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C++ Engineer, Augmented Reality, 3+ Years Experience

San Francisco, CA

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!


Snap’s Augmented Reality team invents the immersive (and fun!) camera experiences that are at the core of our products. From developing creative new Lens features for Snapchat, to supporting the continuous growth and evolution of Lens Studio (our platform for an ever-increasing community of AR creators), to designing the cutting-edge computer vision and machine learning technology that makes face transformation Lenses possible — our Augmented Reality team is working hard on their mission to bring AR to more people, places, and moments, every day.

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We’re looking for a C++ Software Engineer to join our Augmented Reality team! 


What you’ll do:

  • Design and develop Lens Studio features

  • Work closely with other teams to bring your features to Lens creators

  • Participate in feature planning and creating technical specifications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Strong computer science fundamentals

  • Great communication skills; ability to work in a team

  • Knowledge of Qt Framework

  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Python, JavaScript)

  • Understanding of Linux/Unix environment and command line tools

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in a technical field or equivalent years of experience

  • 3+ years of industry C++ development experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with modern C++

  • Technical leadership experience

  • Experience creating developer-facing APIs and libraries

  • Experience with rendering APIs such as DirectX, Metal, Vulkan or OpenGL

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 maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!

Client-provided location(s): San Francisco, CA, USA
Job ID: 53bfd9c2d6faed6b4a77a6cedee716218637d87c1a6810a54ec2f16c84347d23
Employment Type: Other