QA Engineering Lead, Analytics


  • Seattle Area (Bellevue), WA

Niantic’s QA Engineering team is seeking a QA Engineering Lead, who will be responsible for leading the QA efforts on the Data and Analytics team.

Niantic Engineering leads the advancement of Data Analytics and other immersive technologies while creating engaging apps for a user base in the billions. You will be responsible for executing an end-to-end test plan, ensuring that all objectives are met and the solution works as expected. You will be responsible for working closely with other QA team members, our QA manager, and our production team to deliver high-quality experiences to our players.


  • Build and manage testing estimates, schedules, timelines, bug analytics/metrics, and mitigation plans.
  • Manage game testing and integration across Niantic’s technologies and platform.
  • Collaborate with our TPMs to interface with external QA resources and with the development team to track defects during feature development.
  • Drive the development and execution of test specs, test cases, and suites for new features.
  • Report project testing efforts to our project leads and production team.
  • Work with the QA leadership team on QA process improvements.
  • Identify, design, and build automated tests.


  • You have a BS in Computer Science or another technical major with a minimum of 5 years of software QA experience.
  • Proven understanding of QA methodology and tools.
  • Experience leading, building, and designing test strategies for game and consumer-facing products.
  • Ability to write basic SQL queries including selection and summation
  • Ability to work both individually and collaboratively as part of a team.

Plus If...

  • Experience with working on big-data pipelines and or analytical products.
  • Experience with computer vision and machine learning oriented product capabilities that may have sophisticated or environment-dependent behavior.
  • One or more years of mobile testing/QA experience.
  • Passion for mobile devices and mobile gaming.
  • Experience writing test automation/scripts.

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.