Senior Software Engineer - Snowtrail


San Mateo, CA


Position summary

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 skills, with exceptional public speaking abilities and a gregarious nature that enhances communication and collaboration
  • 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.