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Technical Program Manager, Camera and Sensing Hardware

Mountain View, 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 Technical Program Manager,Camera and Sensing Hardware to join the Snap Lab team! 

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What you’ll do:

  • Manage complex component development from concept to production

  • Coordinate cross-functional engineering teams to design camera and sensing modules with a focus on manufacturability

  • Supervise contract manufacturers to improve efficiency, yields, failure analysis, and overall operational excellence

  • Define build plans and schedules for subcomponent suppliers and module integrators and drive on-time delivery of sensing modules

  • Audit suppliers to ensure they are meeting Snap specs and requirements

  • Investigate and develop component and manufacturing processes

  • Drive failure analysis efforts and integrate learnings into future design iterations

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong program management skills including excellent communication, coordination, and documentation

  • Deep experience with camera and sensing manufacturing and testing processes

  • Ability to identify and mitigate risk during new development and manufacturing

  • Capable of applying engineering principles to solve problems

  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve mechanical and electrical issues

  • Ability to thrive with rapidly changing or ambiguous requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in optical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or related field

  • 7+ years of experience in manufacturing, process development, design, and/or program management of consumer electronic sensing technologies

  • Experience with process control and statistical analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or PhD specializing in optical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or related field

  • Experience in process development for camera or sensing module assembly

For Colorado Based Applicants:

  • The minimum target salary for this position is $165,000
  • This position is eligible for a discretionary performance award
  • This position is eligible to receive ongoing equity grants

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): Mountain View, CA, USA
Job ID: 6f006fc3cc1eb0de203798ab05c7ed27467970126970624174a52c6ad413ed1d
Employment Type: Other