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.
Snap Research serves as an innovation engine for the company. Their projects range from solutions to hard technical problems that significantly enhance Snap’s existing products, to riskier explorations that can lead to fundamental paradigm shifts in the way people communicate and express themselves. The team consists of scientists and engineers who experiment with and invent new technology that has a lasting impact on Snap’s products. They also frequently publish the results of this innovative work to top research conferences and journals in computer science and related fields.
We are looking for an experienced Research Engineer to join our Computational Imaging Research Team in New York City or Seattle.
What you'll do:
Develop innovative imaging/display technologies that enhance visual communication and enable new augmented reality applications.
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 algorithms and methods to be used by millions of Snapchatters
Work closely with other teams to explore and prototype new product features
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Ability to perform research / engineering that is guided by business opportunities
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment
Fast prototyping skills with imaging and display hardware, computer vision and graphics
Strong communications and interpersonal skills
A genuine passion for learning new things and helping colleagues improve
Collaborative, positive, and team-oriented mindset
Master's degree in a relevant technical field such as computer science or electrical engineering or equivalent years of experience
3+ years of modern C++ and/or Python experience
Industry experience with computer vision, machine learning, computer graphics and/or human-computer interfaces
PhD in a relevant technical field
Experience building machine learning / deep learning solutions in production (using TensorFlow/Pytorch)
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. 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!