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Systems Engineer

3+ months agoLos Angeles, 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.

Snapchat is the camera used by millions of people every day to Snap with family, watch Stories from friends, see events from around the world, and explore expertly curated content from top publishers. In short, we are a passionate team working hard to build the best platform in the world for communication and storytelling.

We’re looking for a Systems Engineer to join Snap Inc! As a member of the IT Infrastructure team, you will work with other Systems Engineers to support our Corporate IT Infrastructure and services. You’ll support the provisioning, maintenance, and improvement of systems and services leveraged across the company. Working from our Los Angeles headquarters, you’ll collaborate with the IT Infrastructure team to engineer solutions for Snap.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with leadership, engineers, and customers to architect new solutions for On-Premise and IaaS providers (AWS/GCP)

  • Collaborate with Systems Administrators to design, configure, and scope solutions for use with Identity Access Management tools 

  • Participate in remediation efforts, performing system maintenance, and regular patching

  • Contribute to automation efforts by leveraging configuration management, images, and templates across Windows, Linux, and MacOS hosts

  • Participate in efforts to increase monitoring, logging, and signaling capabilities 

  • Develop custom tools and contribute to programming efforts by writing code, performing reviews, and refactoring 

  • Develop solutions by leveraging microservices or monolithic deployments

  • Leverage both commercial and open source tools/software to drive impact for the business while finding creative ways to reduce spend

  • Design well documented services and tools which can be operationalized 

  • Provide mentorship to junior engineers and systems administrators

  • Evaluate new technologies and work with leadership to prioritize deployment in alignment with business requirements

  • Communicate project timelines, service dependencies, resource constraints, and progress with key stakeholders timely and effectively

  • Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leveraging microservices such as Kubernetes and Docker

  • Experience working with Golang  

  • Advanced knowledge in Bash, Python, and Git

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with high attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

  • Strong team player and seeks out opportunities for improvement

  • Experience working in a fast paced environment 

  • Experience in core infrastructure technologies, including load balancing, auto-scaling, replication, networking, authentication protocols and encryption

  • Experience supporting and deploying databases 

  • Experience with building services on IaaS platforms and On-Premise Virtual/Physical infrastructure

  • Experience working with system automation tools for imaging, configuration management, and continuous deployment 

  • Experience working with system monitoring tools for alerting, graphing, and resource planning


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. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Client-provided location(s): Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job ID: 524d13dcad35b71a821f45ff919f399f119a3a9514bb7a67257f1edfe598a860
Employment Type: Other