Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

San Mateo, California, United States

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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.    

We’re hiring talented Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineers  to join us.  This position will be focused on leading engineering efforts related to the infrastructure layer of the Snowflake service with a strong focus on AWS while also supporting Azure and GCP.  This position will require excellent technical architecture and project management skills in addition to hands on development work.  

As a Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Snowflake you will:

  • Work on providing a high automated Cloud-based runtime environment for deploying and scaling a distributed, multi-tenant, high performance compute platform.
  • Develop tools to facilitate greater automation and operability of services.
  • Design and build net-new production grade environments for advanced analytical workloads.
  • Plan, lead, and execute complicated technical projects that interact with a wide variety of teams within the company.
  • Utilize your deep experience and problem solving skills to help prevent and investigate production issues.
  • Participate in a shared on-call rotation.

Our ideal Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer will have:

  • Significant experience with AWS (6+ years), including design, implementation, and maintenance of large scale environments.
  • Ability to work on complicated projects with multiple stages and convert long term strategy into short and long-term objectives.
  • Extremely strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong automation programming skills.  Must have CS fundamentals and a track record of implementing highly reliable software.
  • Strong knowledge and implementation history of Terraform, ansible and other orchestration frameworks.
  • Strong understanding of networking, Linux, distributed systems, cloud design patterns, API's, and security.
  • 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.
  • Self-driven & motivated, with a strong work ethic and a passion for problem solving.

Bonus points for experience with the following:

  • Prior experience implementing and maintaining analytical environments / analysis systems 
  • Prior experience with Container orchestration platforms is a bonus.
  • Experience with Azure and/or GCP 

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.    


Job tags: Ansible AWS Azure GCP High performance Linux Terraform