Snapchat Steals Away Engineering Director From Google

Venice, California-based social media app developer Snapchat has made a significant, high visibility hire, saying this week that it has hired Peter Magnusson, a former engineering director from Google, as its new Vice President of Engineering. The high profile hire comes as Snapchat ramps its recruiting efforts. Snapchat said it is looking to hire as many as 50 engineers this year, a huge growth from just fifteen developers now at the company.