Creative Coder - Instagram

Instagram is a global community of more than 1 billion, which means jobs here offer countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. Instagram was built to connect people to the people and interests they love. Our app has played a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them.

Instagram is seeking a talented Creative Coder to develop original and highly engaging augmented reality experiences. 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 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
  • 1+ years of experience writing OpenGL/GLSL shaders and JavaScript
  • A link to an online portfolio showcasing your work (include link on your resume)
  • Experience designing and developing interactive augmented reality, computer vision, and/or face-tracking interactive experiences
  • Experience in the entertainment, video game, or digital marketing industries
  • BS in Computer Science or BA in Media Arts or equivalent program
  • 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
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