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Research Scientist
snapchat | Los Angeles, California
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Job Description

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

Minimum qualifications:

* PhD in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent experience
* Industrial or academic experience beyond internships or post doctoral positions

Preferred qualifications:

* 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

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