Senior Cloud Services Engineer

Bellevue, WA, USA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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There is only one Data Cloud. Snowflake’s founders started from scratch and designed a data platform built for the cloud that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. But it didn’t stop there. They engineered Snowflake to power the Data Cloud, where thousands of organizations unlock the value of their data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. This is our vision: a world with endless insights to tackle the challenges and opportunities of today and reveal the possibilities of tomorrow.

We’re hiring talented Cloud Services Engineers that are passionate about using software-based approaches to solve complex challenges and automate those solutions.  You’ll be part of the cloud engineering organization where we have a strong focus on using engineering and software practices to manage and scale our cloud infrastructure.  Working in cloud engineering, you’ll lead and contribute to initiatives aimed at supporting our infrastructure, process, systems, and automation.  You’ll build a deep understanding of Snowflake's service and use that knowledge to optimize and evolve our infrastructure reliability, availability, serviceability, and profitability. 

You’ll work with some of the brightest engineers on the planet. To be successful, you’ll need to be technical and capable of holding your own with other strong peers.  You possess excellent communication, collaboration, and diplomacy skills. You have experience practicing infrastructure-as-code, including using tools like Terraform and Ansible. You have software development fundamentals, systems knowledge, and troubleshooting abilities.

If you love solving problems at scale, prefer to write scalable, reliable, and testable solutions to automate infrastructure management, are an ace troubleshooter, and are deeply technical, then this is the role for you!


  • Introduce tools to facilitate greater automation and operability of services
  • Architect, deploy, and scale observability infrastructure 
  • Participate in on-call rotation and ensure uptime of services
  • Create runtime tools/processes that optimize cloud triaging and limit downtime
  • Define best practices around making our systems and services measurable
  • Work closely with our various teams to ensure those best practices get applied 
  • Utilize your deep experience and problem solving skills to help prevent and investigate production issues
  • Plan and lead complicated technical projects that interact with a wide variety of teams within the company
  • Take a data-first approach that helps define the investments of the world's largest cloud service providers 


  • 8+ years  experience in software engineering or DevOps
  • A formal CS degree is not required
  • At least 5+ years in cloud computing (AWS, Azure, GCP, or others)
  • 4+ years experience with distributed database systems (FoundationDB, Cassandra, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Extremely large installation or High Performance Computing (HPC) experience
  • Experience with time-series based monitoring / observability systems
  • Experience with Cloud computing toolsets - Terraform, Vault, Packer etc. 
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet)
  • Firm grasp of TCP/IP networking and troubleshooting
  • Strong sysadmin background, demonstrated knowledge of OS lifecycle management managing complex OS upgrades preferably with RHEL or CentOS
  • Good knowledge of distributed systems, APIs, cloud computing patterns
  • Tremendous attention to details and ability to build reliable and scalable software systems
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills conducive to a team environment
  • Able to debug, troubleshoot, and resolve complex technical issues
  • Self-driven & motivated, with a strong work ethic and a passion for problem solving
  • Experience and knowledge of Git, JIRA, and Jenkins a plus


The position may require access to U.S. export-controlled technologies or technical data.

Employment with Snowflake is contingent on Snowflake either verifying that you may legally access U.S. export-controlled technologies and technical data, or successfully obtaining by obtaining, in a timely manner, any necessary license or other authorization from the U.S. Government to allow you to have the ability to access U.S. export-controlled technology and technical data.

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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