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Are you ready to help define a whole new way of exploring and interacting with the world? We’re looking for a Director of Product to lead a team of PMs building Niantic's next generation digital map and geospatial services. This is a foundational pillar to Niantic's strategy and vision for bringing to life spatial computing experiences that will make our world more accessible, engaging, and entertaining for everyone.

Niantic’s games have millions of daily active users who have collectively made over 500 million friendship connections and walked over 38 billion kilometers. By creating mobile, location-based AR games such as Pokémon GO, Pikmin Bloom, Ingress: Prime, and Monster Hunter Now, Niantic has encouraged people to discover new places, meet new people, and get healthier along the way. We passionately believe that our products are changing the way people play, interact, and connect and that AR will continue to lead the transformation by uniting the digital and physical worlds thanks to our geospatial services.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and articulate a compelling product strategy and vision.

  • Lead a team through the ideation, technical development, and launch of innovative products.

  • Drive product development with a team of world-class engineers and designers.

  • Attract, build, manage, and develop a talented, diverse, equitable and inclusive team of product managers and product leaders.

  • Establish shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution.

  • Integrate usability studies, research and market analysis into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction.

  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products.

  • Understand Niantic's strategic and competitive position and deliver products that are recognized best in the industry.

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

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

Qualifications

  • 12+ years of experience in Product Management and/or Product Design.

  • 12+ years of experience working collaboratively with engineering, design, user research, marketing and go-to-market teams.

  • 5+ years of experience hiring, managing, and developing individual contributors.

  • Critical thinking and analytical leadership experience.

  • Experience presenting to senior executive audiences.

  • 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.

  • BA/BS in computer science, engineering, business administration or equivalent experience.

Plus If...

  • Experience with geospatial, spatial computing or real-time 3D map solutions.

  • Experience with computer vision or AR.

  • Experience building developer products or services(SDKs).

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $252,000 - $280,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

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 total compensation during the hiring process. An overview of benefit offerings for your location can be found on the careers page.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic's global-scale augmented reality platform and digital map powers spatial computing experiences in the real world. Incubated out of the Maps team at Google, Niantic first created Ingress and then Pokémon GO, a cultural phenomenon and hit game played by tens of millions of people each month. Niantic’s Lightship platform, which powers Pokémon GO, also supports the company's other games including Pikmin Bloom, Peridot and Monster Hunter Now. Developers use Niantic’s platform to build their own AR applications and experiences, either with the Lightship Platform or directly through the web with 8th Wall.

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, Kansas, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Hyderabad, and Zurich.