QA Engineering Lead


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

Niantic’s QA Engineering team is seeking a QA Engineering Lead, to lead an unannounced product.

Niantic Engineering leads the advancement of Augmented Reality (AR) and other immersive technologies while creating engaging apps for a user base in the billions. Responsibilities include executing end-to-end test plans, 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.

The ideal candidate has a love for games and the ability to collaborate with engineers, Unity developers, and technical artists in order to help build fun games at scale. You should have strong judgment, great execution, and a willingness to take on new responsibilities.


  • 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, craft, and build automated tests.


  • You have a BS in Computer Science or another technical major and/or a minimum of 5 years of software QA experience as a Lead.
  • Proven understanding of QA methodology and tools.
  • Experience leading, building, and crafting test strategies for game and consumer-facing products.
  • Ability to work both individually and collaboratively as part of a team.

Plus If...

  • Experience with AR gameplay.
  • 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 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.