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Software Engineer, Quality

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.

Snap is looking for a Software Engineer, Quality to join our Client Platform QE team! As a Quality Engineering team member, you will own testing of the Camera, Creative Tools, Memories, Messaging, Notifications, Search, and more. You will be the domain expert of our client platform, and will play an integral role in defining test strategies and plans, developing test automation, technically investigating and reporting product defects, and collaborating across the Engineering organization to release high quality software with the goal of delighting our users. Your work will improve the functionality and performance of Snapchat. You are experienced applying engineering best practices and agile approaches during the software development lifecycle. An excellent candidate will have a strong attention to detail, is intellectually curious, takes ownership over the definition and delivery of high quality work, demonstrates a strong sense of collaboration in their professional relationships, clearly and thoughtfully communicates in their areas of expertise, identifies problems and proposes solutions, and empathizes with and advocates for the needs of Snapchat’s users.

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What you’ll do:

  • Drive quality engineering efforts for internal and external product releases

  • Develop test strategies for existing and new/unreleased features

  • Define/implement/maintain test automation for the client platform that drives improvements in Snapchat’s usability, performance, hardware compatibility, and software interoperability

  • Diagnose, debug, and perform root cause analysis for defects/incidents, document your findings, collaborate cross-functionally to triage, and champion resolution of your bugs

  • Collaborate with Product Design, Program Management, Feature Developers, and other Quality Engineering team members to define requirements, ensure testability, and deliver high-quality features

  • Participate in the release process for Snapchat

  • Propose regression tests to discover recurring issues and drive the tests to “automation complete”

  • Collaborate with partner teams to understand dependencies and to facilitate development of integration and end-to-end tests

  • Propose and implement quality methodologies to the team to ensure product quality and team efficiency

  • Coordinate internal test sessions and dogfooding efforts

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Proficiency with object-oriented programming in Java, Kotlin, C/C++/C#, Objective-C, Swift, Golang, Python, or similar

  • Experience with client and/or mobile test automation frameworks (E.g. Selenium WebDriver, Cypress, Appium, Espresso/EarlGrey, Carina, etc.)

  • Highly experienced in defining/executing/maintaining test coverage for client/mobile applications for a variety of smartphones/tablets

  • Proficient with version control (E.g. GitHub) and issue/project tracking software (E.g. Jira)

  • Proficient with software development/debugging tools (E.g. Chrome Dev Tools, Postman, Charles Proxy, curl, etc.)

  • Experience with TestRail or similar test suite/case management tools

  • Some experience with Jenkins or similar build tools

  • Deep understanding of quality-related agile methodologies and experience applying them throughout the SDLC

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (E.g. Whiteboarding/diagramming system behavior)

  • Proven experience demonstrating analytical thinking, reporting, leadership, customer focus, and collaboration

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, adjacent fields, or equivalent years of experience

  • 4+ years hand-on industry experience in a software testing and/or software development occupation, including manual/automated testing of client/mobile applications and/or backend services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a distributed product-team environment

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Google Cloud

  • Experience with Kubernetes, Spinnaker, and continuous integration/delivery systems

  • Some experience developing web and/or mobile applications

  • Experience with Gatling, JMeter, Locust, or similar performance/reliability testing tools

  • Experience using profiling tools and instrumentation to detect resource bottlenecks and memory leaks

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

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: bc9e8b2528509017e3485faf3c9d522345d1dd81686d77678d2afa07dcde32bd
Employment Type: Other