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UX Designer

Niantic inc., San Francisco

Building technologies and ideas that move us


Niantic Labs, creator of Ingress and Pokémon GO, is seeking an experienced UX Designer to help shape cutting-edge, highly social AR experiences and innovative apps that move people through the real world.  We’re a fast-moving, multi-disciplinary team of software developers and creative professionals based in San Francisco, Seattle, and Sunnyvale. You will be responsible for designing intuitive UI, creating interaction flows, and helping guide the direction of the products to merge the virtual with the real world and to encourage players to experience adventures on foot.


Responsibilities

  • Create user interaction design systems, UX flow wireframes, and user interface designs for Niantic’s current projects and experimental AR platform initiatives.
  • Brainstorm ideas and create prototypes to help find creative solutions to Niantic’s many UX and AR experience challenges.
  • Lead user studies and UX research to help refine and fine-tune the apps towards product goals.
  • Work closely with a cross functional pod of engineers, product managers, and artists to build fun and exciting real-world/AR experiences.

Requirements

  • 5 years of experience in UX Design.
  • Portfolio of work showcasing samples of interaction design for mobile applications.
  • Ability to create interaction flow wireframes based on high-level product spec.
  • Strong visual design skills.
  • Ability to create visual/functional prototypes to test design ideas.
  • Strong communication skills.
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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