Game Designer

Niantic inc., Seattle Area (Bellevue)

Building technologies and ideas that move us

Duration: Full-Time

Are you ready for driving product that brings positive impact to the world through the power of mobile and location technologies? We’re looking for a creative game designer to work closely with our PM team to help create compelling game play for our users.


  • Become a pro at game balancing by managing the fixing of core systems, events, and future releases.
  • Be the point of contact on data analysis and data driven decision-making.
  • Connect fine tuning details with leadership and other product managers.
  • Deliver clear and concise engineering-ready product specs.
  • Work carefully with colleagues from neighboring departments to drive product updates into fruition.
  • Become a key player in contributing to roadmap planning.


  • Experience working on game design and game balancing.
  • Have worked on high profile game with a significant amount of daily active users.
  • Experience working  and shipping features for a high profile game.
  • Vast knowledge of the Free-to-Play game market.
  • Well-versed in the mobile gaming.
Join the Niantic team!

Niantic’s mission is to use emerging technology to create experiences in the real world. We build products that inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and face-to-face social interaction.

Originally formed at Google in 2010, we became an independent company with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. We build games that get people outside and exploring. We enable our players to have fun while visiting new places, learning about the world around them, and meeting new friends. 

We launched Ingress, an immersive real-world mobile game played by millions of people in over 200 countries and territories, and downloaded over 20 million times. We also develop Pokémon GO, which has broken world records and been downloaded over 750 million times in its first year. We announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, our latest much-anticipated AR game.

We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who love what we do! We have offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Bellevue, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Hamburg.

About Niantic inc.

Leaders in Augmented Reality Niantic is building a state of the art augmented reality platform for current and future generations of AR hardware. Our real-world gaming platform includes a massively scalable engine for shared state and user interactions already proven to support hundreds of millions of users and a client platform that sets the standard for mapping, security, and AR capabilities. Niantic is hard at work solving challenges to realize the full potential of augmented reality using technologies such as machine learning and computer vision.

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