracting, upskilling, and supporting developers, so they can successfully build and monetize on the Lightship platform.


  • Manage both internal team members and external community leads with well developed relationship skills.
  • Be a structured and tactful communicator (both verbal and written) with effective interpersonal skills to build and preserve positive relationships.
  • Handle multiple workstreams and prioritize accordingly.
  • Proactively solve problems and learn about new tech capabilities swiftly.
  • Coordinate projects, make detailed plans to accomplish goals and direct the integration of technical activities.
  • Run day-to-day communications with vendors and partners to build partnerships and contracts around developer initiatives.
  • Provide direct product feedback from developers to the Lightship team to enhance and support the development of the platform.
  • Source and prepare internal and external developer talent to deliver product sessions, brown bag sessions, and developer days.
  • Lead infrastructure and processes to support Lightship Developer Programs.
  • Coordinate storage and shipping for program swag and supplies.


  • Fluent in English and Japanese, with public speaking experience.
  • Knowledge of program management principles to guide your strategy, resource allocation, and quarterly assessments.
  • Self starter, problem solver, with emotional intelligence for developers and understands their needs.
  • Good at building and fostering relationships both in person and online at scale.
  • Online and offline event management experience.
  • Familiarity with augmented reality development process and platform competitors.
  • Excellent communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft and Google productivity tools (e.g spreadsheet and presentation software).
  • Team oriented person that is motivated by helping others as much as they are motivated about excelling in their individual role.
  • Phenomenal at seeing the big picture and understanding how the smaller things fit together to achieve this big picture.
  • Degree from an accredited university.
  • Strong knowledge of computer software, such as G-Suite, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel.
  • A passion for AR and developers.

Plus If...

  • 5+ years of program management experience with a focus on developer programs.
  • A strong understanding of platform ecosystems.
  • Experience working with SDKs, APIs, and/or platform integrations.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic は、世界有数のAR (拡張現実)テクノロジーの提供によって、人々が現実世界でクリエイティブな魅力にあふれた冒険のきっかけを作っています。私たちの製品・サービスは、外に出て探索する、運動する、そして人と人とのつながりを作ることを促すことを願ってつくられています。

2011年にGoogle で設立され、任天堂株式会社、株式会社 ポケモン、Alsop Louie Partners などの心強い投資家のサポートを受けて、2015年に独立しました。現在Nianticが提供するコンシューマー向けタイトルには、世界をコントロールすることをテーマにした先駆的なゲーム「Ingress」、記録やぶりのAR ゲーム「Pokémon GO」、「Pikmin Bloom」などがあります。また、2021年11月には、開発者向けAR プラットフォームである Lightship の提供を開始しました。

Niantic は雇用機会均等雇用者です。Niantic の製品を愛してくださっているコミュニティの皆様に喜んで頂ける製品・サービスをつくるにはまず、全ての社員を支え、それぞれが自分の安全な居場所があることを実感できる環境を作ることが必要不可欠であると確信しています。このミッションのためにはテクノロジー業界において過小評価されてきた人材もふくめ、積極的に多様性(ダイバーシティー)を反映する人を募集し、採用することを重視しています。これはNianticの価値観においてもっともコアなものだと考えています。

私たちは、毎日わくわくしながら、知的好奇心をもち、課題解決への情熱を大切に、楽しく仕事に取り組んでいます。Niantic は、サンフランシスコ、サニーベール、ベルビュー、ロサンゼルス、ロンドン、東京、ハンブルグ、チューリッヒの各都市にオフィスを持ち、それぞれで採用を広げています。

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