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Technical Lead, Safety Engineering - 14+ Years of Experience



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 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.

We’re looking for a Technical Lead, Safety Engineering - 14+ Years of Experience to join Snap Inc! As a member of the Safety Engineering org, you will prototype, develop and productionize technical solutions to protect user safety on our platform. Working from our Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco, or Seattle office, you will be tasked with solving interesting technical challenges in the user safety domain, architecting and deploying infrastructure to handle at scale and making our platform safe and secure for millions of Snapchatters.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead, Design and implement large-scale defenses to protect user safety

  • Lead, Design, implement, and operate our critical and scalable services across the user safety infrastructure.

  • Work cross functionally to deep dive into open problems, evaluate trade-offs, and deliver the solutions needed to build innovative products

  • Lead the efforts for engineering best practices when it comes to availability, scalability, operational excellence, and cost management.

  • Guide junior engineers on the team from design, code reviews and mentor them.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Lead from the front in terms of technical design and execution.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently and solve organizational level challenges.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with high attention to detail.

  • Experience collaborating with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of a company.

  • Experience in solving open ambiguous problems from product inception to delivery.

  • Proven track record of operating highly-available systems at significant scale.

  • Experience with Java, C++, and/or Python.

  • Experience with NoSQL solutions, Memcache/Redis, Kubernetes, or Google/AWS services.

  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • 14+ years of software development experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in trust and safety

  • Experience with Java, C++, and/or Python

  • Experience with NoSQL solutions, Memcache/Redis, Kubernetes, or Google/AWS services


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 $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

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). For roles with remote consideration: Remote team members still are expected to travel for mandatory in-person gatherings and to fulfill business needs, at least 4 to 6 times per year.

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!