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Seattle, WA


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$100/hr - $108/hr

Start Date:


This is an on-site role.
Pay Range: $100/hr – $108/hr

Our client is looking to build a VR device to help expand their vision of a future where devices seamlessly integrate into everyday life, enhancing our world and making our devices more human in design and interaction.

The Prototyper’s Responsibilities

  • Innovation and Prototyping: Explore and create prototypes that shape the future of AR and AI interactions.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with interaction designers, scientists, product managers, engineers, and researchers to bring great experiences from concept to implementation.
  • User Research: Collaborate with user research and design teams to test, iterate on prototypes, and conduct experiments based on research questions.
  • Technology Awareness: Stay informed about the latest advancements in machine learning, NLP, and related technologies.
  • Research Advocacy: Contribute to research growth across teams by sharing research trends and best practices within the community.
  • Communication: Clearly explain prototyping decisions to a diverse group of internal stakeholders.
  • Process Development: Assist in establishing prototyping processes to align cross-functional teams.
  • Feedback and Improvement: Actively give and seek feedback to enhance the quality and craftsmanship of the product.
  • Adaptability: Thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments, demonstrating a growth mindset and the ability to learn new languages and technologies as needed.
  • Documentation: handover materials for knowledge transfer, across written guides, wikis and repositories.

The Prototyper’s Required Qualifications:

  • Prototyping/Game Development Experience: Minimum of 5 years in Prototyping or Game Development, with proven leadership skills in cross-functional environments.
  • AI/ML Research Experience: At least 2 years of research experience in AI/ML Prototyping.
  • Technical Knowledge and Programming Expertise: Familiarity with large language models, deep learning, and neural networks. Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python and shell script. Deep knowledge in various programming languages including Mobile (Android), Web (Java, JavaScript, Python, Node, HTML), Embedded (FreeRTOS), Analytics, DevOps, and MLOps.
  • Portfolio: A portfolio showcasing interactive prototype work.
  • Rapid Prototyping: Experience in building prototypes within short time frames.
  • Technology Understanding: Practical knowledge of current technologies used to build rich experiences in responsive web and native mobile large enterprise apps.
  • User-Centered Design: Understanding of user-centered design methodologies, ability to create mock-ups and prototypes at varying levels of fidelity, and knowledge of UI design standards and accessibility requirements for web and mobile.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and storytelling skills, with the ability to simplify complex ideas.
  • Engineering Competence: Broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of comprehensive software systems, along with demonstrated experience in successfully planning, organizing, and conducting software development projects in a dynamic or startup environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with WebGL, Unity Engine, or other 3D prototyping tools.
  • Experience working with researcher scientists.
  • Experience with hardware prototyping (e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beagleboard).
  • PhD, or Master’s degree and 4+ years of CS, CE, ML, HCI or related field experience.
  • Familiarity with 2D content creation tools (e.g., Figma, etc.).


The target hiring compensation range for this role is $100/hr – $108/hr. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location. Additional benefits offered may include:


About Aquent Talent: 

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands. Our talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium. More information on our awesome benefits


Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.


You will want to read this fine print. Part of our mission is to take care of you, so we offer the best benefits. Unlike other staffing companies, we provide talent with the same benefits that our CEO gets. 


This includes:

  • A choice of three major medical plans (including vision coverage) plus dental insurance
  • Paid sick leave for all hourly talent in the U.S. and Canada
  • 401(k) with a match and immediate vesting
  • Exclusive employee discounts through Promo Code: Aquent
  • Access to hundreds of professional development courses through Aquent Gymnasium
  • And much more

Client Description

Based in Menlo Park, California, this top social media company builds technologies that help people connect. Their mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

With a culture of constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to connect people all over the world, it’s important that their workforce reflects the diversity of the people they serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and points of view helps make better decisions, build better products and create better experiences for everyone.

Working here, you’ll:
• Be part of their mission of community building
• Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry
• Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem-solving mode
• Have a hand in developing products that empower more than 3 billion people around the world to share ideas, offer support and make a difference

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits:

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.