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Partner Engineer, Ads API

AT Snap

Partner Engineer, Ads API

Beijing, China

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 Partner Engineer to join Snap. As a member of the Platform Partnerships team, you will engage with product, sales and engineering teams of the best companies around the world that want to partner with Snap. You will collaborate with our world-class engineering team, and you will act as the technical point of contact between Snapchat and its partners, combining technical skills with a deep knowledge of Snapchat's Ads API platform to identify, prototype and develop new opportunities. Partner Engineering is a highly technical team working directly with strategic partners, high value customers, developers and content creators to help them build, grow and monetize their businesses and audiences using Snapchat platform, products and services.

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  • What you’ll do:

    • Create and manage technical relationships with development teams of our strategic partners and clients of the Ads API

    • Help Snap’s product teams design and develop APIs to the highest technical standards by establishing and enforcing API design guidelines.

    • Create and manage the on-boarding process for partners and new strategic clients ensuring the best developer experience for their engineering teams as they integrate with our software.

    • Field all technical questions raised by external developers via slack/email/other channels.

    • Help clients design and architect their integrations, providing technical feedback and helping them by developing solutions and writing code whenever necessary.

    • Create sample apps and code for our products to make it easy for new developers to get started on our platform.

    • Work with content writers and engineering teams to develop robust and comprehensive documentation for our products.

    • Create and maintain feedback loops between internal and external product/engineering teams.

    • Own all outward communication of our product and engineering updates to external developers.

    • Collect feedback and feature requests from partners and help prioritize/roadmap these features with the product and eng teams.

    • Be the voice of external developers internally. Help design our self serve solutions to fit their developer needs, providing guidance and feedback to improve developer experience.

    • Track developer experience metrics and keep internal stakeholders updated.

    • Evangelize our platform products.

    • Help pitch our platform products at conferences, hackathons, developer meetups etc.

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Java/Python

    • Experience building and integrating with REST APIs

    • Knowledge of REST API design and best practices

    • Experience working with Marketing APIs or in the ad technology domain

    • Experience building Server side web applications

    • Public speaking experience, talking at conferences, seminars etc.

  • Minimum Qualifications: 

    • 3 years of experience working as a software engineer or partner engineer

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related

  • Preferred Qualifications:

    • Excellent communication skills to present Snap’s platform products to partners around the world

    • Experience building full stack applications that use APIs

    • Experience with digital Ads platforms a plus 

    • Experience with Java a plus

    • iOS or Android app development experience, a plus

    • Willingness to travel occasionally 

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): Beijing, China
Job ID: f52cb2d2bc0c64c131d562281b37e47381d40a32892823635de49a2e9cfa873b
Employment Type: Other