Senior Software Engineer - Persistence Services

San Mateo, CA
About Snowflake

Snowflake is growing fast and we’re scaling our team to help enable and accelerate our growth. We’re passionate about our people, our customers, our values and our culture! We’re also looking for people with a growth mindset and the pragmatic insight to solve for today while building for the future. And as a Snowflake employee, you will be accountable for supporting and enabling diversity and belonging.

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.

In addition, Snowflake’s culture was built on the following values that are even more important to us today:

Put Customers First. We only succeed when our customers succeed
Integrity Always. Be open, honest, and respectful
Think Big. Be ambitious and have big goals
Be Excellent. Quality and excellence count in everything we do
Get It Done. Results matter!
Own It
Make Each Other the Best
Embrace each others Differences

We are looking for an outstanding Senior Software Engineer to help build the next generation of Metadata Libraries that will serve as part of the infrastructure for Snowflake’s rapidly evolving Data Warehouse. These high-performance fault-tolerant libraries will help us abstract and manage Metadata in a way that will unlock new productivity and scale for our system.As a Senior Software Engineer on this team, you will:
Design and implement critical high performance libraries to handle the ever growing metadata needs for the product, while seeking opportunities to develop horizontal technologies that benefit multiple teamsEvangelize best practices in library usage and end-to-end architectureParticipate in the design and implementation of next generation systemsProvide detailed and constructive design and code reviews
An Ideal Candidate Will Have:
5+ years of relevant industry development experienceBS/MS/PhD in Computer Science (or equivalent)Ability to work effectively both autonomously and in teamsStrong technical problem solving, communication, and collaboration skillsExcellent object-oriented development skillsSolid understanding of the Software as a Service (SaaS) modelExperience with applying and creating strong software abstractionsExperience with large-scale distributed systems and client-server architecturesExcitement by the challenge of hard technical problemsIntense curiosity and willingness to question
Bonus points:
Experience with AWS or other Cloud offeringsExperience with Java (or C# will work)Caching and in-memory database technologiesAsynchronous/Multi-threaded Programming Patterns
Snowflake is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.