Niantic's Security Team seeks a software engineer to improve the security stance of our products and infrastructure. We lead the advancement of AR and other immersive technologies while building engaging apps for a user base in the billions. Join our multifaceted security team as a Full Stack Software Engineer, where you'll focus on security tooling and automation.

You will join a team responsible for developing and maintaining products and services related to privacy and security. This role requires a proactive approach to design and development of robust and safe code. You also need to be willing to take on technical debt, and be able to do large-scale refactoring while also resolving complex bugs and issues. If you're self-motivated, and have an interest in security-centric projects driven by a small and diverse team in Zurich, we need your skills.


  • Design and develop security tooling and frameworks to support games and our infrastructure.
  • Create web front-ends and backend infrastructure used to improve security. This could cover projects like access controls, cloud project management, or software lifecycle management.
  • Provide services and libraries to be used by the larger engineering force, to e.g. handle cryptographic operations or enforce user data privacy.
  • Drive the automation of security audits within our code base, cloud and other platforms, ensuring compliance with best practices.
  • Collaborate with development teams to enable improve the security of our software during its entire lifecycle. For example, increase containerization, improve build processes (e.g. app signing) and maintain and design security CI/CD pipelines.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.
  • Required in-office 2 days on Tuesday and Thursday.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in a software development role, ideally with a focus on security.
  • Accomplished programmer in some of Java, Golang, Python, C++, Javascript, Typescript in larger teams.
  • Shown understanding of Google Cloud Platform, Identity-Aware Proxy, authentication mechanisms, databases, GitLab, CI/CD, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment and handle stress appropriately and/or ability to solve practical problems and be sufficiently adaptable to handle dynamic situations with little advance notice. 
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams with ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications, including synchronous interactions with others.

Plus If...

  • You have strong communication and team skills reaching different audiences.
  • Confirmed leadership in developing major features and driving the long-term health of projects.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic's global-scale augmented reality platform and digital map powers spatial computing experiences in the real world. Incubated out of the Maps team at Google, Niantic first created Ingress and then Pokémon GO, a cultural phenomenon and hit game played by tens of millions of people each month. Niantic’s Lightship platform, which powers Pokémon GO, also supports the company's other games including Pikmin Bloom, Peridot and Monster Hunter Now. Developers use Niantic’s platform to build their own AR applications and experiences, either with the Lightship Platform or directly through the web with 8th Wall.

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.

Niantic is a hybrid first company. We believe that in person interaction and collaboration fosters creativity, a sense of community, and is critical to our future success as a company. Our hybrid work schedules allow for a mix of remote and in-office work.

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, Palo Alto, Bellevue, Kansas, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Hyderabad, and Zurich. #LI-HYBRID

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