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Engineering Program Manager, Hardware



Other Engineering, Operations
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap Lab is home to our hardware products with a world-class research & development team. We are focused on pushing the boundaries of what a camera can be, specifically overlaying computing on the real world. Next Generation Spectacles are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life.

We're looking for an Engineering Program Manager to join the Snap Lab team!

What you’ll do:

  • Drive programs from product definition and technology development through delivery

  • Create hardware project schedules that align with product requirements, technical challenges, tooling lead-times, and business needs

  • Communicate with hardware and software engineering, operations, sales, and marketing teams

  • Plan milestones, anticipate setbacks, and support troubleshooting and/or contingency plans

  • Drive best practices and production processes in a fast-paced production setting

  • Document and execute on product specifications and test plans

  • Develop business relationships with external partners, contractors, and vendors

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Expert in schedule creation and management for hardware products

  • Ability to design experiments (DOE) for hardware build configurations and hardware build management

  • Proficient with materials planning and lead times for hardware builds

  • Skilled at risk identification and mitigation across hardware and software

  • Strong motivational leadership skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or equivalent years of experience

  • 7+ years experience of electrical, mechanical, or hardware project management at a tech or consumer electronics company

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of interdisciplinary system integration of electrical, mechanical, and software components

  • Experience with project/issue tracking and version control software

  • Experience driving complex programs in a fast-paced consumer electronics environment


In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.

  • Zone A (CA, WA, NYC): The base salary range for this position is $175,000- $250,000 annually

  • Zone B: The base salary range for this position is $166,00 - $238,000 annually

  • Zone C: The base salary range for this position is $149,000 - $213,000 annually

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office at least 80% of the time (an average of 4 days per week).

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 parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!