Principal Software Engineer- Identity & Access Management


Bellevue, WA


Position summary

a sharing and delegation. This includes features such as user management, multi-factor authentication, federated single sign-on, session and key pair authentication, and access control at all levels of the database (object, row, and column). Our systems are critical to customer trust and maintaining Snowflake's performance, reliability, and security.


  • Lead highly impactful initiatives from idea formulation to design and implementation.
  • Innovate, design and build highly available, reliable, and secure distributed services and solutions within the global Snowflake platform.
  • Ensure operational readiness of services, including meeting customer commitments for security, reliability, availability, and performance.
  • Mentor and coach other engineers.


  • 15+ years of industry experience designing, building, and supporting large-scale distributed systems in production, with recent experience in building large scale cloud services.

  • Deep knowledge and experience with one or more areas of identity and access management such as authentication, authorization, etc. Knowledge of industry standard security concepts and protocols like SAML, SCIM, OAuth, OIDC, and RBAC is a plus.

  • Experience with database systems and database internals such as query engines and optimizers are a big plus.

  • Strong fundamentals in computer science skills.

  • Expert-level development skills in Java or C++.

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or related degree.

  • Ph.D. in a related field is a plus.

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 $235,000 - $368,000.

  • 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.

How do you want to make your impact?