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Everyday, tens of millions of people log into Niantic titles to explore, play, and connect with each other in real-world, digital games and experiences. At Niantic, we’re also building the products and platform that empower our community of developers to create these unique and exciting experiences that reimagine how we interact with reality. Our mission is to inspire everyone to explore the world together!

As a Senior Product Manager on the Social team, you are responsible for defining, building, and scaling the user-facing products that help connect our players so they can engage more deeply with our games. You will also be responsible for creating the vision and strategy for Niantic’s social discovery platform that connects our community of players directly to the experiences created by our developer community. Your work at Niantic will contribute directly to shaping the future of human computer interaction and define a new model for a better reality.

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, Alsop Louie Partners and Coatue. Our current titles include pioneering global control game Ingress, record breaking AR game Pokémon GO, and more recently released titles, Pikmin Bloom and Peridot.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a strategic, highly visible consumer social and platform product from initial adoption to global launch to scale at Niantic.

  • Develop and prioritize strategies, product initiatives, and features to drive the product roadmap, ultimately impacting millions of consumers and thousands of AR developers through the use of your product.

  • Establish and document goals and product requirements for product plans. Share your vision and drive alignment with senior leadership and cross-functional partners.

  • Collaborate with partners in Design, Engineering, Product, Data, Trust and Safety, Ops, Marketing, and more to drive the product roadmap, from existing products to new solutions as business and customer needs evolve.

  • Develop methods for assessing product and project success, and processes to increase the likelihood of it.

  • Support product development work outside of your core team, when necessary, to enable any dependencies that impact your product area.

  • Lead and motivate a team of engineers and other cross-functional representatives, and maintain team health and motivation.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of product management or relevant experience.

  • Deep understanding of consumer social or gaming adjacent products and consumer psychology, and experience apply that knowledge through design and product execution.

  • Experience owning and driving end-to-end product launches, taking one or more products through the full product cycle, from proposal to launch and beyond.

  • Ability to execute with limited oversight and guidance beyond high level objectives.

  • Enthusiastic and resilient in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm.

  • Desire to work in and help create an inclusive, supportive, and team-oriented environment.

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 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. 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 is good for Niantic’s culture, and critical to our future success as a company. We support flexibility and know new ways of working are here to stay.

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 Zurich.

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