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Senior Production Security SRE



Zürich, Switzerland
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023

Niantic's Security Team seeks a senior security engineer to improve the security stance of our production environment and deployments. Niantic Engineering leads the advancement of AR and other immersive technologies while creating engaging apps for a user base in the billions. Do you want to be part of our team, and make our internal and user-facing services safer and more robust? We seek creative engineers with excellent technical judgment, strong interpersonal skills, and an eagerness to embrace new technologies.


  • You perform security reviews of our platform and production environments.
  • You offer consulting services for our product teams, corporate IT, and security operations.
  • You help build up hardened in-house OS images and configurations for deployment in virtual machines and Docker / Kubernetes.
  • You build out tooling and launch high impact efforts to support the engineering organization with security topics.
  • You lead vulnerability remediation of in-house and third-party software as related to deployed production environments.
  • You help educate site reliability engineers and software engineers in security concerns, codify deployment practices across teams.
  • You collaborate with the SRE team and engineering leadership on the rollout of security measures.
  • You provide creative solutions to improve Niantic's security.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.
  • Required in-office 2 days on Tuesday and Thursday.


  • You can demonstrate strong programming skills in any of Go, Python, Java.
  • You have 5+ years of experience in a global company with cloud-centric infrastructure.
  • You have an in-depth understanding of Cloud technologies.
  • You have experience building out tooling, helping engineers and improving security.
  • 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...

  • You have experience in multi-cloud environments (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud).
  • You have software development or project management experience.

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