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Python Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Paris, France
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 are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life.

At Snap Lab in Paris, we develop Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology to revolutionize the way humans interact with AR. We’re looking for a talented Python software engineer to join to shape the future of our real-time neural processing pipeline.

What you’ll do

  • Use strong software engineering principles to build new solutions for real-time neural-interfacing, and improve our existing codebase.

  • Build comprehensive data management systems for scalable data collection, labeling, processing, and evaluation across multiple teams.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver solutions that meet internal needs, including CI/CD/CT systems and logging pipelines.

  • Ensure systems are simple, fast, and secure.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Robust software engineering skills, and a track record of building custom tools that fit internal needs across a large range of teams including CI/CD/CT systems, logging pipelines, etc.

  • Expertise in Python programming with a proven track record of successful project implementation

  • Knowledge of numerical libraries like numpy, scipy, or pandas

  • Thorough understanding of programming fundamentals such as OOP, data structures and algorithm design

  • Good command of multiprocessing techniques for efficient event-based processing on devices in the context of machine learning applications

  • Strong enthusiasm for code quality, and desire to build long-standing and stable systems

  • Familiarity with software engineering deployment methods (containerization, continuous integration/continuous deployment, shell scripting)

  • Strong communication skills in English

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a relevant field, or equivalent professional experience.

  • 3+ years industry experience with software development or infrastructure engineering

  • Track record of building custom tools in Python

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in statistics, signal processing, optimization, and machine learning

  • Experience in at least two of the following areas:

    • Experience with key infra technologies like NoSQL solutions (ElasticSearch for example), Kubernetes, Google/AWS services

    • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks such as PyTorch, scikit-learn, JAX, etc.

    • Experience working with real-time signals, or time-series data

    • Experience building hybrid cloud/on-prem infrastructure, in a codified manner, and with an understanding of the trade-offs of cloud vs on-prem solutions

  • Experience administrating modern Linux systems in production environments; Systems administration experience on Windows and macOS is welcome.

"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 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. 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!