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Mechanical Design Engineer



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.

We’re looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join the Mechanical Design Team at Snap Inc!

What you’ll do:

The Mechanical Engineering team in Abingdon support all aspects of developing this technology, including the Optical Engine used inside Spectacles and the components, fixtures and test stations required to facilitate the delivery of this technology. You will:

  • Work in a team designing components, assemblies, assembly fixtures, & test stations to support the development of Snap Spectacles spatial computing platform

  • Provide opto-mechanical solutions to allow components and sub-assemblies to be aligned, tested and calibrated

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

  • Create parts, assemblies and drawings using SolidWorks & Siemens NX

  • Manage your own workload & projects as part of a high performance, empowered design team

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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

  • Able to translate designs into physical solutions and build, modify and commission where required

  • Familiar with GD&T, DFM, DFMEA etc.

  • Practical workshop skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • 5 years in a high technology environment and demonstrable experience of designing precision mechanical solutions either within a product design environment or as part of a test/assembly fixtures program for manufacturing

  • Experience using a CAD platform ideally SolidWorks & Siemens NX

  • Experience collaborating with suppliers on part manufacturing, final assembly and onsite factory support

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of design for high volume manufacturing, ideally in consumer electronics

  • Design of optical sub-assemblies and opto-mechanical parts, ideally for use in projection technology

  • Knowledge of multiple manufacturing methods used in consumer products

  • Use of CAD Simulation tools to validate mechanical designs (thermal, mechanical, drop test etc)

"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.

We offer a competitive salary which is commensurate with your qualifications and experience and the level of this role. This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs. Our compensation philosophy is designed to attract and retain top talent in the industry.

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!