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Senior Compiler Engineer



Other Engineering
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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 are looking for a Senior Compiler Engineer to join our team in Eindhoven.

In this role, you will contribute to an world-class user-friendly software development kit (SDK) that enables programming for embedded AI / ML System on Chip (SoC). You will be working at the cutting edge of technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning frameworks, software, SoCs, sensors, and applications.


  • Specification and development of MLIR-based compilers and development tools for ML applications targeting embedded AI / ML SoCs

  • Modeling the functionality and performance of embedded AI / ML processors

  • Development of test cases for such tools and flows

  • Contributing to roadmap-setting for the SDK, and the team’s product portfolio in general

  • Contributions to hardware architecture, from the perspectives of application performance and programmability.

  • Playing an active role in enabling use cases (demonstrators, proof of concepts, benchmark applications)

  • Providing support towards internal and external users of our SDK


  • MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field

  • 5+ years of proven experience in developing compilers, software applications or tooling for domain-specific AI / ML processors or other similar resource-constrained hardware

  • Good understanding of modern software design and development practices

  • Experience with modern C++

  • Experience with modern compiler frameworks, such as TVM, LLVM, MLIR, or GLOW

  • Ability to write clean, scalable, maintainable production-level code

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills in English (both speaking and writing)

  • Team player with good interpersonal skill

Nice to have

  • General understanding of state-of-the-art deep learning concepts, methods and models

  • Experience working with TensorFlow and/or PyTorch.

  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies.

This position is based at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, home of 160 companies, employing a total of 11,000 entrepreneurs and R&D employees.

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!