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Experience Engineer, Augmented Reality



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap Lab is home to our hardware products with a world-class research & development team. We are focused on pushing the boundaries of what a camera can be, specifically overlaying computing on the real world. Next Generation Spectacles are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life.

We're looking for an Experience Engineer, Augmented Reality to join the Snap Lab team!

What you’ll do:

  • Design, improve, and support reusable components and frameworks that enable immersive experiences and rapid prototyping.

  • Create experiences that push the boundaries of an AR platform, clearly communicate additional requirements for improving that platform, and contribute to the implementation of those new features.

  • Participate in code and design reviews

  • Interact with design, interactive engineering, and product teams to shape and launch products

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience developing highly interactive experiences such as games or high-end UIs

  • Expertise in designing, prototyping, and programming with real-time 3D engines (Unity, Unreal, OpenFrameworks, Processing, and WebGL/OpenGL, etc.)

  • Experience with next-gen UI frameworks like React, Flutter, Swift UI, etc

  • Knowledge in scripting languages like Javascript / Typescript

  • Familiarity with with RxJava, Dagger, and other Android development best practice tooling

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with high attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science or equivalent years of experience

  • 11+ years of software development experience

  • Experience designing and developing real-time interactive experiences

  • Experience in one or more strongly typed object oriented languages like Kotlin, Java, C#, C++, or TypeScript

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Gameplay Engineer, Game Engine Developer, or Tools Developer in games

  • Experience with Graphics programming and / or 3D development

  • Mobile development experience


In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.

  • Zone A (CA, WA, NYC): The base salary range for this position is $230,000 - 335,000 annually

  • Zone B: The base salary range for this position is $219,000 - 318,000 annually

  • Zone C: The base salary range for this position is $196,000 - 285,000 annually

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office at least 80% of the time (an average of 4 days per week).

If you are not based in the same location(s) listed for this role and are open to relocation, we encourage you to apply to take advantage of our generous relocation policy.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!