Creative Coder - Instagram

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Instagram is looking for someone to join the Instagram AR Design team as a Creative Coder. AR Design is responsible for creating new AR experiences, pioneering new AR Capabilities, designing creative tools for the Reels surface and supporting Metaverse initiatives. Your position is a hybrid of art, design, and software engineering, and you should be able to not only generate and prototype great experiences, but carry them through to polished, bug-free, performant code releases.
Creative Coder - Instagram Responsibilities
  • Code real-time interactive experiences in GLSL and JavaScript through multiple iterations up to polished release
  • Prototype interactive augmented reality experiences using Spark AR Studio and other standard creative tools
  • Communicate interactive concepts effectively in writing, images, storyboards, and videos
  • Creatively solve problems in translating effects ideas into code execution
  • Generate new ideas for effects
  • Collaborate closely with art, design, engineering, product, QA, research, and partnership teams from conception to launch
  • Learn from data on released effects to refine existing effects and develop new ones
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience writing OpenGL/GLSL Shaders and JavaScript
  • A link to an online portfolio showcasing your work
  • Demonstrated experience designing and developing interactive augmented reality, computer vision, and/or face-tracking interactive experiences
  • Demonstrated experience in the entertainment, video game, or digital marketing industries
Preferred Qualifications
  • BS in Computer Science or BA in Media Arts or equivalent program
  • Experience in Spark AR, SparkSL or other augmented reality environments
  • Experience with creative coding frameworks like openFrameworks, Processing, Cinder, Max/MSP, Unity3D, After Effects
  • Experience with 3D production pipelines and integration of 2D and 3D assets into real-time applications
  • Experience with visual programming or visual node based applications like Unreal Blueprints, Houdini, Nuke
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Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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