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Product Manager, Pokémon GO



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Our mission is to encourage exploration of the real world together with friends, family, and community through the universal appeal of Pokémon.

The ideal candidate will be excited to build fun experiences for Trainers, push the boundaries of location based games and augmented reality, and bring Pokémon GO to Trainers across the world. They’ll deeply empathize with our Trainers (qualitatively and quantitatively); they’ll share that knowledge with our artists, engineers, game designers, and producers; and they’ll seek out novel ways to bring new Trainers into the fold. Sound like you?


  • Think big. You’ll look beyond today’s constraints and think about big, product-defining opportunities.
  • Understand our Trainers and industry. You’ll care deeply for Trainers and constantly learn about their experiences with the game. You’ll closely follow gaming trends, gather market and competitor intelligence, and use those findings to inform our strategy and roadmap.
  • Communicate. You’ll influence and persuade the Pokémon GO team to follow you towards those product-defining opportunities. You’ll convince product and company leadership to trust you.
  • Prioritize. You’ll figure out the possible impact of potential work and weigh it against the effort required to make the work happen, without shying away from big opportunities.
  • Call your shots. You’ll understand the right amount of data needed to forecast impact, ensure work is measured, and ship work which delivers against forecasts.
  • Execute. You’ll do whatever it takes to help the team ship.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.
  • Required in-office 2 days on Wednesday and Thursday.


  • You have 2+ years of experience in Product Management.
  • You’ve been a Product Manager for one or more mobile free-to-play products.
  • You have deep knowledge of mobile games, relevant audiences, and the gaming industry overall.
  • You have experience working with diverse teams across continents.
  • You play Pokémon GO every month.
  • 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’ve driven double-digit growth (players or revenue).
  • You’ve been a Product Manager for a top 100 mobile game.
  • You’re a level 40 or higher Pokémon GO Trainer. 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.

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $146,000 - $171,000 + 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'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