Snowflake

Senior/ Principal Software Engineer - Cloud Engineering

Dublin, Ireland
AWS Azure GCP Go Java Python Terraform
Description

Build the future of data. Join the Snowflake team.

Snowflake customers run more than 3.9 billion queries and 515 million data workloads each day. Join the Snowflake team to build the future of data.

We are hiring talented Senior/Principal Software Engineers for our Cloud Engineering team. If you are passionate about using software-based approaches to solve complex infrastructure challenges by creating abstractions or automated solutions, this opportunity may be for you. As part of the Cloud Engineering organization, we strongly focus on using engineering and software practices to manage and scale our cloud infrastructure.

The Cloud Engineering team drives the development of innovative platforms, and builds foundational primitives such as traffic management, compute, and infrastructure automation to abstract away Snowflake's multi-cloud footprint, making it easy for Snowflake product teams to deploy software. What our teams build allows engineers across the company to move manual operational tasks into code. Our team also owns the process of deploying Snowflake globally across multiple cloud providers, using our own platform to automate the rollout and management of cloud infrastructure at a scale few companies can match.

Our Cloud Engineering team builds database automation, manages traffic, builds infrastructure automation, and computes the platform, and scales our production environment.  You will build a deep understanding of Snowflake’s infrastructure and services and use that knowledge, coupled with your experience, to optimize and evolve our infrastructure's reliability, availability, serviceability, performance, and cost efficiency. You’ll lead and contribute to initiatives aimed at scaling our processes, systems, services, and automation.

To be successful, you’ll need to be deeply technical and capable of holding your own alongside strong peers. You will have the opportunity to present and defend engineering proposals that can significantly impact the success of our team and the company as a whole. As part of our team, you will support other teams as they use our platform, so you must possess excellent communication, collaboration, and diplomacy skills.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you must demonstrate infrastructure and cloud expertise. You must be able to take large, complex projects from conception to completion with minimal guidance. In addition, you will mentor and support more junior team members, leading by example with excellent code quality, documentation, and SDLC best practices.

 

AS A SENIOR/PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER - CLOUD ENGINEERING AT SNOWFLAKE, YOU WILL:

  • Contribute to the team charter to build and operate highly scalable, resilient, and performant infrastructure.
  • Research and implement solutions to build infrastructure, platforms, tools, and automation in the cloud.
  • Evangelize and drive adoption of the built products to meet business goals. 
  • Provide technical leadership on complex and challenging projects in the automation and cloud infrastructure space.

 

OUR IDEAL SENIOR/ PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER - CLOUD ENGINEERING AT SNOWFLAKE, WILL HAVE:

  • BS/CS, MS/CS, or equivalent.
  • At least 6+ years experience in a platform or Cloud team building and supporting mission-critical services and infrastructure in a SaaS environment.
  • Strong software engineering fundamentals, coding skills, and knowledge of SDLC best practices.
  • At least 3+ years in cloud computing (AWS, Azure, or GCP).
  • Fluent in one or more languages (Golang, Java, Python, C).  
  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas: container platforms, automation, networking, edge computing, config management, and infrastructure as code solutions such as Pulumi and Terraform.
  • Tremendous attention to detail and ability to build reliable and scalable software systems.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues.
  • A strong work ethic, ability to self-manage and drive project success, and a passion for problem-solving.

 

Snowflake is growing fast, and we’re scaling our team to help enable and accelerate our growth. We are looking for people who share our values, challenge ordinary thinking, and push the pace of innovation while building a future for themselves and Snowflake.

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