Lead Software Engineer, Creator Platform
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Come help us create the future world of AR. At Niantic, we're
striving to change the way that people interact with the outside
world by giving people new reasons to connect with their places,
spaces, and communities. We need the help of a Lead Engineer who is
passionate about the impact AR can have on the world and that
anyone with an idea can be a part of it. Our project is in an early
phase, and so there's a great opportunity to help shape the
technical direction of the project. With that it's important to
find effective focal points and hone in on the project's core
needs. Some of this will be through lots of prototyping and
experimentation, so having an open mind as well as a keen vision of
what is foundational is important. In the future, you'll be a
central part of engineering a sustainable creator platform that'll
enable creativity for years to come. The right kind of person for
this role is someone who's very familiar with gaming,
creator/consumer tech platforms, AR, and/or VR spaces. They need to
be a visionary technical leader that can make intuitive and
scalable systems in the pursuit of allowing anyone to create
content for the real world. Having experience with multiple shipped
multiplayer titles and games-as-service is ideal. The work we'll be
doing will be a journey into the unknown. The way will be
treacherous but exciting. Come see what creating on the cutting
edge is like. Responsibilities
- Define a technical vision that makes user creation and
expression easy through a low or no code platform for creating
globe-spanning experiences for millions of users.
- Outlining the tech needs of the project and engineering
resources needed to staff it.
- Collaborating with the team to develop new ideas for
- Designing and writing systems and services that can scale to
the whole world.
- Writing code to serve the purpose of a wide range of areas from
quick prototypes to robust shipping systems.
- Overseeing that technical standards are kept at a high quality
level, including consistent code and engineering design reviews
within the team and broader organization.
- Working with people across different departments and products
within Niantic. Qualifications
- Minimum 5-7 years of relevant work experience years experience
in cellular network design, capacity planning and performance
- At least 7+ years of experience in games/application
- Proficiency in Java, C#, C++, Python, or similar programming
- Having shipped multiple large scale games, applications, or
services. Plus If...
- Experience with both client and server infrastructure.
- Experience with games-as-a service. 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 Pok--mon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners.
Our current consumer titles include pioneering global-control game
Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pok--mon 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
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