Software Engineer

 •  Snowflake Computing San Mateo, CA

Less than 5 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/13/17
San Mateo, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/13/17

Snowflake started with a clear vision: make modern data warehousing effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Because traditional on-premises and cloud solutions struggle with this, Snowflake developed an innovative product with a new built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. 
We’re hiring talented Software Engineers to join us! This position will work directly with ourengineering team to evolve our elastic, large scale, high-performance computing environment. We need smart engineers who can pick up and understand complex technical areas quickly--and are enthusiastic about building newtechnologies! This role has the potential to work in a variety of product areas.

As a Software Engineer at Snowflake Computing you will:

  • Design and develop features, understand customer requirements and meet business goals.
  • Build high quality and highly reliable software to meet the needs to the largest customers.
  • Analyze and improve the performance, scalability, and high availability of large scale distributed systems and the query processing engine.

Our Ideal Software Engineer will have:

  • 1+ years industry experience creating commercial software products.
  • Fluency in Java, C++ or Javascript preferred.
  • Excellent computer science fundamentals and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent programming skills and ability to work in Linux environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field.
  • Able to work on-site in our downtown San Mateo office.

Bonus points for experience with the following:

  • Experience with SQL and/or otherdatabasetechnologies including internal implementations.
  • Experience with data warehouse design, database systems, and large-scale data processing solutions.
  • Experience with implementation testing, debugging, documentation, query optimization, query execution, compiler design and implementation.
  • Experience with large scale distributed systems, transactions and consistency models.
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure, AWS in particular.
  • Experience delivering compelling experiences in SaaS or web-based solutions.

Why join the engineering team at Snowflake? Building new enterprise technologies is complex, and our engineering team surmounts the obstacles. As a member of our team, you will:

  • Build an industry-leading data management system that customers love
  • Solve challenging technical problems related to security, parallel and distributed systems, programming, resource management, large-scale system maintenance, and more!
  • Learn about and contribute to:
  • Super-robust and secure enterprise SaaS platform that services hundreds of customers and millions of complex queries daily
  • Highly-scalable and reliable data processing platform that runs on hundreds and thousands of machines
  • User interfaces bridging the enterprise world with the consumer experience
  • Join a world-class team of both industry veterans and rising stars

About Snowflake 
Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, has reinvented the data warehouse for the cloud and today’s data. The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse is built from the cloud up with a patent-pending new architecture that delivers the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud – at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.

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