Software Engineer, Backend

Los Angeles

Snap Inc

Role Location

  • Los Angeles


501+ people


2900 31 St St
Santa Monica, CA, 90405, US

Tech Stack

  • C++
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • React Native
  • React
  • Objective-C
  • Go
  • SQL
  • Python

Role Description

Snapchat is the camera used by millions of people every day to Snap with family, watch Stories from friends, see events from around the world, and explore expertly curated content from top publishers. In short, we are a passionate team working hard to build the best platform in the world for communication and storytelling.

We’re looking for Backend Engineers to join Team Snapchat! As a member of this team, you will design and implement the next generation of Snap’s multi-cloud architecture. You’ll collaborate across engineering teams to build some of the most scalable, Tier-0 services at Snap such as our user service and friend graph. You will also solve exciting distributed systems problems like incremental state synchronization to build our core storage services, used by almost every product at Snap. Finally, you will help the team deprecate our monolithic architecture and move towards a layered service-oriented architecture.

What you’ll do:

Design, implement, and operate our most critical and scalable services - ranging from user identity services, friend graph, and our core persistence layer Work across teams to understand product requirements, evaluate trade-offs, and deliver the solutions needed to build innovative products Help make our team better by contributing to code reviews, documentation, and development process Advocate for and apply best practices when it comes to availability, scalability, operational excellence, and cost management Effectively mentor junior team members

Minimum qualifications:

BS/BA in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent experience 3+ years of software development experience Experience with backend services or distributed systems

Preferred qualifications:

Experience in at least one of the following areas: Large-scale microservices and distributed systems Cloud computing and storage systems Infrastructure and large-scale system design Security Networking and data storage Machine learning and natural language processing Tools Proven track record of operating highly-available systems at significant scale Experience with Java, C++, and/or Python Experience with NoSQL solutions, Memcache/Redis, Kubernetes, or Google/AWS services Ability to collaborate and work well with others

About Snap Inc

At Snap, we believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. We contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

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