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Director, Engineering - Formats/Experience



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Snap Inc. is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

We’re looking for a Director of Engineering to join our Ads & Monetization Engineering organization and lead our Formats/Experience teams. The Ads & Monetization organization is responsible for Snap’s revenue platform which maximizes monetization opportunities for Snap customers across the service. As the engineering leader for these teams you will help solve complex technical problems to create world class experiences for over 400 million daily users on our platform. To effectively deliver on the high expectations of our users you will collaborate with your peers and partners in Engineering, Product Management, Marketing and Sales just to name a few. You will lead your teams who work from our offices in Seattle, WA, Palo Alto & Santa Monica, CA.

  • What you’ll do:

    • Operate as a T-Shaped leader by leveraging front line details to inform decisions on operational efficiency for the Formats/Experiences teams

    • Develop organizational-level goals and drive the technical and organizational roadmap for the Engineering team

    • Collaborate with Sales, Finance, Product and Engineering teams distributed across multiple offices

    • Develop a highly productive team of exceptional software engineers and technical leaders

    • Influence key decisions on architecture and implementation of scalable, reliable, and cost-effective engineering solutions

    • Model Situational Adaptability by iterating quickly without compromising quality and raising the bar on operational excellence

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Demonstrated experience leading a large software engineering team at scale and managing with an eye to drive efficiency

    • Previous experience partnering with cross-functional executives and management across a globally distributed organization

    • Track record of delivery in rapidly changing, highly collaborative, multi-site, multi-stakeholder environments

    • Experience leading teams to develop digital ad delivery technology

    • Ability to quickly adapt & change engineering delivery to address changing market landscapes and internal priorities

    • Able to illustrate experience leveraging tactical detail to drive strategic initiatives

    • Deep knowledge of and experience working with a diverse group of engineers

  • Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS/BA in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent experience

    • 10+ years of software engineering experience

    • 5+ years of experience managing a software engineering team

    • Experience with Format & Surfaces technology

    • Experience with the Ad Delivery technology

    • Experience with Client Infrastructure

  • Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Sponsored Augmented Reality

    • Experience with mobile apps development

    • Experience with UI, API and Data platforms

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office at least 80% of the time (an average of 4 days per week). For roles with remote consideration: Remote team members still are expected to travel for mandatory in-person gatherings and to fulfill business needs, at least 4 to 6 times per year.

If you are not based in the same location(s) listed for this role and are open to relocation, we encourage you to apply to take advantage of our generous relocation policy.

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!


In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.

Zone A (CA, WA, NYC):

The base salary range for this position is $324,000-$486,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $308,000-$462,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $276,000-$413,000 annually.

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs.