Creative Coder - Instagram

New York, NY

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.


  • 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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