Niantic’s AR Web / 8th Wall Team is seeking an adventurous Software Engineer, Web/Full Stack. We seek engineers with strong technical background, great execution, and self-starter mentality. The ideal candidate loves to jump into the unknown, clarify ambiguities, quickly learn from failures, and break down vague ideas into concrete tasks.


  • Architect and implement web features in Javascript/Typescript.

  • Build AR experiences & mini-games targeting Head-Mounted Display (HMD) devices.

  • Build developer toolings and SDKs to turbocharge HMD AR development on the Web.

  • Build backend services for our HMD products.

  • Collaborate between web, design, and product teams to ensure the goals of the product are aligned with the delivered feature or service.

  • Participate in code reviews, write unit tests, and conduct troubleshooting to ensure uptime for live systems.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders to cultivate strong working relationships with project team members, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.

  • Required in-office 5 days a week Monday - Friday in our Palo Alto office.


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, or a related technical field.

  • Proficiency in JavaScript / Typescript and the Node ecosystem.

  • Proficiency in 3D graphics and rendering (ThreeJS, WebGL, OpenGL).

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced 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.

Plus If...

  • Experience building websites that are cross-device and browser compatible.

  • Experience building custom game engines.

  • Experience building AR experiences on HMD such as Meta Quest devices.

  • Experience building games.

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $135,000 - $150,000+ 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.