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Senior Unity Full-Stack Engineer, NBA All-World



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2023

The team behind Niantic's newly released NBA All-World game is looking for a passionate Senior Unity Full-Stack Engineer, NBA All-World to join our amazing team! As a Senior Software Engineer, you will support an extraordinary team and partner studios to reinvent how basketball is played and enjoyed.

You will bring your wealth of Unity experience and a solid understanding of client server architecture to accomplish what needs to be done. You will support integrations, solve problems, and implement meaningful features to make a substantial impact on the project. You have a self-starter mentality with a strong technical background and great execution. You love to jump into the unknown, clarify ambiguities, quickly learn from failures, and break down vague ideas into concrete tasks.

We're excited to see you on the court and welcome you to come ball with us!


  • Support our partner studios to unblock, troubleshoot, and ship the next iteration of our game.
  • Collaborate with designers, engineers, QA, product managers, and other game teams to implement new features.
  • Design and implement cross-platform code for Android/iOS that is portable across multiple game platforms.
  • Own features end to end from client implementation to server requests.
  • Perform performance profiling on mobile devices, participate in code reviews, write unit tests, and ensure code and technology meets internal standards.
  • Work with groundbreaking AR technology to develop features, and feedback, for new and existing products.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.
  • Required in-office 3 days on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


  • BS in Computer Science or other technical major, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of work experience on games with Unity or can demonstrate proficiency in it.
  • 3D game engine experience, particularly in Unity3D.
  • Proficient working in C# for Unity and Java.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Plus If...

  • 2+ years of client server work experience.
  • Have mobile AR game experience.
  • GCP or other cloud experience.
  • Experience working with proprietary technology.
  • Interested in connecting people to explore the world together.
  • Passionate about basketball and the NBA.

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $170,000 - $198,000 + 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 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. Some of 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. Our basketball universe has come to life, as we recently launched one of the most innovative sports games ever, in partnership with the NBA. NBA ALL-World is now live and playable globally! 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 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, Los Angeles, Kansas, New York, Miami, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Hyderabad, and Zurich. #LI-HYBRID