Senior Software Engineer, Fundamental Security Services, Product Security

Bellevue, WA US
AWS Azure GCP Go Java gRPC Kubernetes Terraform

Build the future of data. Join the Snowflake team.

The Fundamental Security team builds the foundational security services and libraries that empower Snowflake engineers to bring the most secure Data Cloud to our customers. We solve the hard security problems so other Snowflake engineers don’t have to. Security, reliability and quality are critical. We need smart engineers who can pick up and understand complex technical areas quickly – and who are enthusiastic about building new technologies!

In this role, you will design, build, and support software solutions across a wide range of problem areas, including Secret Management, Key Management, Identity and Authorization. You will have the opportunity to help set the direction for the security infrastructure used by engineers across the company. The systems you build must be natively multi-cloud, highly-reliable and scale to match Snowflake’s massive and distributed footprint.


  • Design, develop, and support critical security services, libraries and frameworks that are highly reliable and easy to use.
  • Build high-quality and highly reliable software to meet the needs of a fast growing company in a multi-cloud environment.
  • Analyze and understand reliability, performance and scalability bottlenecks in the system and solve them.
  • Understand the security risks faced by Snowflake and our customers, and build solutions to mitigate them.
  • Work with engineering teams from across Snowflake to build empathy and understand their needs.
  • Partner with security, engineering and product teams to define and set the strategy for internal security practices and processes.
  • Lead and manage project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.


  • 6+ years of relevant work experience in software development
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Expert-level development skills in Golang or Java
  • Familiarity with development in a Linux environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, and strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems.
  • Systems programming skills including multi-threading, concurrency, etc.
  • Experience with design, implementation, testing, debugging and documentation.
  • Experience leading project teams and setting technical direction.
  • Experience managing projects that span multiple teams across organizations
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Ability to work on-site in our Bellevue office.


  • Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in software development
  • Experience building and supporting highly reliable and scalable GRPC services
  • Experience building and supporting developer facing libraries and frameworks
  • Experience with workload orchestration systems such as Kubernetes to deploy and operate services at scale
  • Experience using infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform and Pulumi to manage production infrastructure
  • Experience building secret management, key management, identity and related services
  • Experience with AWS, Azure and GCP to build production services
  • Experience building or operating public key infrastructure (PKI)

Every Snowflake employee is expected to follow the company’s confidentiality and security standards for handling sensitive data. Snowflake employees must abide by the company’s data security plan as an essential part of their duties. It is every employee's duty to keep customer information secure and confidential.

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