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C++ Graphics Engineer, 3+ Years of Experience



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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.

We’re looking for a C++ Graphics Engineer to join the Bitmoji team!

What you’ll do

  • Contribute to the rendering systems powering how Bitmojis are created, assembled, and delivered to all of the various surfaces across Snap

  • Support the platform that helps deliver fun and playful experiences with Bitmojis that make Snap more engaging and personalized

  • Collaborate with fellow engineers, designers, and product managers to design, prototype, and ship new product features

  • Create UI and scripting-based tools to empower designers and other developers

  • Balance performance and visual quality, with implementations that adapt from high to low-end devices

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of 2D and 3D graphics fundamentals, engine architecture, and the software/hardware rendering pipeline

  • Proficiency coding in modern C++ (C++ 14/17/20)

  • Comfortable with high levels of ambiguity and iterative design

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA in a technical field such as computer science or equivalent years of experience

  • 3+ years of software development experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with rendering APIs (OpenGL, Metal, Vulkan, or DirectX) and shaders (GLSL, MSL, HLSL, compute)

  • Experience creating/extending rendering/game engines and custom scripting/DSLs

  • Experience with cross-platform C++ development, especially for mobile devices

  • Experience optimizing for mobile GPUs and low-level, multi-threaded debugging

  • Experience developing web-based tooling (TypeScript, WebSockets) with an eye for UX

  • Familiarity with geospatial and/or AR techniques for rendering/modeling city environments

  • Familiarity with game camera and animation systems

  • Experience with modern build systems (Bazel, CMake)

  • Experience with observability, data-driven A/B testing, supporting real-time client/server systems in production

  • Enjoy participating in the product design process, beyond technical implementation

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!


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.