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Senior Partner Engineer



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2024

Niantic's Game Platform Team is seeking a Partner Engineer to help our partner game publishers who will be using the Niantic platform. Niantic Engineering leads the development of a game platform that enables anybody to create location-based AR games. Responsibilities include interacting with developers from third party game publishers, internal platform engineers, and business development teams.

You will provide direct support to partners and developers throughout the lifecycle of platform adoption. You will guide developer/partner teams with prototyping, to initial development and integration, to publication


  • Be the technical point of contact in Tokyo to third party game publishers & developers who develop mobile games using Niantic’s platform.
  • Deeply understand the Niantic Platform API and their underlying implementations. Be the “first line” consumer of our SDKs, writing effective applications that demonstrate the use of our API and Platform to our integrators.
  • Collaborate with developers & partners to understand and resolve technology issues.
  • Develop tools, documentation, and repeatable processes to help adoption of our SDKs and Platform.
  • Gather technical requirements, give presentations/demos, perform design review, receive feedback, and work with Engineering, BD and Product teams to ensure partnerships are successful.
  • Be a subject matter expert in relevant project/product and technology areas. Propose and implement critical initiatives to improve the integration processes, which may require working with cross-sectional teams.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.
  • Required in-office 3 days on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday


  • Able to communicate clearly and professionally in written and spoken Japanese and English.
  • 3+ years experience in Unity mobile development and C#.
  • Passionate about learning and development for yourself and others including teaching and mentoring other engineers.
  • Strong creativity for software development projects and can quickly understand new technologies and translate them into tangible and useful applications.
  • 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...

  • Experience with end-to-end game development as a software engineer.
  • Experience in AR/VR/Map.
  • Experience leading, building, mobile apps and consumer-facing products.
  • Experience in technical consulting or similar support roles.

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