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Principal Software Engineer, iOS, 14+ Years of Experience

Snapchat

Snapchat

Software Engineering
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 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 Principal Software Engineer, iOS to join Snap Inc as a part of our Media Delivery Platform team.

What you’ll do:

  • Create and refine high performance mobile apps that push the limits of mobile technology

  • Build fun, new products that are very stable and run smoothly

  • Design, architect and implement well-tested Objective-C software which powers experiences in Snapchat’s camera capture and playback experience

  • Conceptualize, develop, and launch new features

  • Carefully evaluate the technical tradeoffs of every decision

  • Work with the Design team to hone in on the best UI and infrastructure practices

  • Carry out code reviews to guarantee code quality

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven understanding of Objective-C Runtime and processes which run “under the hood”

  • Knowledge of the OS internals, compilers, optimization for low-power and mobile systems

  • Proficiency with multithreading and performance optimization techniques for iOS

  • Strong CS fundamentals (algorithms and data structures) and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of software design patterns and iOS best practices

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in technical field such as computer science, mathematics, statistics or equivalent years of experience

  • 14+ years of experience in developing mobile applications for the iOS environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Objective-C and iOS

  • Experience with Swift

  • Experience with AVFoundation, VideoToolBox & Core Media Frameworks

  • Experience with C/C++

  • Experience with OpenGL or Metal

  • Experience with video codecs : HEVC, AV1

"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. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at accommodations-ext@snap.com.

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!

Compensation

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 $244,000-$366,000 annually.


Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $232,000-$348,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $208,000-$311,000 annually.

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