Spectacles are Snap's hand-free camera that take in both photo and video content that is shareable on, and off, Snapchat. With hardware and augmented reality working in tandem, Spectacles make it easy to make memories from your perspective, and relive them later.
The Product team uses creativity, insights, and operational excellence to steer our product vision across Snap Inc. This team of designers, scientists, and product managers works in a highly collaborative environment to build the products and experiences that bring our community together in new and special ways.
We’re looking for a Design Engineer to join the Spectacles team!
What you’ll do:
Push the limits of AR on wearable devices and create innovative user experiences and interactions
Work closely with the product design teams to create and iterate on new prototypes
Work closely with engineering teams to build sophisticated prototypes
Work with user researchers to test new ideas and iterate on feedback
Present work directly to the CEO and company leadership
Build fun, innovative products that impact the direction of the company
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong computer science fundamentals
Solid understanding of real time AR development tools and 3D engines (e.g. Unity, Unreal, Lens Studio)
Familiarity with creating experiences for VR/AR
Familiarity with 3D math, linear algebra, 3D geometry, graphics, and rendering
Understanding of software engineering principles — and the ability to know when it’s fine to abandon them for a quick proof-of-concept
Excellent communication and presentation skills. You’ll be expected to clearly communicate design decisions to leadership, the rest of the team, and to engineers
Ability to think at a high level about product strategy
Capable of acting as a Product Manager when needed
Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous work environment
A creative problem solver who has lots of ideas and sees solutions when most would not
BS/BA degree or equivalent years of experience
3+ years of software engineering experience
Proficiency in designing, prototyping, and programming with real-time 3D engines (e.g. Unity, Unreal, Lens Studio)
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, computer vision, machine learning, 3D graphics, human-computer interaction, etc.
Passion for Snap Inc. products!
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 accommodations[email protected]
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 maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!