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Manager, Software Engineering, Spectacles



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 Engineering Manager to join the Snap Lab team!

What you’ll do:

  • Be responsible for Spectacle's OS Application Framework for AR devices

  • Lead the development of OS Application Framework including but not limited to creating clean interfaces, robust IPC, Services

  • Manage and mentor a high -performing team of developers, in a fast-paced environment

  • Drive the technical roadmap for the engineering team

  • Collaborate with Design, Product, and Engineering teams distributed across multiple offices

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to gather high level requirements and architect modular, scalable software solutions

  • Proficient in Java or Kotlin and C++/C

  • Ability to craft scalable solutions in a resource constraint environment with due considerations for memory, power, thermal tradeoffs

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with cross-functional teams

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work with a geographically distributed team

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • 11+ years of industry experience developing solutions for resource constrained devices

  • 2+ years of experience leading or managing a technical team

  • Expert level knowledge of modern Operating Systems and application frameworks built on Linux/Android technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field such as computer science or electrical engineering

  • Experience with Typescript or Javascript

  • Experience designing and developing real-time interactive experiences

  • Experience developing high quality consumer electronics products

"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 at least 80% of the time (an average of 4 days per week). For roles with remote consideration: Remote team members still are expected to travel for mandatory in-person gatherings and to fulfill business needs, at least 4 to 6 times per year.

If you are not based in the same location(s) listed for this role and are open to relocation, we encourage you to apply to take advantage of our generous relocation policy.

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.