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Sr. Engineering Manager, Client Platform



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, September 11, 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 it's AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap Engineering 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 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 an Sr. Engineering Manager to join the Structured Code and Frameworks team at Snap!

What you’ll do:

  • Lead a team of mobile engineers to develop high performance mobile infrastructure at scale

  • Manage Snapchat’s dependency injection frameworks, work scheduling, and metadata management to enable efficient use of client resources

  • Set the strategy, build a roadmap, create measurable goals, and lead your team to deliver

  • Collaborate with Product, Operation, Data Science and Engineering teams, and executive stakeholders

  • Evaluate the technical tradeoffs of major decisions and be a strong technical mentor

  • Hire, grow and retain high-performing team members

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Effectiveness at leading and executing large, complex technical initiatives

  • In-depth understanding of iOS and Android mobile technologies

  • Understanding of performance and engagement trade-offs for mobile apps

  • Knowledge of effective mobile architectural patterns

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 14+ years of industry experience in software engineering

  • 5+ years of experience managing a team

  • Track record of building, growing, and mentoring high performing large teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading mobile infrastructure teams

  • Experience with cross platform technologies

  • Track record of improving mobile app performance

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

  • Someone who loves to learn, and is passionate about developing top engineering talent and leaders


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): The base salary range for this position is $265,000 - 385,000 annually

  • Zone B: The base salary range for this position is $252,000 - 366,000 annually

  • Zone C: The base salary range for this position is $225,000 - $327,000 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). If you are not based in the same location(s) listed for this role and are open to relocation, we encourage you to apply to take advantage of our generous relocation policy.

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

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!