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Full time or freelance

CREATIVE AR DEVELOPER

We are PLAYAR, an AR studio with a team of fulltime & freelance designers, animators, developers and producers. While located in Antwerp (with a future hub in Amsterdam) we are true advocates of remote working. It helps us maintain a healthy work / life balance for our employees while giving us the opportunity to collaborate with best in class talent around the globe.

 

We create innovative, fun & engaging augmented reality experiences for brands and agencies on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook & the web (WebAR). Since our company was founded in 2020, we have developed over 80 experiences for clients such as Disney, Samsung, Oreo, Danone, Coca Cola or the University of Antwerp

 

To support our recent growth we are looking for energized and talented people who love to be part of a small team and being surrounded by creativity, new technology, design & code

 

We currently have a FULL TIME or FREELANCE vacancy for a

 

CREATIVE AR DEVELOPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a Creative AR Developer you love to spend your days building highly interactive experiences using a combination of PROGRAMMING, 2D/3D GRAPHICS and PROCEDURAL CONTENT GENERATION
 

 

In this role you will:

  • Build innovative and fun AR experiences driven by cutting edge face, surface and body tracking for a wide range of global clients 

  • Deep dive into javascript-powered tools like Snapchat’s Lens Studio, Facebook’s Spark AR and web development tools like Three.js or React.js

  • Develop experiences from first mocks all the way through to final delivery

  • Program interactions, game mechanics and integrate 2D / 3D assets and animations

  • Be responsible for a great working experience the user loves to engage with and do proper QA to guarantee flawless operation on different devices

  • Have to opportunity to bring your own creative thoughts & concepts to the table

  • Work in a small team of really nice and talented designers, 3D artists & developers
     

 

You:

  • You followed a Gaming, Programming, 3D or VFX oriented education

  • A thorough knowledge of programming and/or scripting languages (like javascript, C++…) specifically for building games and interactive experiences

  • Experience with building & prototyping in real-time 3D Engines (Unity3D, Unreal Engine,...)

  • Prefer building fun and innovative AR campaigns for brands on social media & the web instead of working for a huge video games or film studio

  • Look forward to pushing the boundaries of real-time mobile 3D experiences (imagine the challenge of building a photorealistic smartphone experience within an 8mb data limit) 

  • Don’t frown your eyebrows when hearing the word ‘augmented reality’ and you are ready to accept that this technology is turning social media platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook & TikTok into the digital playgrounds of the future

  • Are not afraid of venturing into still largely unknown creative territories

  • Have already experimented with new forms of creativity and storytelling through your own social channels and / or you are a candid follower of people who do and you understand the trends they surf on

  • Are a self-starter not afraid of taking initiative
     

 

You preferably:

  • Have previous experience working on 3D interactive experiences, games or developing gaming logic as a job or as your passion project

  • Have experience with 3D software (Maya, Blender, C4D)

  • Know how to work with Adobe’s Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and After Effects

  • Have experience with Augmented Reality technologies

  • Have experience with node-based VFX tools like Houdini and/or procedural shader programming

 

We offer

  • Flexible working conditions (we are big advocates of remote work where possible)

  • A market conform salary

  • A laptop (full time employees only)

  • Monthly meal vouchers

  • Hospitalization insurance package

  • Free coffee, drinks, (healthy) snacks, and lots of lunches on us (yes even when working remotely we need to spend time as a team!)

  • A small but welcoming bunch of like-minded individuals