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Principal Engineer

Database Internals

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5,001-10,000 employees

Data Cloud platform for data warehousing

Data & Analytics


Bellevue, WA, USA

Backend Engineering
Security Engineering
Software Engineering
Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Data Analysis
  • 10+ years hands-on software engineering experience in distributed stateful systems, databases or other relevant fields
  • Significant background in database internals or building core components for data processing systems
  • Strong database fundamentals including SQL, performance and schema design
  • Strong systems fundamentals including multi-threading, IO subsystem and scheduling
  • Strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems
  • Systems programming skills including multi-threading, concurrency, etc.
  • Experience with Big Data storage technologies, Scalable Key-Value stores, Advanced Analytics systems, and Distributed systems
  • Track record of identifying problems, solutions and delivering highly complex projects in distributed systems or databases
  • BS in Computer Science; Masters or PhD Preferred
  • Maintain technical ownership and ensure concise collaboration with the technical leadership of other major parts of Snowflake
  • Set the technical direction for the team and help guide the engineering vision
  • Architect critical systems and anticipate strategic challenges and opportunities in key areas such as query processing, transaction management or distributed data processing algorithms
  • Design, develop, and support highly-parallel and fault-tolerant database systems
  • Own the production rollout of the features of your area while at the same time leveraging and growing other strong engineering talent in your team
  • Evaluate and determine priorities with a critical understanding of where performance matters most
  • Analyze and understand performance and scalability bottlenecks in the system and solve them
  • Pinpoint problems, instrument relevant components as needed, and ultimately implement solutions
  • Represent your area to Snowflake’s customers as a technical expert
  • Influence the industry by participating in conferences and technical forums

Snowflake offers a Data Cloud platform for data warehousing, data lakes, and data application development, enabling secure sharing of governed data across multiple public clouds. The platform supports diverse analytic workloads with near-unlimited scale and performance.

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We've got your back - We offer comprehensive health insurance plans, health savings accounts, robust retirement plans, and generous life and disability insurance.

A Balanced Lifestyle - All Snowflakes have access to our weekly online lunch and learns, virtual workout classes, and ergonomic work-from-home equipment. We offer on-demand mental health and wellness programs to support our employees and their families.

Your People Matter - Help offset the cost of growing your family with our fertility benefits and family planning resources. Count on our generous time-off and various leave plans for you to rest, refuel, and sustain a great work-life balance.

Global Snowflake Team - No matter where you are in the world, we will get you connected and supported with a work-from-home setup.

Treat Yourself - Personalize your Snowflake benefits by tapping into our employee discounts and pre-tax selections.

Invest In Your Future - Eligible employees enjoy new hire equity, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and a quarterly bonus or commission program.