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Product Manager, AR Mapping



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Do you want to design and deliver the products and services that form the foundation of the next generation of mapping?

Join Niantic, the developer of Pokémon GO, Ingress, and Pikmin Bloom as a Product Manager on the platform team to lead, innovate, and build out the geospatial products that connect AR experiences to real locations in the physical world. You will partner with engineers, data scientists, game producers, and operators to develop and scale products used by millions of people around the world. You will be responsible for crafting the vision and strategy for how Niantic creates, processes, conflates, and serves the geodata that underpin our real-world AR platform.

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 the pioneering global control game Ingress, the record breaking AR game Pokémon GO, and more recently released titles, Pikmin Bloom, Peridot, and Monster Hunter Now.


  • Build a deep understanding of the development processes for creating and interacting with AR content tied to real-world locations.
  • Work alongside engineers, data scientists, game producers, and operators to gather insights and refine Niantic’s geospatial product line.
  • Define product requirements for geospatial tools, applications, and data assets used by developers, operators, and players.
  • Broadcast your vision through product roadmaps, rapidly iterate with stakeholder feedback, and deliver solutions that scale to millions of users.
  • Define and track metrics to measure product success and impact.
  • Collaborate and drive alignment with product leaders, engineers, and scientists to build and deploy solutions for the next generation of mapping.
  • Required in-office 2 days on Tuesday and Wednesday.


  • 3+ years of product management or relevant experience.
  • Experience writing requirements, roadmaps, and managing stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to successfully engage technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working with large datasets and implementing data pipelines.
  • Experience delivering large-scale machine learning products or services with a geospatial component.
  • Experience working with computer vision or mapping applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • 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 total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $153,900 - $204,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

Plus if…

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Experience delivering SaaS products or products for developers.
  • Experience building and launching platform products and services.

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. #LI-HYBRID