Senior Software Engineer – Snowtrail

The Snowtrail team is at the heart of harnessing Snowflake’s foundational replay features. Instead of treating these capabilities as an afterthought, we’ve integrated them from the very beginning. This strategic move allows Snowflake’s core developers to deliver cutting-edge innovations to our customers swiftly and dependably. Beyond product development, Snowtrail serves a diverse range of purposes, from product management and sales to cost optimization.

We are looking for an outstanding software engineer to join the team and improve Snowflake’s performance, scalability, and reliability.

As a Senior Software Engineer on this team, you will:

  • Design, develop and enhance Snowtrail
  • Analyze Snowflake performance, correctness, scale, operability, and recommend and develop improvements via Snowtrail
  • Design and implement core foundational Snowflake query replay features including isolated shards, non-permanent tables, and re-execution modes
  • Apply and develop AI & machine learning techniques to generate and optimize Snowtrail query workloads
  • Provide mentorship and team-building of junior engineers
  • Provide detailed and constructive design and code review

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 8+ years hands-on software engineering experience
  • BS, MS or PhD in computer science (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of database internals
  • Strong background in Java or Python
  • Solid understanding of OS and systems concepts like process management, concurrency, memory management, IO patterns, file systems, block storage devices, etc.
  • Work experience in cloud environments like AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and in teams
  • Strong technical problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Excitement by the challenge of hard technical problems
  • Intense curiosity and willingness to question

Bonus points:

  • Familiarity with C++ , SML or functional programming languages
  • Expertise in AI, specifically Natural Language Processing and Large Language Models, along with proficiency in advanced clustering techniques
  • Good working knowledge of Linux / Unix OSes
  • Knowledge of KeyValue, NoSQL, SQL databases, database storage engines
  • Understanding of relational database concepts and SQL
  • Experience working on open source projects

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.

The following represents the expected range of compensation for this role:

  • The estimated base salary range for this role is $214,000 – $327,750.
  • Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Snowflake’s bonus and equity plan.

The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location. This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending & health savings account; at least 12 paid holidays; paid time off; parental leave; employee assistance program; and other company benefits.

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.

💰$214,000 - $327,750/Yearly

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