Snapchat is a camera and messaging app that connects people to their friends and the world. Every day around the globe, millions of people use Snapchat to communicate with friends, build relationships, play, and learn. No matter where you are or how you express yourself, it’s always the fastest way to share a moment!
Snap’s Augmented Reality team invents the immersive (and fun!) camera experiences that are at the core of our products. From developing creative new Lens features for Snapchat, to supporting the continuous growth and evolution of Lens Studio (our platform for an ever-increasing community of AR creators), to designing the cutting-edge computer vision and machine learning technology that makes face transformation Lenses possible — our Augmented Reality team is working hard on their mission to bring AR to more people, places, and moments, every day.
We’re looking for a Backend Engineer to join our Augmented Reality team! As a member of the AR team, you will help build infrastructure that powers the world's best augmented reality platform. You will own and drive high-level features from planning through implementation, be involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle, and solve complex technical challenges that will impact millions of Snapchat users daily. Working from our Los Angeles headquarters, you will collaborate with design, product, and engineering teams to develop groundbreaking technologies and move the needle at Snap.What you’ll do:
Collaborate with design, product, and engineering teams to bring product ideas to life
Design, architect and implement well-tested software which powers experiences for Snap’s augmented reality platform
Work across teams to understand product requirements, evaluate trade-offs, and deliver the solutions needed to build innovative products
Strong computer science fundamentals
Desire to learn and apply new technical disciplines
Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and with other team members
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field or equivalent years of experience
3+ years of software development experience
Experience with Java, C++, Golang and/or Python
Experience with mobile software development
Experience with backend services or distributed systems
Experience with at least one of the following: large-scale microservices and distributed systems, cloud computing and storage systems, or infrastructure and large-scale system design
Experience with NoSQL solutions, Memcache/Redis, Kubernetes, or Google/AWS services
At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at [email protected]
Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!