About Snowflake
 
Founded by industry experts and backed by strategic investors, our disruptive built-for-the-cloud architecture was designed to push the limitations of conventional data warehousing.

Our teams breed ambition, challenge ordinary thinking, push the pace of innovation, in-service of the exploding demand for accessible data.

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 OTHER’S DIFFERENCES
  • WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE ENGINEER TO HELP FOUNDATIONDB (FDB) SCALE TO SNOWFLAKE’S CONSTANTLY GROWING NEEDS FOR FASTER AND LARGER METADATA STORAGE. YOU WILL BE WORKING IN TESTING, VERIFYING AND CREATING AUTOMATION TO CHECK THE PERFORMANCE ON FDB OPEN SOURCE CODE AND THE WAY SNOWFLAKE USES IT.

AS A PERFORMANCE ENGINEER ON THIS TEAM, YOU WILL:

  • DO PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS ON FDB, MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO IMPROVE THE DATABASE ITSELF AND THE WORKLOADS SNOWFLAKE RUNS ON TOP OF IT.

  • DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT AUTOMATION TO PROVIDE A ROBUST REGRESSION ENVIRONMENT THAT CAN FIND PROBLEMS BEFORE THE CODE IS RELEASED TO OUR PRODUCTION SYSTEMS. THIS AUTOMATION SHOULD HELP THE REST OF THE TEAM INCREASE THEIR VELOCITY

  • DESIGN TOOLS TO CAPTURE PERFORMANCE BOTTLENECKS AT THE MOMENT THEY ARE HAPPENING (E.G. THREAD STACKS, ATOP, FLAME GRAPHS)

  • EVANGELIZE BEST PRACTICES IN DATABASE USAGE AND END-TO-END ARCHITECTURE

  • PARTICIPATE IN THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEXT GENERATION SYSTEMS

  • PROVIDE DETAILED AND CONSTRUCTIVE DESIGN AND CODE REVIEWS

AN IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • 5+ YEARS OF RELEVANT INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

  • BS/MS/PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (OR EQUIVALENT)

  • EXPERTISE IN IDENTIFYING AND ANALYZING PERFORMANCE BOTTLENECKS

  • GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF OS LEVEL CONCEPTS (PROCESS MANAGEMENT, CONCURRENCY. MEMORY MANAGEMENT, IPC, I/O PATTERNS, ETC.)

  • WORK EXPERIENCE IN CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS (AWS, AZURE, GCP)

  • ABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY BOTH AUTONOMOUSLY AND IN TEAMS

  • STRONG TECHNICAL PROBLEM SOLVING, COMMUNICATION, AND COLLABORATION SKILLS

  • EXCITEMENT BY THE CHALLENGE OF HARD TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

  • INTENSE CURIOSITY AND WILLINGNESS TO QUESTION

BONUS POINTS:

  • FAMILIARITY WITH C++ 11 AND ONWARDS (EVEN BETTER IF IT IS C++14!)

  • GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF LINUX / UNIX OSES

  • EXPERIENCE WITH CONTINUOUS INTEGRATION FRAMEWORKS (EXPERIENCE WITH JENKINS WILL BE GREAT!)

  • HAVE WORKED ON PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR DATABASES

  • SOLID KNOWLEDGE OF NOSQL ENGINES

  • UNDERSTANDING OF RELATIONAL DATABASE CONCEPTS

  • EXPERIENCE WORKING ON OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS

ABOUT FOUNDATION-DB AT SNOWFLAKE

We’re looking for people who share our passion for ground-breaking technology and want to create a lasting future for you and Snowflake.

Are you up for the challenge?

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.  
 

 

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