Security Engineer, Monitoring and Response at Niantic
Zurich, CH

Niantic’s Security Team seeks a security engineer to improve and maintain Niantic’s threat monitoring and incident response capabilities for our globally distributed sites and workforce. You will help secure our corporate and production environments, and provide the means to detect and expel malicious actors.


  • Create cloud-based logs acquisition and processing pipeline on corporate and production infrastructure (network and host based), in collaboration with security operations.
  • Design, implement and operate relevant analysis, detection, and alerting mechanisms.
  • Respond to incidents on the corporate side.
  • Longer term help build up and run a team for threat monitoring and response.
  • Red-team work either for corporate infrastructure or game cheat & abuse would be an added bonus.


  • You have 3+ years of experience in a modern, threat-aware corporate environment, performing detection and response tasks.
  • You understand in-depth the possible signals and IOCs to look for, and how to extract them from network- and host-based event logs.
  • You can demonstrate strong scripting / programming skills.
  • You have demonstrated strong communication and team skills in a distributed environment.

Plus If...

  • You have experience with running red teams or performing penetration testing.
  • You have experience with follow-up or management of remediation efforts.

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 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 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, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Zurich.



Zurich, Switzerland