Snap Inc. is about to cut more jobs, this time affecting 120 employees, and almost all from the engineering department. According to Cheddar, which broke the news, this represents 10% of the company’s engineering department’s headcount.
In an email obtained by Cheddar, Snap’s SVP of engineering Jerry Hunter writes:
“Having high-performing, technically excellent, and appropriately aligned teams will be critical to building both a compelling product and a compelling culture for engineers. We want to unleash speed and productivity in our organization, while keeping a high technical bar. That required us to think carefully about the shape of the organization, and where each member of our team fits.”
The cuts are the latest in a string of similar actions, but represents the largest total layoffs yet, and comes soon after a controversial redesign of the Snapchat app. Despite the mixed reception, Snapchat’s daily active user numbers did rise by 8.9 million at the end of 2017.