Research Scientist

| Seattle

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. 

We’re looking for a Research Scientist to join Snap Inc! Working closely with our Engineering team, you will solve interesting technical challenges such as designing techniques to enhance products, deploying algorithms to handle our scale, and improving the experience on Snapchat for millions of people every day.

Beyond the application and interviews, Research Scientist candidates should prepare to provide detailed supporting materials including a research statement, references, biography, and a 60-minute presentation during the evaluation process.

What you'll do:

  • Develop state-of-the-art approaches to impact products
  • Evaluate the technical trade-offs of every decision
  • Introduce major innovations that can result in product features or new areas of business
  • Collaborate and work with the Research team and others to make important product decisions

What we're looking for:

  • PhD in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Industrial or academic experience beyond internships or post doctoral positions
  • Efficient and scalable algorithm design and problem solving skills
  • A highly innovative, motivated, and self-directed researcher
  • Experience with projects that could potentially impact our products
  • Ability to perform research that is justified and guided by business opportunities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment
  • Successful record of publication in top-tier international research venues
  • An individual who gets excited by tough technical challenges
  • Someone with a collaborative, positive, and team-oriented mindset
  • Hands-on experience and fast prototyping skills
  • Demonstrated ability in both research and development

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 [email protected].

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SendGridEmail

Location

2025 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

What are Snap Inc. Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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