Sr. Research Engineer, Computational Imaging

Main Location
Santa Monica, CA, United States
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powertofly approved What Snap Inc. Has to Offer:

Snap Inc. calls themselves a camera company but you know them as the people behind Snapchat! Snap Inc. aims to improve the way people live and communicate by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. They offer their employees great benefits like:

  • 401k
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and family caregiver leave
  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Programs to encourage all kinds of fitness: financial, mental, & physical
  • We’re looking for a Research Engineer to join Snap’s Computational Imaging Research Lab in NYC! The mission of the lab is to create hardware and/or software approaches to computational imaging that enable new photographic functionalities and experiences that go beyond what is possible with traditional cameras and image processing methods. Our goal is to empower our users with new tools that allow them to communicate with each other more efficiently and in more creative ways than possible today.


    We are looking for a highly innovative, motivated, and self-directed researcher. Working closely with other researchers and our engineering teams, you will tackle unique technical challenges such as developing techniques to enhance existing products, create new products, deploying algorithms to handle our scale, and improving the experience on Snapchat for millions of people every day. In addition to impacting the company via products, researchers are encouraged to publish their results in top-tier journals and conferences.

    What you'll do:

    • Develop new imaging technologies that enhance visual communication on both handheld and wearable devices

    • Develop new technologies that make it easier for users to interact with devices and well as for devices to interact with other devices

    • Introduce major innovations that can result in product features or new areas of business

    • Collaborate with the researchers and engineers to make important product decisions

    • Develop skills to inspire and manage small or large groups of researchers and engineers

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to perform research that is justified and guided by business opportunities

    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment

    • Collaborative, positive, and team-oriented mindset

    • Hands-on research experience and fast prototyping skills

    Minimum qualifications:

    • MS in a technical field such as computer science or electrical engineering with expertise in computational imaging, computational photography, or computer vision 

    • 3+ years of research or industry experience

    Preferred qualifications:

    • 5+ years of research or industry experience

    • Track record of innovative work in the area of computational imaging

    • Experience or familiarity with imaging optics, illumination techniques, image processing, computer vision and computer graphics

    • Successful record of publication in top-tier international research venues

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    Sr. Research Engineer, Computational Imaging
    Snap Inc.