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Director of Engineering, Client Application Platform

AT Snap

Director of Engineering, Client Application Platform

Mountain View, CA

Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

We're looking for a Director of Engineering to join our Engineering Productivity team! Our mission on this team is to empower our ever growing tech organization to be as effective as they can. We optimize the developer experience end to end, so that Snap engineering can be creative and risk taking, all while shipping high quality features fast. Our platform investments in world-class frameworks, tools, and processes enable our engineering org to continue iterating on a high quality, fast evolving Snapchat app. 

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What You'll Do

  • Envision our application architecture on both android and iOS

  • Manage our client resource usage, ranging from memory, CPU, Disk, Network to Battery

  • Set Snap’s cross platform strategy, roll out solutions for different parts of the stack


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 12+ years of software engineering experience

  • 6+ years of experience managing a team


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with UI development

  • Experience with performance optimization

  • Experience with distributed systems and Big-Data infrastructure

  • Experience with large scale consumer facing platforms

  • Experience leading a large team at scale and managing multiple engineering teams with an eye to driving efficiency

  • Experience partnering with cross-functional executives and management across a globally distributed organization

  • Track record of delivery in rapidly changing, highly collaborative, multi-site, multi-stakeholder environments

  • Deep knowledge of and experience working with a diverse group of engineer

  • Track record of delivery in rapidly changing, highly collaborative, multi-site, multi-stakeholder environments

  • Someone who loves to learn, and is passionate about helping others


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

Client-provided location(s): Mountain View, CA, USA
Job ID: 61584a461825b5b261354aaab8d2ef3b3765e349e66d9028eb9944398c5bcb52
Employment Type: Other