Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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 are looking for talented, passionate Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineers to join our cloud engineering team Berlin and evolve our elastic, large scale, high-performance computing environment.  You will be part of an existing team that has been tasked with building, scaling and managing Snowflake's FoundationDB and other database clusters to enable and accelerate Snowflake's rapid growth. You will get to be a technology thought leader and solve complex problems.


  • Contribute to the team charter to build and operate a highly scalable and resilient Database Infrastructure. 
  • Introduce tools to facilitate greater automation and operability of services.
  • Develop automation for  maintenance tasks and upgrades of database clusters and services.
  • Participate in on-call rotation and ensure uptime of services.
  • 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.


  • BS/CS, MS/CS or equivalent.
  • At least 5+ years  experience in a platform or dev-ops team in a SaaS environment and supporting mission critical services.
  • At least 3+ years in cloud computing (AWS, Azure or GCP).
  • At least 2+ years experience with distributed database systems ( FoundationDB, Cassandra, MongoDB, etc. )
  • Strong coding skills in Python or Go. 
  • Experience with Cloud computing toolsets - Terraform, Vault, Packer etc. 
  • Experience with configuration management tools, preferably Ansible.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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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Job tags: Ansible AWS Azure CentOS GCP Git Go High-performance Jira MongoDB Packer Python Terraform Vault