Security Engineer, Spam & Abuse

Snap, Inc. | Los Angeles, CA

Posted Date 7/14/2017

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 millions of 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’re looking for a Security Engineer to join Team Snapchat! Working with Snap engineers on the Spam & Abuse team, you’ll help us build infrastructure, work on clustering and classifying algorithms, and create heuristic engines to detect access to and protect our systems. You’ll work with industry experts on cryptography and app hardening, and learn how to build a secure, reliable, and safe app.

What you’ll do:

  • Write code in Java and Objective-C
  • Build infrastructure to solve challenging decisions about user behavior in real-time
  • Design new clustering and classification systems
  • Carry out forensic analysis on spam attacks and/or API abuse
  • Design defenses that can anticipate and prevent future attacks

What we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience developing in C, C++, ObjC, Python, or Java
  • Prior experience with machine learning
  • Problem-solving skills that can be applied to the design of our defensive systems
  • 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

Job Category
Developer, Engineer

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AddressLos Angeles, CA