AR Engineer


Job Description

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:

  • Help Snap fulfill our vision of Spatial Computing
  • Own the development of new interactive experiences from prototype to product release
  • Design and build novel Augmented Reality UI and UX
  • Collaborate with Software and Computer Vision teams to create the most fun, surprising, and stable products possible
  • Push the boundaries of our AR platform and pave the way for external developers to easily do work at these boundaries.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to program highly interactive experiences
  • Ability to work with digital content creation tools (2D, 3D, etc.)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Expertise in designing, prototyping, and programming with real-time 3D engines and frameworks (Unity, Unreal, OpenFrameworks, Processing, WebGL/OpenGL, etc.)

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience
  • 3+ years of experience designing and developing real-time interactive experiences
  • Professional experience Expertise in designing, prototyping, and programming with real-time 3D engines (Unity, Unreal, Open Frameworks, Processing, and WebGL/OpenGL, etc.
  • A creative portfolio

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proven track record of shipping premium consumer product experiences in games, advertising, or other related channels
  • A passion for creating interactive experiences that are fun, delightful, and allow Snapchatters to communicate and express themselves in new ways
  • Experience with next-gen UI frameworks like React, Flutter, Swift UI, etc
  • Experience with a wide range of programming languages
  • Experience writing performant GPU code
  • Basic experience with 3D packages like Blender, Cinema 4D, Max, Maya, etc

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!


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 $152,000-$228,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $144,000-$217,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $129,000-$194,000 annually.

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