Snowflake started with a clear vision: develop a cloud data platform that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Snowflake developed an innovative new product with a 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 now a global, world-class organization with offices in more than a dozen countries and serving many more.
We’re hiring an exceptional Performance Software Engineer to work on the core query optimizer and distributed query and data processing engine at the heart of the Snowflake product. Simply stated, performance wins database deals. The Snowflake architecture is already highly differentiated in the industry with the levels of scale, concurrency, and overall performance it can achieve. This role is a unique opportunity to ensure that the database industry’s newest and most innovative data warehouse is the fastest and most efficient.
AS A PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER AT SNOWFLAKE YOU WILL:
Analyze all aspects of the Snowflake Query Engine and drive initiatives to understand what bottlenecks may exist and to improve them.
Guide the development of tools that will aid in the measurement and analysis of performance, identify and understand performance bottlenecks in the system, and then dive into the code to solve them.
Analyze root cause for latency across the system, develop solutions, and implement independently and with the broader team.
Identify and help solve issues from the choice of execution plan to efficient resource management, all the way down to highly specialized vectorized execution.
Evaluate and determine priorities with a critical understanding of where performance matters and where performance is irrelevant.
Work with the broader engineering team to identify opportunities to improve system performance.
OUR IDEAL PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER WILL HAVE:
5+ years hands-on software engineering experience, with a specific focus on system performance.
Strong database fundamentals including SQL, performance, multi-threading, and schema design.
Strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems.
Experience developing systems in C or C++, Java a plus.
Ability to work effectively across engineering teams in multiple locations.
The need for speed.
Track record of identifying and implementing creative solutions for complex problems.
BS in Computer Science, Masters or PhD preferred.
WHY JOIN THE ENGINEERING TEAM AT SNOWFLAKE? AS A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM, YOU WILL:
Leverage the data and insights gathered from user workloads to identify opportunities to make the system better and faster.
Build an industry-leading data management system that customers love.
Measurably impact an innovative product area central to Snowflake’s success.
Improve the performance of a super-robust and secure enterprise SaaS platform.
Learn at scale as you work on a highly-scalable and reliable data processing platform that runs on thousands of machines and executes billions of queries.
Ensure that we are shipping the highest performance service possible at each weekly release.
Join a world-class team of both industry veterans and rising stars.
Snowflake is growing fast, and we’re scaling our team to help enable and accelerate our growth. We are looking for people who share our values, challenge ordinary thinking, and push the pace of innovation while building a future for themselves and Snowflake.
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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.