Software Engineer, Backend

| Greater NYC Area

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 Backend Engineers to join Team Snapchat! As a member of this team, you will design and implement the next generation of Snap’s multi-cloud architecture. You’ll collaborate across engineering teams to build some of the most scalable, Tier-0 services at Snap such as our user service and friend graph. You will also solve exciting distributed systems problems like incremental state synchronization to build our core storage services, used by almost every product at Snap. Finally, you will help the team deprecate our monolithic architecture and move towards a layered service-oriented architecture.

What you’ll do:

  • Design, implement, and operate our most critical and scalable services - ranging from user identity services, friend graph, and our core persistence layer
  • Work across teams to understand product requirements, evaluate trade-offs, and deliver the solutions needed to build innovative products
  • Help make our team better by contributing to code reviews, documentation, and development process
  • Advocate for and apply best practices when it comes to availability, scalability, operational excellence, and cost management
  • Effectively mentor junior team members

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS/BA in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • Experience with backend services or distributed systems

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • Large-scale microservices and distributed systems
    • Cloud computing and storage systems
    • Infrastructure and large-scale system design
    • Security
    • Networking and data storage
    • Machine learning and natural language processing
    • Tools
  • Proven track record of operating highly-available systems at significant scale
  • Experience with Java, C++, and/or Python
  • Experience with NoSQL solutions, Memcache/Redis, Kubernetes, or Google/AWS services
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

Snap NYC is in the heart of Times Square in the former New York Times office building!

What are Snap Inc. Perks + Benefits

Snap Inc. Benefits Overview

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.

Every Snap office has its own set of benefits built around its needs, but here’s a rundown of some of the programs you'll find in our LA office.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute to a Medical FSA to pay for eligible medical expenses, or a Dependent Care FSA to pay for eligible daycare expenses, with pre-tax dollars.
Disability Insurance
Employees can take up to 16 weeks of short-term disability for 60% tax-free pay with benefits remaining active. Long-term disability is also available at 60% tax-free.
Dental Benefits
We provide free dental coverage for employees and eligible dependents. In addition, the plans have an orthodontia benefit. Annual in-network cleanings and exams are covered at no cost.
Vision Benefits
Snap provides a free vision plan for employees and eligible dependents. The plan includes a LASIK benefit and a $200 annual frame/contact lens allowance.
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide free PPO and HSA plans to employees and their dependents with the option to buy-up to an enhanced PPO plan with lower co-pays. In CA, Kaiser HMO is another free medical plan option.
Life Insurance
We provide Basic Life and AD&D insurance at 2x salary at no cost.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Snap offers a retirement savings plan that allows you to save for your retirement on a pre-tax and/or post-tax basis.
401(K) Matching
Snap matches 100% up to 3% and 50% on your 4th and 5th contribution to both your pre-tax and/or Roth elective contributions and the match is immediately vested. We also offer the Mega Backdoor Roth.
Company Equity
Snap offers compensation packages that allow you to share in Snap's long-term success!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Snap offers a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account to help you use tax-free funds to pay for preschool, summer day camp, before/after school programs, and child or elder daycare.
Generous Parental Leave
Maternity Leave: Up to 4.5 months (18-20 weeks) of 100% paid maternity leave Paternity Leave: Up to 2 months (8 weeks) of 100% paid paternity leave
Family Medical Leave
Snap provides you with up to 12 weeks of time off to care for a family member with a serious health condition. We also provide 6 weeks of pay to care for an immediate family member with health issues.
Adoption Assistance
Snap will reimburse up to $10k towards any Adoption expenses incurred. You are also eligible for up to 2 months (8 weeks) of 100% pay to bond with your new child.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Employees are allotted four hours of paid time off to volunteer at charities that align with the company’s philanthropic pillars: youth, education, and arts.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Snap provides 15 sicks days per year if you're feeling under the weather!
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Employees can contribute to a Commuter FSA for their commuting costs.
Company Outings
There are lots of social events to choose from, ranging from cultural, health & fitness, personal development, volunteering, arts & crafts, and more.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get a Snap Meal Card with a daily stipend of $16. You can use the card at restaurants and on food delivery services!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices are stocked with free snacks, drinks, coffee, etc.
Recreational Clubs
Employees can participate in sports leagues through SnapFit. We also offer team fitness classes, hikes, races, and more.
Relocation Assistance
To help you get to your new city safe and sound, Snap assists with eligible candidates' relocations through final move flights, storage, package & delivery, corporate housing, moving cash, and more.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Snap has a Learning & Development program that enables employees to continue honing their skills, and individual teams have budgets to send eligible employees to industry conferences, trainings, etc.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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