Snap Inc.
New York, NY

Sr. Research Engineer, Computational Imaging at Snap Inc.

| Greater NYC Area
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We’re looking for a Research Engineer to join Snap’s Computational Imaging Research Lab in NYC! The mission of the lab is to create hardware and/or software approaches to computational imaging that enable new photographic functionalities and experiences that go beyond what is possible with traditional cameras and image processing methods. Our goal is to empower our users with new tools that allow them to communicate with each other more efficiently and in more creative ways than possible today.

 

We are looking for a highly innovative, motivated, and self-directed researcher. Working closely with other researchers and our engineering teams, you will tackle unique technical challenges such as developing techniques to enhance existing products, create new products, deploying algorithms to handle our scale, and improving the experience on Snapchat for millions of people every day. In addition to impacting the company via products, researchers are encouraged to publish their results in top-tier journals and conferences.

What you'll do:

  • Develop new imaging technologies that enhance visual communication on both handheld and wearable devices

  • Develop new technologies that make it easier for users to interact with devices and well as for devices to interact with other devices

  • Introduce major innovations that can result in product features or new areas of business

  • Collaborate with the researchers and engineers to make important product decisions

  • Develop skills to inspire and manage small or large groups of researchers and engineers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to perform research that is justified and guided by business opportunities

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment

  • Collaborative, positive, and team-oriented mindset

  • Hands-on research experience and fast prototyping skills

Minimum qualifications:

  • MS in a technical field such as computer science or electrical engineering with expertise in computational imaging, computational photography, or computer vision 

  • 3+ years of research or industry experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • 5+ years of research or industry experience

  • Track record of innovative work in the area of computational imaging

  • Experience or familiarity with imaging optics, illumination techniques, image processing, computer vision and computer graphics

  • Successful record of publication in top-tier international research venues

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Snap Inc. Benefits Overview

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.

Every Snap office has its own set of benefits built around its needs, but here’s a rundown of some of the programs you'll find in our NYC office.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute to a Medical FSA to pay for eligible medical expenses, or a Dependent Care FSA to pay for eligible daycare expenses, with pre-tax dollars.
Disability Insurance
Employees can take up to 16 weeks of short-term disability for 60% tax-free pay with benefits remaining active. Long-term disability is also available at 60% tax-free.
Dental Benefits
We provide free dental coverage for employees and eligible dependents. In addition, the plans have an orthodontia benefit. Annual in-network cleanings and exams are covered at no cost.
Vision Benefits
Snap provides a free vision plan for employees and eligible dependents. The plan includes a LASIK benefit and a $200 annual frame/contact lens allowance.
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide free PPO and HSA plans to employees and their dependents with the option to buy-up to an enhanced PPO plan with lower co-pays.
Life Insurance
We provide Basic Life and AD&D insurance at 2x salary at no cost.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Snap offers a retirement savings plan that allows you to save for your retirement on a pre-tax and/or post-tax basis.
401(K) Matching
Snap matches 100% up to 3% and 50% on your 4th and 5th contribution to both your pre-tax and/or Roth elective contributions and the match is immediately vested. We also offer the Mega Backdoor Roth.
Company Equity
Snap offers compensation packages that allow you to share in Snap's long-term success!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Snap provides back-up child care at a subsidized rate for up to 80 hours per year.
Generous Parental Leave
Non-birthing parents receive up to 16 weeks of full pay and birthing parents receive up to 26 weeks of full pay.
Family Medical Leave
Snap provides up to 6 weeks of full pay as part of our Family Caregiver Program.
Adoption Assistance
Snap will reimburse up to $40k towards any adoption expenses and $80k towards surrogacy expenses you incur and you are eligible for up to 16 weeks of full pay to bond with your new child.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Employees are allotted four hours of paid time off to volunteer at charities that align with the company’s philanthropic pillars: youth, education, and arts.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Snap provides 15 sick days per year if you're feeling under the weather.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Our Commuter Benefit allows you to use tax-free funds to pay for parking and public transportation — such as train, subway, bus, ferry, trolley, or vanpool — as part of your daily commute to work.
Company Outings
There are various social events to choose from, ranging from cultural, health & fitness, personal development, volunteering, arts & crafts, and more.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get a Snap Meal Card with a daily stipend of $16. You can use the card at restaurants and on food delivery services!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices are stocked with free snacks, drinks, coffee, etc.
Recreational Clubs
Employees can participate in sports leagues through SnapFit. We also offer team fitness classes, hikes, races, and more.
Relocation Assistance
To help you get to your new city safe and sound, Snap assists with eligible candidates' relocations through final move flights, storage, package & delivery, corporate housing, moving cash, and more.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Snap has a Learning & Development program that enables employees to continue honing their skills, and individual teams have budgets to send eligible employees to industry conferences, trainings, etc.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

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