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AR Engineer, Developer Relations

Snapchat

Snapchat

Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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 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 AR Engineer to join the Snap Lab team!

What you’ll do:​​

  • Develop and curate resources, complete with detailed documentation for Spectacles developer community

  • Help manage technical relationships with partners and external development team

  • Explore and demonstrate new potential capabilities for the platform

  • Collaborate closely with the design team to build a better developer experience for Lens Studio

  • Work in tandem with engineering teams to validate and contribute to the design of new features, ensuring they cater to developers' needs

  • Work with user researchers to test new concepts and iterate based on feedback

  • Collaborate with the Partnership team to define the scope of projects with development partners, focusing on maximizing the potential of the Spectacles platform

  • Stay up to date of industry trends

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Solid foundation in computer science principles

  • Proficiency in JavaScript, TypeScript, or C#/C++

  • In-depth knowledge of real-time AR development tools and 3D engines (e.g., Unity, Unreal, Lens Studio)

  • Experience in creating VR/AR experiences

  • Understanding of 3D mathematics, linear algebra, 3D geometry, graphics, and rendering

  • Experience with profiling and optimizing 3D engine-built experiences

  • Exceptional communication and presentation abilities

  • Strategic thinking about product development

  • Self-driven with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes uncertain work environment

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • 3+ years of experience designing and developing real-time interactive experiences

  • Proficiency in designing, prototyping, and programming with real-time 3D engines (e.g. Unity, Unreal, Lens Studio)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with spatial design, prototyping and development software (e.g. Lens Studio, Figma, Blender, C4D, Unity)

  • Bringing something new to the table: whether that’s a new perspective on our product, a unique understanding of a particular field, or expertise in a particular field like AI, CV, ML, 3D graphics, HCI, etc.

  • Passion for Snap Inc. products!

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and provide us some information.

"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 4+ days per week.

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.

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!

Compensation

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 $202,000-$303,000 annually.


Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $192,000-$288,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $172,000-$257,000 annually.

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs.