Graphics & Optimization Engineer at Snap

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.

Snapchat is the camera used by over 150 million 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 are looking for a 3D Graphics Software Engineer to join Team Snapchat! Working on the Lenses team, you’ll partner with researchers and designers to define and develop new features, optimize existing rendering algorithms, and assist with final implementation. You’ll be instrumental in developing new ideas and ultimately determining the products we ship!

What you’ll do:

  • Conceptualize creative new mobile experiences and bring them to life
  • Showcase and playtest your ideas and solutions within the company
  • Be responsible for engine performance for different submodules, modules, and for the system overall

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience with computer graphics development and rendering optimization
  • Exceptional coding skills in C++ and OpenGL ES, DirectX, HLSL, GLSL
  • Experience working on high-performance visual systems, including procedural routines, shaders, particle systems, lighting, and shadows
  • Strong understanding of 3D mathematics
  • Someone interested in emerging technologies and trends
  • A passion for Snapchat and creativity!


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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