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Systems Engineer

Snapchat

Snapchat

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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 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 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. Snapchat is a camera and messaging app that connects people to their friends and the world. Every day around the globe, millions of people use Snapchat to communicate with friends, build relationships, play, and learn. No matter where you are or how you express yourself, it’s always the fastest way to share a moment!

We’re looking for a Systems Engineer to join Snap Inc!

What you’ll do:

  • Lead the collaboration with leadership, engineers, and customers to architect and implement innovative solutions for On-Premise and IaaS providers (AWS/GCP)

  • Serve as a technical expert and mentor for System Engineers and System Administrators, guiding the design, development, and scoping of solutions for Identity Access Management tools

  • Spearhead vulnerability remediation efforts, system maintenance, and regular patching, ensuring the stability and security of the infrastructure

  • Drive automation initiatives by leveraging configuration management, images, and templates across Windows and Linux environments, continuously improving efficiency and reliability

  • Lead efforts to improve monitoring, logging, and signaling capabilities, enabling proactive problem detection and resolution

  • Architect and develop highly scalable, available, and reliable DevOps tools, including CI/CD, build and artifact delivery, source control, code review, and validation, setting best practices for the team

  • Foster strong partnerships with other IT teams to ensure a seamless and high-quality setup for all team members, tools, and pipelines

  • Design and implement solutions using microservices or monolithic deployments, based on the specific requirements and constraints of each project

  • Strategically leverage both commercial and open source tools/software to drive business impact while finding innovative ways to optimize costs

  • Create well-documented services and tools that can be easily operationalized and maintained by the team

  • Continuously evaluate and recommend new technologies, working with leadership to prioritize deployment in alignment with business requirements and long-term goals

  • Effectively communicate project timelines, service dependencies, resource constraints, and progress to key stakeholders, ensuring transparency and alignment across the organization

  • Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Extensive experience with microservices such as Kubernetes and container technologies

  • Deep understanding in core infrastructure technologies, including load balancing, auto-scaling, replication, networking, authentication protocols and encryption

  • Extensive experience with building services on AWS/GCP platforms and On-Premise Virtual/Physical infrastructure

  • Extensive experience in serverless infrastructure

  • Extensive experience in infrastructure automation and configuration management technologies

  • Extensive experience in development version control, testing, continuous integration, build, deployment and monitoring

  • Experience working in a fast paced environment and has the ability to prioritize tasks and work autonomously

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent years of experience

  • 7+ years experience as a System Engineer in developing enterprise applications and automations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive programing experience in Bash, Python, or Golang

  • Extensive experience in Google AppEngine, Cloudrun, and Cloud Function

  • Extensive experience in Ansible, Terraform, and Packer

  • Significant knowledge of SQL and common relational database (managed and self hosted) systems such as PostgreSQL and MySQL

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with high attention to detail

  • Strong team player and seeks out opportunities for improvement

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and provide us some information.

"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.

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!

Compensation

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 $184,000-$276,000 annually.


Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $175,000-$262,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $156,000-$235,000 annually.

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