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Interactive Engineer (AI Creation) - TikTok Camera Effect

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo.

Why Join Us
Creation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.
Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.
To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.
At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.
Join us.

TikTok Camera Effect team is seeking talented software engineers with experience in Client Development, AI, CG, ML or AR to build the next-generation of camera effects using the latest AI technologies.

- Enable new capabilities for TikTok's Effect platform by leveraging new AI algorithms, AR technologies
- Be responsible for developing new interactive experiences from prototypes to product
- Collaborate with engineers to improve the capabilities of effect creation tools and optimize the effect design workflow
- Work closely with design team and product managers to deliver the expressive, and delightful effect experiences


- A great portfolio featuring immersive technology (AI creation, Audio, AR, VR, interactive designs or real time graphics)
- Strong understanding and hands-on experiences of asset, scripting, shader, real-time rendering pipeline
- Solid background in designing, programming, and prototyping using real-time 3D engines, including but not limited to Unity, Unreal, OpenFrameworks, Processing, Cinder, Three.js and WebGL/OpenGL
- Experience developing multiplayer games and basic knowledge of client/server architecture
- Familiarity, and ability to quickly learn, new asset creation tools (Z-brush, Houdini, Substance Designer, Marvelous Designer, etc.)
- Demonstrable aesthetic judgement, a clear understanding of light, color, and motion
- Ability to mobilize teams to accomplish large tasks

Preferred Qualifications
- 3 years of experience in immersive design and engineering, real-time graphics rendering, gameplay development, or AI creation
- Savvy UX design sense is a plus
- Ability to create your own animated assets in Maya or 3ds Max is preferred
- Scripting language experience (Lua, JavaScript or Python) is preferred
- Knowledge of computer graphics and GLSL is preferred
- Knowledge about AI tooling (ComfyUI etc.) is preferred

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at

Job Information:

【For Pay Transparency】Compensation Description (annually)

The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $145000 - $250000 annually.

Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.

Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees:

We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care.

Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability.

We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.

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