Software Engineer, New Game Development


  • San Francisco, CA

Niantic is seeking a Software Engineer to help build an unannounced, next-generation augmented reality game using Unity and Niantic’s Real World Platform.

As one of the first client engineers on the project, you will engage in a wide variety of technical challenges while crafting fun, real-world gameplay experiences. As a result, we seek engineers with strong judgement, great execution, and a willingness to take on new responsibilities.

The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of game mechanics and a love for prototyping new ideas. Your creativity is welcome here, and we can’t wait to see what you add to the team.

Our leadership’s sole focus is to ship a fun, world-class game. You will join an outstanding team of like-minded people to create a cutting-edge mobile and AR experience.


  • Build engaging gameplay features that are FUN.
  • Work with small team of engineers, designers, artists, and producers to execute on a creative vision and deliver an outstanding gameplay experience.
  • Participate in code reviews, technical design reviews, and write unit tests.


  • BS in Computer Science or other technical major, or equivalent experience.
  • Five years of game development experience.
  • 3D game engine experience, particularly Unity 3D.
  • Fluent in C#.

Plus If...

  • You have experience with AR gameplay.

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.