Senior Systems Architect for Interactive Graphics/Vision

Senior Systems Architect for Interactive Immersive Computer Vision/Graphics

Snibbe Interactive ( is seeking an extremely talented systems architect to architect, design and develop groundbreaking platforms for interactive computer vision and computer graphics. You will be Snibbe Interactive’s lead architect, working in their San Francisco office to architect, enhance and develop state-of-the-art software systems that incorporate computer graphics and computer vision that allow people to interact physically and socially with one another. You will play an important leadership and development role in the company’s technical strategy and implementation, working directly with our other talented engineers and indirectly with the rest of the company’s creative and administrative staff.

Snibbe Interactive is a fast-growing company that creates large-scale interactive installations for science museums, public spaces, corporations, and other public and private clients. Our work has unique characteristics of bringing joy, social engagement and meaning to the everyday lives of ordinary people. Our market is worldwide and includes clients in a number of vertical markets including science museums, branding, entertainment and public art. Some of our recent installations have taken place at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Tokyo Intercommunications Center, Yahoo Corporation and many others.

Key skills required:

  • Softwareengineering - ability to develop and integrate large scalable, maintainable software systems and processes

  • Demonstrated experience with designing interactive systems for one or more of the following domains: computer graphics, computer vision, computer game systems, or real time media

  • Proficiency with C++ and Object Orientated programming

  • Masters’ degree or equivalent in Computer Science

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Confidence and leadership abilities

  • An eye for aesthetic detail

Skills and interest in the following areas are also useful:

  • User interface design, human factors engineering

  • Film, animation and video post-production


  • Design large, scalable interactive vision/graphics software systems

  • Engineer and debug software systems

  • Interface with other engineering staff to develop appropriate APIs and protocols

  • Work with the creative staff to generate ideas for new applications and product lines

The work we do is technically sophisticated, often at the level of contemporary research. The work offers an opportunity to establish a new and powerful interactive medium, and make a contribution to international web and public interactive media projects. Please see for examples of our work. This is a wonderful opportunity for a terrific systems architect with interests in the arts, entertainment or exhibit design who wants a uniquely satisfying job. Snibbe Interactive provides a positive, playful and kind workplace with an emphasis on our social mission of bringing delight, meaning and new forms of social interaction to the general public. Compensation includes salary, stock options, 401k, and health and dental benefits. The position is available immediately.

Please send a letter of interest, resume and sample work to We will request interviews and recommendation letters from the top candidates.