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Snap Inc. Director, Software Engineering in New York, New York

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.

We're looking for a Director of Engineering to join our Engineering Productivity team! Our mission on this team is to empower our ever growing tech organization to be as effective as they can. We optimize the developer experience end to end, so that Snap engineering can be creative and risk taking, all while shipping high quality features fast. Our platform investments in world-class frameworks, tools, and processes enable our engineering org to continue iterating on a high quality, fast evolving Snapchat app.

What You'll Do

  • Build tooling to make day to day coding easy via fast and reliable code modification and build tools, a reliable CI/CD pipeline and a robust test Infrastructure

  • Make it easy to set up coding environments, find libraries and have well supported modern languages to use

  • Define best practices, education and documentation for building with high craftsmanship

  • Build thorough test strategies on a test platform that runs fast and catches bugs before they get to Snapchatters

  • Build tools that help engineering and Quality Assurance teams address bugs effectively

  • Deliver quality releases out to our customers week after week, ensure tooling that bring end to end, failure resilient automation to our release process

  • Empower our developers to deliver custom experiences to our customer cohorts based on their circumstances, through server side controls so they don’t have to wait for client release to optimize our customer experience

  • Create mechanisms to prevent regressions in client resource usage(crashes, memory leaks, app size, etc)

  • Build localization tools that allow us to offer high quality, bug free experience to our customers around the world

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • 12+ years of software engineering experience

  • 6+ years of experience managing a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Developer productivity work in mobile apps environment

  • Experience with distributed systems and Big-Data infrastructure

  • Experience with large scale consumer facing platforms

  • Experience leading a large team at scale and managing multiple engineering teams with an eye to driving efficiency

  • Experience partnering with cross-functional executives and management across a globally distributed organization

  • Track record of delivery in rapidly changing, highly collaborative, multi-site, multi-stakeholder environments

  • Deep knowledge of and experience working with a diverse group of engineer

  • Track record of delivery in rapidly changing, highly collaborative, multi-site, multi-stakeholder environments

  • Someone who loves to learn, and is passionate about helping others

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

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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