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Software Engineer, Graphics



Software Engineering
Vienna, Austria
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.

Snap Lab is home to our hardware products with a world-class research & development team. We are focused on pushing the boundaries of what a camera can be, specifically overlaying computing on the real world. Next Generation Spectacles are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life.

We're looking for a Software Engineer with experience in performance oriented graphics programming to join the Snap Lab team!

What you’ll do:

  • Lead or participate in the design, architecture and implementation of graphics/display system software in both prototype and shipping consumer products

  • Design, implement and instrument software components at the systems level of the visual software stack on Spectacles. This includes efficient use of modern graphics APIs (i.e. Vulkan) for programming GPU workloads, but also system level aspects such as driver architecture for both graphics and display on an embedded Linux system.

  • Participate in design reviews, code review with peers and stakeholders to create reliable solutions

  • Triage product or system issues and debug/track/resolve by analyzing the sources of issues

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with GPU programming, debugging and optimizing real time graphics applications (e.g. Vulkan)

  • Familiarity with computer system architecture, microprocessor, and microcontroller fundamentals (caches, buses, memory controllers, DMA, etc.)

  • Software Development process skills including: source control, bug tracking, and design documentation

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and software debugging skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant technical field such as computer science or electrical engineering or equivalent years of experience

  • 3+ years of experience with software development

  • Proficiency in programming C or C++

  • Experience with a modern graphics API solving performance oriented runtime problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Vulkan graphics API

  • Experience with optimizing and tracing graphics performance on mobile GPUs

  • Experience with the Linux display driver subsystem (drm, KMS)

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field such as computer science or electrical engineering

"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 4+ days per week.

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 parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!