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.

We are actively hiring hands-on Performance/Scalability engineers from Europe and across the world for our European Engineering Center. Our office is located at Potsdamer Platz in the heart of Berlin. It is conveniently accessible by train, subway, bus, or bicycle - and there are a large number of restaurants, cafes, and shops within walking distance. The official language for this office is English.

This is a unique opportunity to join other experienced engineers who will form the core of a new distributed systems team in Berlin. The focus of this team will be to build infrastructure components to solve complex problems involving distributed systems, service-oriented architectures, metadata storage, cloud infrastructure, and more. This role offers the ability to make a significant impact on our elastic, large scale, high-performance infrastructure.

As a Senior Performance Engineer you will:

  • Proactively monitor, analyze and tune Snowflake Production deployments across a variety of Cloud Providers.
  • Engage in the analysis and correction of Production performance events.
  • Develop, deploy, track and manage sets of synthetic workloads to test changes.
  • Optimize Memory/CPU/System stability characteristics through focussed tuning.
  • Drive Cost optimization initiatives.
  • Perform A/B Performance comparisons during system deployments (across Java / C++ / Python / Linux and Cloud Providers).

Our ideal Senior Performance Engineer will have:

  • 5+ years industry experience analyzing, tuning and evolving large-scale, fault tolerant, Production systems.
  • Proven experience in Java programming & diagnostics.
  • Extensive, hands-on, usage of at least one major cloud provider (eg. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • A history of working on large scale, distributed systems operating across large numbers of tiers and technologies.
  • Exposure to one or more of GIT, Jenkins, Python scripting, JIRA, SQL, EDW’s, Linux Networking & Storage.  
  • Have proven past infrastructure tuning experience at both the JVM and Linux level.
  • BS in Computer Science & Fluency in English.

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 Cloud Data Platform that customers love.
  • Solve challenging technical problems related to security, parallel and distributed systems, programming, resource management, large-scale system maintenance, and more!
  • Experience Implementing multi-tenant systems, with focus on isolation and security.
  • Learn about and contribute to:
    • Super-robust and secure enterprise SaaS platform that services thousands of customers and hundreds of millions of complex queries daily.
    • Highly-scalable and reliable cloud platform that runs on hundreds and thousands of machines.
    • Optimizing performance and resource management in Java systems.
  • Join a world-class team of both industry veterans and rising stars.
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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