Our mission is to use emerging augmented reality technology to enrich the experience of the physical world while encouraging exercise, exploration and social interaction on a global scale.

Founded 2011
501-1000 employees
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Headquarters address
    San Francisco, CA / Sunnyvale, CA / Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA / Tokyo, Japan / London, United Kingdom / Hamburg, Germany / Zurich, Switzerland
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    Niantic is the world’s leading augmented reality company with an initial focus on augmented reality games. We see a future where our technology paves the way for new entertainment experiences, advanced robotics, and scaled adaptive computing — and games are where we incubate some of our most audacious thinking.

    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 titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pokémon GO, and recently released third title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

    When you attend our events, you immediately see the rich diversity of ages, abilities, personalities, origins, economic backgrounds, religions, genders and ethnicities of the people playing our games. We take great pride in creating games that are universally loved by so many different people, and we want our products to reach (and positively impact) as many humans on the planet as possible.

    You can read more about our office locations and benefits, hear employee testimonials, and learn about about our employee resource groups and life at Niantic on our careers page.

    Tech stack

    C++, Java, Unity, Cloud Computing, C#


    Compensation and retirement

    All of our compensation packages include salary, target bonus, and equity options. In addition to these benefits, we also offer personal financial advisement and employe discounts.
    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    RSUs (Restricted Stock Units or Awards)
    401k plan
    401k matching
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    We offer robust medical insurance that covers 100% of employee premiums. We also have on-demand mental health care available and offer wellness activities such as yoga and meditation.
    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Employees accrue additional PTO after 3 years and then 5 years, and we offer separately accrued sick time off. All parents receive 16 weeks paid time off of parental leave as well as transition assistance.
    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Adoption assistance
    Fertility benefits

    Personal development

    All employees are eligible to attend one conference per year towards their personal and professional development. We also offer Coursera as an online learning platform and have peer-to-peer mentoring programs.
    Management training
    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    We have several employee resource groups to support everyone in bringing their authentic selves to work. Our employees often play our games while at work, and everyone is invited to attend our live community events.
    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
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