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Snap Builds Engineering Team in San Francisco

Snap is for the first time hiring engineers in San Francisco, partly in an effort to strengthen its capabilities in search.

Since the summer, the newly renamed parent company of Snapchat has hired fewer than a dozen engineers who are working out of a small office in North Beach. Among the most prominent is Wisam Dakka, a longtime search engineering manager at Google, a Snap representative said. Mr. Dakka couldn’t be reached for comment.

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