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Software Engineer, OS Security, 3+ Years of Experience



Software Engineering
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 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 Software Engineer to join OS Security team at Snap Inc!

What you’ll do:

  • Participate in or lead design reviews with peers and stakeholders and to enhance device security and user privacy

  • Design and build security solutions to facilitate secure manufacturing of Spectacles

  • Research, design and develop cutting edge security features to enhance the security posture for Spectacles

  • Improve infrastructure for fuzzing and automate security validation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in platform-level vulnerability hardening / testing in Linux based systems

  • Skilled with security auditing and risk assessment

  • In-depth understanding of authentication, security protocols and applied cryptography

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science or equivalent years of experience

  • 3+ years of experience with software development in one or more languages, and data structures / algorithms

  • 1+ year of experience building software for data privacy or security on Linux based systems

  • Experience in cryptography, application/system security focussed on embedded systems development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline

  • Experience with Trusted execution platforms such as ARM Trustzone

"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.