Backend Engineer, Augmented Reality, 3+ Years Experience


Job Description

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!

What You’ll Do
  • Collaborate with design, product, and engineering teams to bring product ideas to life
  • Build infrastructure that powers the world's best augmented reality platform
  • 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
  • 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
  • Build robust, lasting, and scalable products
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Strong computer science fundamentals
  • Desire to learn and apply new technical disciplines
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and with other team members
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with any PaaS and IaaS (Google Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.)
  • Experienced building scalable backend APIs.
  • Experience with at least one of the following: large-scale microservice architecture and distributed systems, cloud computing and storage systems, or infrastructure and large-scale system design
  • Experience with NoSQL solutions, Memcache/Redis, Kubernetes
  • Experience with Scala
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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!