Software Engineer, Game Server Development
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Niantic is seeking Software Engineers to help build
next-generation augmented reality and location-based games using
Niantic's Real World Platform. The ideal candidate has a love for
games and the ability to collaborate with Unity developers,
technical artists, and game designers in order to build fun games
at scale. We seek engineers with strong judgment, great execution,
and a willingness to take on new responsibilities. You will work on
all aspects of the game backend, from designing RPC protocols to
writing game logic to deploying and monitoring the servers.
Building systems with security and scalability in mind is a must.
Our focus is shipping fun, world-class games. We value engineers
who consistently deliver quality results. You will join an
outstanding team of like-minded people to create cutting-edge
mobile and AR experiences. Responsibilities Design, build, and load
test game servers using Java and Niantic's Real World Platform.
Work with small team of engineers, designers, artists, and
producers to execute on a creative vision and deliver an
outstanding gameplay experience. Design schemas and RPC protocols
for scalability, data integrity, and cost. Participate in code
reviews, technical design reviews, and write unit tests.
Qualifications BS in Computer Science or other technical major, or
equivalent experience. Two to five years of industry experience.
Fluent in Java. Plus If... You have experience with AR gameplay.
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 consumer titles include pioneering global-control game
Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pok--mon GO, and Pikmin Bloom. In
November 2021, we launched our developer platform, Lightship,
enabling creators to build immersive AR experiences around the
globe. 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. 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,
Bellevue, Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, and
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