Counsel / Associate Counsel at Niantic
San Francisco, CA, US

Niantic is looking for a dynamic Counsel or Associate Counsel to join the Commercial group of the Legal team. Niantic Legal partners with teams across the company to develop solutions for the legal challenges (and opportunities) we encounter as we continue to develop creative augmented reality experiences and platforms. You will support a wide range of work relating to Niantic’s real-world location-based games and augmented reality platform. Are passionate about technology deals and contracts? We want you on our team (title to reflect seniority and experience). This role is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.


  • You will work with internal clients (including the Business Development, Product, Finance, Marketing and People teams) and legal colleagues to negotiate, draft and review intellectual property and commercial contracts. These will include IP licensing and sponsored locations deals regarding our games and AR platform, content and technology licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, vendor agreements, and professional services agreements.
  • You will ensure agreements align with Niantic’s business objectives, policies and risk tolerance.
  • You will advise Niantics on legal issues and risks, company policies and procedures, and negotiation strategy.
  • You will think creatively about novel legal issues arising from real-world location-based games.
  • You will contribute to the design and continuous improvement of standard forms and legal processes and systems to help us scale with the business.


  • You have 3+ years experience working in a creative legal environment.
  • You have a JD with strong academic credentials.
  • You are passionate about IP and commercial contracts and have broad experience with technology transaction work, ideally in a technology or media/entertainment setting.
  • You working with diverse, cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • You are a member in good standing of the California Bar, or eligible to register as Registered In-House Counsel.

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.