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Snap Inc. Software Engineer, Backend, 7+ Years of Experience in Los Angeles, California

Snap Inc. (https://www.snap.com/en-US/) is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

Snap Engineering (https://eng.snap.com/) teams build fun and technically sophisticated products that reach hundreds of millions of Snapchatters around the world, every day. We’re deeply committed to the well-being of everyone in our global community, which is why our values (https://eng.snap.com/values) are at the root of everything we do. We move fast, with precision, and always execute with privacy at the forefront.

Some core features we build and maintain include Snapchat’s Camera, Creative Tools, Maps, Chat, Memories, Stories, Discover, Games, and Minis. Our Infrastructure teams deliver an innovative and cost-efficient platform that ensures Snapchat is the fastest way to communicate with your friends, no matter where you are in the world. We have one of the fastest growing digital ad platforms, and our Monetization teams drive measurable returns for advertisers through novel ad formats like Augmented Reality. As a Snap Engineering team member, you’ll help us build the future of communication.

We’re looking for a Backend Engineer to join Snap Inc!

What you’ll do:

  • Design, implement, and operate our most critical and scalable services - ranging from user identity services, friend graph, and our core persistence layer

  • Work across teams to understand product requirements, evaluate trade-offs, and deliver the solutions needed to build innovative products

  • You evaluate, appropriately test, and debug your work, striving for high quality

  • Advocate for and apply best practices when it comes to availability, scalability, operational excellence, and cost management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with backend services or distributed systems

  • Experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Large-scale microservices and distributed systems

  • Cloud computing and storage systems

  • Infrastructure and large-scale system design

  • Security

  • Networking and data storage

  • Machine learning and natural language processing tools

  • Proven track record of operating highly-available systems at significant scale

  • Experience with Java, C++, and/or Python

  • Experience with NoSQL solutions, Memcache/Redis, Kubernetes, or Google/AWS services

  • You can independently execute on medium sized features, taking a few weeks and multiple PRs to complete

  • You understand the operational aspects of your system and may participate in incident or hotfix investigation and resolution

  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent years of experience

  • 7+ years of software development experience

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 accommodations-ext@snap.com .

Our Benefits (https://careers.snap.com/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!

About Us

Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

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 accommodations-ext@snap.com .

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