Niantic’s Engineering Team is seeking a Software Engineer to analyze and predict user behavior to not only create incredible gameplay experiences, but also help promote Niantic’s mission of bringing gameplay into the real world.
Leverage a dataset consisting of hundreds of user actions per day to create reliable algorithms that predict user behavior.
You have a PhD in Computer Science with a thesis in machine learning, or a thesis grounded in machine learning techniques in a related field.
You have experience analyzing and creating empirically verifiable models based on real-world data, using multiple approaches.
Experience with a large scale or distributed programming framework (Dataflow, Spark or Hadoop) and with ML frameworks such as (sklearn, TensorFlow/Caffe/PyTorch, H2O)
Able to work with large datasets from distributed data stores.
You have publications in a top tier conference such as NIPS, ICLR, ICML,ECML, AAAI, AISTATS, SIGKDD, SIGMOD.
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 2010, we became an independent company in 2014 with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. Our current titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, and record-breaking AR game Pokémon GO. Our third title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, is currently in development.
Niantic is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
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, Tokyo, and Hamburg.