AR Engineering Manager


Sunnyvale, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/03/2021
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  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Niantic

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.

Job Description

Are you ready to manage a team that brings positive impact to the world through the power of mobile and location technologies? We’re looking for an Engineering Manager for our efforts in Augmented reality, who is a respectful and empathetic leader who is willing to go the extra mile for others, and cares about helping us create a diverse, inclusive workforce where we respect all and practice empathy at every opportunity. You will manage the engineering team that builds the backend services for AR. In this role, you’ll work alongside product managers, engineers, researchers and cross-functional stakeholders throughout the company, and get a broad view of Niantic’s business and products. This is a great role for someone who has been deeply technical with experience managing highly-technical teams.


    Engineering managers at Niantic are still hands-on but spend the majority of their time focused on making their teams work better.
    Prioritize and plan the work of the team in close collaboration with your engineers, tech lead, product managers, technical program manager, and other teams across the organization.
    Coach engineers on their day-to-day work and their career aspirations, conduct regular 1:1s for your reports, and evaluate their performance and set actionable goals that help them grow in the work and move the team and company forward.
    Employ emotional intelligence to diffuse tensions and improve cross-team relations.
    Recruit and hire great talent for the team.
    Help shape the direction of our tech stack for augmented reality applications.
    Identify business and technological risks/opportunities from internal sources and crafts solutions/responses to them.


    2+ years of experience working as an engineering manager.
    5+ years of experience working as a software engineer with good experience facilitating the work of colleagues and at least 2 years of experience as a C++ developer.
    Experience with deployment on hosting providers, such as Google Cloud, Azure or AWS.
    Experience working with NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, Redis, or RocksDB.
    A BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or other technical majors, or equivalent experience.
    Experience with shipping cloud-based technology platforms for developers.
    Experience recruiting and building up an engineering team.
    Passion in entrepreneurial management in emerging technology especially in AR, mobile games, location-related technologies, matched with drive to roll up sleeves and tackle difficult problems.

Plus If...

    Experience prototyping or programming AR applications.
    Experience working with ZeroMQ or message passing/stream based logic frameworks.
    Experience scaling machine learning or 3D geometry systems.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.