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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Abingdon, UK
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 WaveOptics we design, develop and manufacture revolutionary Augmented Reality (AR) optical engines (waveguides and projector components) to provide the displays for our Spectacles.

We’re looking for a Software Engineer to join the computation team at Snap Inc!

What you’ll do:

  • Increase the scalability of our tools, by developing and improving a cloud architecture optimised for our softwares.

  • Develop high performance code using C++ & have the freedom to work autonomously within a multidisciplinary team who are developing software tools to model the behaviour of complex optical systems.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Good understanding of mathematics - including linear algebra, statistics and probability.

  • Strong numerical analysis and algorithmic development skills.

  • Analytical and methodical approach.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, electronics or similar.

  • 5+ years of experience working in software development.

  • Strong C++ coding background

  • Good understanding of either the AWS or the Google Cloud ecosystem, with an emphasis on compute capabilities

  • Experience using Kubernetes and setting up custom load balancers

  • Experience in creating and maintaining microservices architectures, and making them available to scripting users

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science, physics, mathematics, electronics or similar.

  • Working knowledge of Python or similar scripting language

  • Experience with multithreading, GPU computing or multiprocessing APIs

  • Basic understanding of both geometric and wave optics, including diffraction and polarisation.

  • Experience parallelising computational problems to massive scale (local or remote clusters)

  • Experience developing low-level combined CPU+GPU code

  • Good understanding of mathematics (focus on linear algebra and probability) and strong algorithmic skills.

"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!