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Software Engineer, Accessibility

Snap Inc.

Los Angeles/California,USA

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 an iOS Engineer with a focus on Accessibility to join Snap Inc! This role will be based from our Los Angeles, CA headquarters.

What you’ll do:
• Create and refine high performance mobile apps that push the limits of mobile technology;
• Build fun, new products that are very stable and run smoothly;
• Design, architect and implement well-tested Objective-C or Java/Kotlin software which powers experiences in Snapchat’s camera;
• Enable Accessibility across new and existing features;
• Provide technical expertise on developing mobile applications that follow Accessibility policy, standards, and implementation methods;
• Lead Accessibility best practices with expertise and thought leadership on behalf of the Engineering organization;
• Conceptualize, develop, and launch new features;
• Carefully evaluate the technical tradeoffs of every decision;
• Work with the Design team to hone in on the best UI and infrastructure practices;
• Carry out code reviews to guarantee code quality;

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Experience with Objective-C and iOS, or Java/Kotlin and Android ;
• Solid understanding of Objective-C Runtime and processes which run “under the hood”;
• Knowledge of the OS internals, compilers, optimization for low-power and mobile systems;
• Proficiency with multithreading and performance optimization techniques for iOS or Android;
• Strong CS fundamentals (algorithms and data structures) and problem-solving skills;
• Knowledge of software design patterns and best practices;
• Experience developing Accessibility features for mobile applications;
• Experience with Google TalkBack;
• Experience with iOS VoiceOver technology;
• Experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 - specifically, mobile Accessibility;

Minimum Qualifications:
• BS/BA degree in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent years of experience
• 8+ years of experience in developing mobile applications for the iOS or Android environment

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with Objective-C and iOS
• Experience with Swift or Java
• Experience with C/C++
• Experience with OpenGL or Metal
• Experience with Accessibility audits
• Advocate for digital Accessibility

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.

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