Niantic’s mission is to use emerging technology to enrich our experiences as human beings in the physical world. We build games that encourage movement, exploration, and face-to-face social interaction. We are seeking experienced AR User Experience Designers to help craft the future of Niantic's games, and platform technology.

This is a contractor position and the work should be performed based on service agreement and SOW. Niantic will not offer Contractor direct employment contract, salary, benefits, equities, or any compensation associated with employment.


  • Create user interaction design systems, UX flow wireframes, and user interface designs for Niantic’s current projects and experimental AR platform initiatives.

  • Create high level and detailed design materials to express spatial design concepts to a cross-functional team for execution.

  • Brainstorm ideas and create prototypes to help find innovative, usable solutions to Niantic’s many UX and AR experience challenges.

  • Iterate on designs and help fine-tune experiences based on research study outcomes, feedback from key collaborators/leadership, and product goals.

  • Work closely with a cross-functional team of engineers, product managers, and research to build fun and exciting real-world/AR experiences.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.

  • Required in-office 2 days on Wednesday and Thursday.


  • 3+ years of comparable professional experience in UX Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Centered Design, and/or product design is required.

  • Portfolio of work showcasing relevant samples of interaction design for mobile applications, mobile AR, and/or spatial design concepts (e.g., augmented reality, virtual reality, video games, or similar).

  • Portfolio showing strength in end-to-end design process and generating relevant artifacts from concept to production (including design handoff) at a level of detail that drives alignment and understanding across a multidisciplinary team.

  • Ability to work closely with designers, researchers, product managers, and engineers to test and iterate on design ideas.

  • Experience working effectively and sometimes asynchronously with cross-functional teams.

  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment.

  • Passion for and understanding of augmented reality and its potential.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment and handle stress appropriately and/or ability to solve practical problems and be sufficiently adaptable to handle dynamic situations with little advance notice.

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams with ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications, including synchronous interactions with others.

The salary range for this role is $61.00 - $78.00 per hour.

Individual pay within this salary range is determined by work location and additional factors, including assessed job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can answer any questions about new hire compensation during the hiring process.

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. Some of 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. Our basketball universe has come to life, as we recently launched one of the most innovative sports games ever, in partnership with the NBA. NBA ALL-World is now live and playable globally! 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.

Niantic is a hybrid first company. We believe that in person interaction and collaboration fosters creativity, a sense of community, and is critical to our future success as a company. Our hybrid work schedules allow for a mix of remote and in-office work.

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, Palo Alto, Bellevue, Los Angeles, Kansas, New York, Miami, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Hyderabad, and Zurich. #LI-HYBRID