Snapchat is building a isolated R&D lab in Lehi, Utah


It’s tough to build something tip in LA or SF but anyone anticipating out. So Snap Inc is building a new RD bureau in a remote plcae of Lehi, Utah — 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. The stretch from Facebook and other tech companies could concede Snapchat to rise new app facilities or hardware inclination over a meddling eyes and ears of a competitors.

Meanwhile, Snap can daub a supply of engineering talent from Brigham Young University, a 25-minute expostulate divided in Provo UT. Snap struck bullion here in a past, appropriation Scan.me, a startup founded by BYU students that done a QR codes that developed into Snapchat’s scannable Snapcodes. Lehi is also home to IM Flash Technologies, a large Intel and Micro-backed semiconductor phony plant, that led Lehi to furnish one in fourteen of a world’s peep memory chips as of 2013, according to a Deseret News journal in SLC.

Talent from BYU and IM Flash competence not be penetrating on ditching still Utah life for large cities where Snap’s other offices reside, so a Lehi lab could assistance a association partisan where others can’t.

TechCrunch initial schooled of skeleton for a new RD lab when Saratoga Springs, UT-based Apple operative Dave DeLong announced he was withdrawal a association this morning to “start a new pursuit during Snapchat on a 23rd. They’re opening a new RD bureau a integrate miles down a highway from me, and I’m vehement to assistance get it off a ground.”

We afterwards found a program operative pursuit opening listed on Snap’s site for Lehi, UT. “Working from a Lehi, Utah office, we will be tasked with elucidate engaging technical hurdles such as architecting and deploying infrastructure to hoop a scale, conceptualizing a sharp and secure mobile client, and progressing program used by millions each day” a inventory details.

Now Snapchat confirms to TechCrunch that it’s building out a tiny group in Lehi, UT that will residence a accumulation of group members. The association is generally vehement about a event to sinecure internal talent. It already has several offices opposite a US and general cities, and this enlargement is a product of Snapchat’s growth.

The thought of tech companies entrance to talent instead of a other approach around has grown some-more renouned lately. Facebook only suggested a building a sizeable San Francisco office after years of forcing employees to convey down to a Menlo Park domicile in Silicon Valley’s South Bay. That had left SF-based Facebook employees exposed to poaching by startups like Twitter and Uber with offices in a center of a city.

But in this case, Snap is expanding from a Venice Beach-side roots into a opposite hollow surrounded by Utah’s stately towering ranges.

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