Interactive Engineer, Augmented Reality


Job Description

The AR Effect engineering team has been focusing on delivering innovative and high-quality visual effects and augmented reality applications which integrates into TikTok 's video editing and camera apps. Our mission is to deliver the whole Effect framework and platform which power TikTok 's creative video editing capabilities, camera filters, 3D and AR camera effects, and bring that fun and delightful experience directly to our users.


• Enable new capabilities for TikTok's AR Effect platform by exploring new algorithms and technologies and transforming them into conceptual prototypes and game mechanisms for AR effects around the camera;

• Be responsible for developing new interactive experiences from prototypes to product release;

• Work closely and coordinate with researchers, 2D/3D designers and software engineers to bring new camera effects features to life;

• Collaborate with engineers to improve the capabilities of effect creation tools and optimize the effect design workflow;

• Last but not least, work closely with creative design team and product managers to deliver the most fun, expressive, and delightful experiences.


• A great portfolio featuring immersive technology (AR, VR, interactive designs or real time graphics);

• 3+ year’s experience in immersive design and engineering, real-time graphics rendering, or gameplay development;

• Strong understanding and hands-on experiences of asset, scripting, shader, real-time rendering pipeline.

Preferred skills:

• Solid background in designing, programming, and prototyping using real-time 3D engines, including but not limited to Unity, Unreal, OpenFrameworks, Processing, Cinder, Three.js and WebGL/OpenGL;

• Passionate about TikTok, augmented reality, as well as creating the most fun, original and creative ideas and experiences;

• Ability to create your own animated assets in Maya or 3ds Max is preferred

• Familiarity, and ability to quickly learn, new asset creation tools (Z-brush, Houdini, Substance Designer, Marvelous Designer, etc.);

• Demonstrable aesthetic judgement, a clear understanding of light, color, and motion;

• Scripting language experience (Lua, JavaScript or Python) is preferred;

• Knowledge of computer graphics and GLSL is preferred;

• Ability to mobilize teams to accomplish large tasks.

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We believe individuals shouldn't be disadvantaged because of their background or identity, but instead should be considered based on their strengths and experience. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

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