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Manager, Software Engineering



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.

Some core features we build and maintain include Snapchat’s Camera, Creative Tools, Maps, Chat, Memories, Stories, Discover, Games, and Minis. Our Infrastructure teams deliver an innovative and cost-efficient platform that ensures Snapchat is the fastest way to communicate with your friends, no matter where you are in the world. We have one of the fastest growing digital ad platforms, and our Monetization teams drive measurable returns for advertisers through novel ad formats like Augmented Reality. As a Snap Engineering team member, you’ll help us build the future of communication.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the Marketplace Design team at Snap Inc! This team is responsible for designing Snap’s ad auctions systems, managing and optimizing ad load and insertion logics as well as balancing revenue and user experience via user engagement modeling. This team plays a critical role in growing Snap’s ads revenue in sustainable ways.

What you’ll do:

  • Deeply influence the technical vision of marketplace design including auction and responsible monetization, break them down into executable roadmaps and own the results.

  • Build and coach a team of exceptional software engineers and machine learning engineers.

  • Closely work with Product Managers, Data scientists and XFN stakeholders to develop marketplace strategies balancing long and short term business objectives.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in one or multiple ad delivery funnels: ad targeting, ad ranking, ad marketplace, ad measurement.

  • Excellent at communicating context, coaching and fostering innovative ideas.

  • Proficient in making data-driven decisions in complex technical problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in software development.

  • You have 2+ years of experience managing engineering teams.

  • BS/BA degree in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience in auction & pricing, ad networks, demand-side platforms (DSPs), supply-side platforms (SSPs), real-time bidding, budget pacing.

  • Experience with applying machine learning solutions.

"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 $222,000-$333,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $211,000-$316,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $189,000-$283,000 annually.

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