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Executive Protection Specialist



Los Angeles, CA, USA
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 it's AR glasses, Spectacles.

The Executive Protection Specialist role provides a safe environment enabling our team to conduct business when traveling to, hosting, or attending events. Working from our Los Angeles, CA headquarters, the ideal candidate exudes a passion for delivering an uncompromising customer service experience to the Snap Inc. team with focus on detail, prioritization, and constant learning.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead security for events, visiting VIPs, and other activities, which may include partnering with other Executive Protection Specialists and overseeing contract/consulting security services through a comprehensive advance survey and threat assessment

  • Understand the risks to the organization and Snap Inc. team, including business travel and domestic and foreign operations; to select and implement appropriate controls

  • Participate in event planning to ensure access control, asset protection, confidentiality, and other security matters are adequately addressed through a written plan accepted by the stakeholders;

  • Recommend and implement security measures to enhance security for our facilities, operations, and people

  • Oversee a budget for the security action or event

  • Travel, both internationally and domestically, up to 50% of the time with Snap Inc. leaders or event planners and may be called upon 24 hours a day to support the operations;

Minimum qualifications:

  • 10+ years multi-national security experience, including at least five years in a protective services role

  • A valid driver's license and ability to operate a motor vehicle

  • Valid BSIS Guard Card

  • Valid BSIS Firearms Permit

  • Valid California Concealed Weapon Permit

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Valid EMT Certification

  • Works well in a team environment and gets hands-on to complete the tasks needed to protect the company and people

  • An ability to assess, understand, and mitigate threats to the company and people while not stifling creativity and fun

  • Strong experience with: event security, executive protection, intelligence analysis and risk assessments; executive communications

"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

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 $152,000-$228,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $144,000-$217,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $129,000-$194,000 annually.

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