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Product Design Engineer



Product, Design
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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 were our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life and the team is building off that product to optimize wearable computing for the future.

We’re looking for a Product Design Engineer to join the Snap Lab team at Snap Inc!

What you’ll do:

  • Design, prototype, and analyze exciting new products and components from concept to mass production.

  • Collaborate with industrial design, operations, and cross-functional engineering teams.

  • Conduct failure analysis and implement corrective actions for design improvements.

  • Support development builds onsite at external component suppliers and contract manufacturers.

  • Create detailed design models and documentation for production.

  • Develop and conduct technical experiments to select designs, materials, and technologies.

  • Lead and contribute to technical design reviews.

  • Travel internationally up to 20%

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong engineering fundamentals, including wide knowledge of materials and manufacturing methods.

  • Proficiency in 3D CAD and 2D documentation.

  • Technical background in product design, mechanical architecture, tolerance analysis, design for manufacturing, and structural analysis.

  • Strong communication skills -- written, verbal, and presentations. Ability to clearly show your ideas to peers and leadership.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in mechanical engineering or related field.

  • Experience with consumer electronics.

  • Experience with mechanical design of plastic and metal components, printed circuit boards (PCB), and flexible printed circuits (FPC).

  • Experience with overseas manufacturing.

  • Experience with Nx CAD software.

"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 4+ days per week.

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


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 $138,000-$207,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $131,000-$197,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $117,000-$176,000 annually.

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs.