3D Artist, Pokémon GO

| San Francisco, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 184,000-204,000 Annually
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Pokémon GO is the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded over 1 billion times and named “Best Mobile Game” by the Game Developers Choice Awards and “Best App of the Year” by TechCrunch. Pokémon GO follows Niantic’s mission of encouraging outdoor exploration, exercise, and significant social interactions, and has grossed over $6B in revenue since its debut in 2016. In order to delight our millions of players across the globe, the Pokémon GO team requires motivated and skilled individuals for a continually growing game.

We are currently seeking an entry level 3D Artist to work alongside our team of talented generalists and animators, providing a wide array of art assets for use in our game. Work with cross-functional partners and have a chance to contribute your creative talents to upcoming in game features and live game challenges. If you're enthusiastic about mobile games and keen to make a difference, this role offers you a chance to learn and grow from the best.


  • Create mobile device optimized low-poly 3D models for production use.
  • Create high resolution 3D models for concept art, or for use in marketing campaigns.
  • Generate 3D renderings of different styles, adhering to the project art direction.
  • Use of scripting to automate 3D modeling/shading.
  • Create UI assets, including 2D icons and images for tutorials.
  • Generate concept art and visual effects in Unity.
  • Work closely with Sr. Art Director to achieve desired results.
  • Work under the direction of senior artists who will provide onboarding and training.
  • 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.


  • Possesses 2D/3D generalist skill set, including modeling and rendering.
  • Proficient experience with Maya (or equivalent 3D application).
  • Experience with Unity 3D.
  • Solid understanding of rendering and lighting concepts.
  • Solid artistic skills (drawing or digital painting).
  • 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...

  • Experience with JIRA.
  • BA or equivalent degree in studio art, computer graphics or technical field.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience preferred.

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $90,000 - $100,000 + 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 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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