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Senior Technical Writer, Games Platform

Company: Niantic
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

Niantic's Lightship team is seeking a Senior Technical Writer to produce and maintain the Platform SDK for game developers. You will write new documents for Niantic's Platform SDK, ensure existing documents remain current and accurate, and constantly seek to clarify, unify, and improve the game developer experience. If you're meticulous and love to bring clarity, this role may be for you!
Niantic Engineering leads the advancement of AR and other immersive technologies while creating engaging apps for a user base in the billions.
Niantic's Lightship Platform powers Niantic's real-world location-based games such as Pokemon Go, Ingress, and NBA All World.

  • Produce clear, comprehensive, and useful SDK documentation, including but not limited to API references, developer guides, samples, and release notes.
  • Review and edit software documentation for accuracy and consistency in tone.
  • Work with engineering teams to ensure a high editorial standard for quality and accuracy of platform documentation throughout the company.
  • Work with support, partner engineering, and game teams to integrate feedback.


    • 5+ years professional experience in writing developer-facing software documentation.
    • BS in an engineering-, writing-, or communications-related field.
    • Experience reading and modifying source code.
    • Outstanding command of written English, in terms of communication and grammar.
    • Strong project management, communication, and cross-group collaboration capabilities.
    • Ability to understand new APIs, learn how they work, and document them in concise, easy-to-follow language.
    • Demonstrated experience working with style guides.
    • Experience with the Java language.

      Plus If---

      • You have Google Cloud Platform experience.
      • You have experience with databases such as Spanner.
      • You have experience with gRPC and protocol buffers.
      • You have experience with Android and iOS development.

        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 2011, we became an independent company in 2015 with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pok--mon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. Our current consumer titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pok--mon GO, and Pikmin Bloom. In November 2021, we launched our developer platform, Lightship, enabling creators to build immersive AR experiences around the globe. In March 2022, 8th Wall joined Niantic on a mission to make augmented reality for everyone through WebAR.
        Niantic is an Equal Opportunity employer. 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.
        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, New York, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Zurich. #LI-HYBRID

Keywords: Niantic, Sunnyvale , Senior Technical Writer, Games Platform, IT / Software / Systems , Sunnyvale, California

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