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Computer Architecture Intern



Eindhoven, Netherlands
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.

Snap is at the forefront of pioneering technology. We want to advance the field of Edge AI through innovative solutions. Our cutting-edge Event-Based Neural Processing Units (NPU) are revolutionizing the way data is processed, providing unprecedented efficiency and speed. Join us to be part of a dynamic team committed to reshaping the future of technology.

Position Summary:

As a Computer Architecture Intern, you will collaborate with a team of experts in the field of Edge AI to enhance the capabilities of our Event-Based NPU. Your role will involve designing, simulating, benchmarking, and optimizing the processor architecture to ensure maximum efficiency and performance. You will be at the heart of our innovation, contributing to projects that push the boundaries of what is possible in Edge AI.

What We Offer:

  • A dynamic and supportive work environment where innovation is at the heart of what we do.

  • Hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology in Edge AI.

  • Mentorship from world-class experts.

  • Competitive compensation and benefits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design and optimization of advanced computer architectures optimizations for our Event-Based NPU.

  • Participate in the development and simulation of innovative algorithms to improve processing efficiency and speed.

  • Evaluate planned innovations on the NPU architecture, suggesting improvements and optimizations.

  • (Re)train Neural Networks for performance on our NPU;

  • Engage in performance benchmarking and analysis, documenting and presenting findings to the team

  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and advancements in Edge AI and computer architecture.


  • Currently enrolled in a Master's degree or PhD degree program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.

  • Strong foundation in computer architecture, digital design, and system-on-chip (SoC) concepts.

  • Familiarity with AI algorithms and neural networks, with a keen interest in Edge AI technologies.

  • Proficient in programming languages such as Python, C++, or similar.

  • Experience of deep learning frameworks such as Pytorch and/or Tensorflow is a plus.

  • Experience with event-based processors and sensors is a plus.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate complex ideas effectively.

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 practise a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office at least 80% of the time (an average of 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!