Senior Site Reliability Engineer

San Mateo, CA
Engineering
Full-time
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

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 Senior Site Reliability Engineers  to join us. This position will work directly with our engineering team in San Mateo, CA to evolve our elastic, large scale, high-performance computing environment. We need strong Site Reliability Engineers who can pick up and understand complex technical areas quickly and who are enthusiastic about building new technologies. This role has the potential to work in a variety of product areas, including making contributions to open source big data projects.

As a Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Snowflake you will:

    • Work alongside extremely accomplished Engineers on a truly hard problem: scaling a distributed, multi-tenant, high performance compute system.
    • Write software, from system automation to network services, to scale our platform.
    • Utilize your deep experience and problem solving skills to help prevent and investigate production issues.
    • Participate in the design and implementation of new system layers utilizing a first-principles understanding of high complexity compute environments.
    • Participate in a shared on-call rotation.

Our ideal Site Reliability Engineer will have:

    • Extremely strong problem solving / troubleshooting skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skillsStrong programming skills.  Must have CS fundamentals and a track record of implementing highly reliable software.  A formal CS degree is not required.
    • Prior experience working alongside an Engineering team developing and supporting a complicated technical product.
    • Fundamental understanding of *NIX systems.
    • Fundamental basic networking troubleshooting skills.  
    • Prior experience supporting an Internet facing application at scale.

Bonus points for experience with the following:

    • Prior experience with a Cloud infrastructure service provider, or an extensive “private cloud” environment.
    • Extremely large installation or High Performance Computing (HPC) experience.
    • Prior experience with time-series based monitoring / observability systems.
    • Prior experience with high performance networks.

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. Snowflake can be found online at snowflake.net.

Snowflake has been voted as one of the Bay Area Best Places to Work in 2015 and 2016. We are a place where people work effectively with the same values and vision. We focus on doing what is right for our customers, shareholders, and employees. We create great products, individually and as a team.

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.