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Finite Element Analysis Engineer

Los Angeles, CA

Spectacles are Snap's hand-free camera that take in both photo and video content that is shareable on, and off, Snapchat. With hardware and augmented reality working in tandem, Spectacles make it easy to make memories from your perspective, and relive them later.

Snap Lab is home to Spectacles — a camera inspired by the human eye, powered by your imagination — and a world-class research & development team that is paving the way for the future of the camera. Snap Lab builds creative technology that helps overlay computing on the world around us.

We’re looking for a Finite Element Analysis Engineer to join Snap Inc! 

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What you’ll do:

  • Perform static and dynamic structural simulations using Ansys or Abaqus on consumer grade hardware

  • Lead and coordinate with partner teams (Product Design, Reliability, Quality, etc.) to validate the predictions of the simulated results.

  • Work with product design engineers on evaluation, verification/validation and design optimization

  • Recommend design changes/directions to meet product performance requirements

  • Participate in team brainstorming and new technology development

  • Develop new simulation tools and capabilities as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Solid modeling practices including static and dynamic structural simulations, fatigue analysis, model validation techniques, and reliability

  • Familiar with CAD software (NX, ProE, Solidworks)

  • Familiarity with Abaqus user subroutine development

  • Expert level understanding of static and dynamic structural simulations using Ansys or Abaqus on consumer grade hardware in handheld/portable/wearable consumer electronics products

  • Thorough knowledge of Solid Mechanics and Strength of Materials

  • Failure modeling of different classes of materials

  • Testing familiarity using Digital Image Correlation, Universal Testing Machines,  and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Great interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate across groups

  • Excellent process development and documentation skills 

  • Self motivated to identify and close issues

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s in a related field such as mechanical engineering and applied mechanics or equivalent years of experience

  • 7+ years experience as an analyst performing mechanical and structural simulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s/PhD degree in relevant field

  • Experience in building and calibrating non-linear material models

  • Passion for creating innovative, high quality products

  • A passion for Snapchat and creativity!


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): Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job ID: 5b0a97a05bd7a9d7d26eed7d23f9963cb41902cf82dad4c05468888dc6384937
Employment Type: Other