Software Engineer, Tools
Company: Niantic, Inc
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: April 9, 2021
Niantic's Engineering Team is seeking a Software Engineer to
build the tools we need internally to run the world's most popular
AR Game. With millions of different setting permutations, a
constant stream of new features, and one of the most prolific
fanbases in mobile gaming, this is an opportunity to support the
Engineers, Game Designers, and Product Managers that build and run
Pok--mon Go. The game continues to evolve, and our tools need to
evolve with it. Every day provides a new challenge, whether it's
setting up for the next live event, balancing game rules, or
figuring out what comes next. Our tools engineers will help
develop, maintain, and modernize the solutions our internal teams
utilize to run the game with the precision, accuracy, and
efficiency our player-base demands. Responsibilities
- You will craft and implement user-friendly, web-based
interfaces for game designers and product managers.
- You will collaborate with other engineers, product managers,
game designers, operations, marketing, and other departments to
gather requirements, build tools to their specifications, and
identify existing problems.
- You will look for opportunities to reduce mistakes and improve
efficiency of our live ops.
- You will participate in code reviews, write unit tests, and
conduct troubleshooting to ensure uptime for live games.
- You have a BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, or a related
technical field, or equivalent experience.
- You have experience on applications involving orchestration of
game rules, settings, or content management systems.
- You have experience designing and building internal
tools/systems from scratch.
- You are detail-oriented and can always identify critical areas
that need focus.
- You have experience with deployment on hosting providers, such
as Google Cloud, Azure or AWS.
- You have experience working on mobile games,
games-as-a-service, or massively multiplayer online games.
- You have experience with a/b testing or experimentation
- You are familiar with version control systems like git.
- You thrive in a rigorous engineering environment, and have an
eye for detail.
- You're eager to work in an agile, fast-growth environment. 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 with a strong group of investors
including Nintendo, The Pok--mon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners.
Our current titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress,
record-breaking AR game Pok--mon GO, and recently released third
title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Niantic is an Equal Opportunity
employer. We believe that cultivating a workplace where our people
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