Niantic Labs, creator of Ingress and Pokmon GO, is seeking an experienced UX Designer to help shape ground breaking, highly social 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. 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 interactions, design systems, UX flow wireframes, and interface designs for Pokmon GO. Brainstorm ideas, narratives and create prototypes to help find creative solutions to Niantic’s unique set of design challenges involving the real world.
  • Collaborate closely with cross functional peers of engineers, product managers, user researchers, and artists to build fun and exciting real-world experiences.
  • Mentor other UX Designers and help develop a strong player-centered mentality.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.
  • Required in-office 2 days on Wednesday and Thursday.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience preferred.
  • 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 and Figma experience.
  • Ability to create visual/functional prototypes to test design ideas.
  • Strong communication skills with cross functional members and leadership.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Japanese language ability is a plus.
  • 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.

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $160,000 – $187,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

Individual pay within this salary range is determined by work location and additional factors, including assessed job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can answer any questions about new hire total compensation during the hiring process. An overview of benefit offerings for your location can be found on the careers page.

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 Pokmon GO, a cultural phenomenon and hit game played by tens of millions of people each month. Niantic’s Lightship platform powers Pokmon GO and other Niantic games including Pikmin Bloom, Peridot and Monster Hunter Now. Developers can now use Niantic Lightship and 8th Wall to build their own AR applications and WebAR experiences.

Niantic is an Equal Opportunity employer. We believe in encouraging a workplace where our people are supported and included. This environment is critical to crafting phenomenal products that 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 cultivates creativity, a sense of community, and is crucial 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 Recommended Skills

  • Communication
  • Design For Testability
  • English
  • Graphic Design
  • Japanese
  • Leadership

Tagged as: Augmented Reality, Communications, Design, Interaction Design, Japanese Language, Leadership, Test Design, Verbal Communication Skills, Visual Design

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