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. 

 

Our Quality Engineering  team is actively seeking a Principal Software Development Engineer to join our growing team. In this role you will provide technical leadership and strategic direction for the testing organization. You will be driving development of end-to-end integration tests, automation frameworks, and tools to have robust automated testing pipelines for Snowflake Datawarehouse.

This is a hands-on role in which you will architect and code testing frameworks while taking on a leadership role, improving productivity of our development/QA teams and bringing standardization to our processes and procedures. 

Reporting to the Director of Engineering  you will have the opportunity to work with bleeding edge technology in a highly visible role.. 

In this role you will get to:

  • Provide technical leadership and strategic direction for the testing organization
  • Drive quality across all disciplines, providing guidance, feedback, and suggestions to improve quality practices across entire engineering organization
  • Design and develop the test automation framework and harnesses
  • Improve developer productivity by use of automation, tools, and improving processes
  • Implement testing standards and guidelines for specified testing approaches
  • Track quality metrics, project progress and provide progress reports to senior management
  • Coordinate and improve testing processes by working closely with release engineering

On Day One We Will Expect You To Have: 

  • 10+ years of relevant experience within testing, infrastructure and automation in a lead role
  • High proficiency coding in one or more of these programming languages: Python/Java required 
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL
  • Experience with cloud technology including GCP, AWS and/or Azure
  • Familiarity with Database Services in the Cloud
  • Experience with continuous integration / continuous deployment systems like Jenkins 
  • Experienced in industry standard testing approaches, practices and techniques in order to help design and deliver the overall testing methodology used by the team
  • Possesses broader perspective of testing in areas of functional, system, performance and security testing
  • Demonstrated strength in developing for infrastructure including environments and software, liaising with teams such as Development, DevOps and Support
  • Proficient with the best practices, techniques, and methodologies applied to testing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters  degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Experience delivering quality software in a large distributed system.
  • Prior experience building automated testing frameworks

 

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.  
 

 

Apply for this Job

* Required
  
  


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Snowflake are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 1/31/2020

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities1. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.