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Snowflake

Senior Software Engineer - Scalable Metadata

at Snowflake

Bellevue, United States



Build the future of data. Join the Snowflake team.

Snowflake Metadata team builds a scalable metadata system that allows Snowflake to query across petabyte-scale data very efficiently. The team develops scalable micro-partition metadata systems, transactions, cross-region replication, cloning, and other core Snowflake services. It is also responsible for providing the foundation framework for features like Native Apps and ML-Powered Analysis.

AS A SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER - SCALABLE METADATA, YOU WILL:

  • Solve real business needs at large scale by applying your software engineering and analytical problem solving skills.
  • Build the next-generation of micro-partition metadata systems to support efficient querying of tables in the tens to hundreds of petabytes
  • Design and implement core foundational features including metadata caches, micro-partition metadata compaction and micro-partition lifecycle management as well as advanced features built on top of the metadata, such as immutable data archival.
  • Have the opportunity to work on various background services that power Snowflake's proprietary multi-level metadata system to support fast compilation and query optimization.
  • Design, develop, and support a highly-parallel and fault-tolerant database system comprising many technologies.
  • Design and implement critical high-performance systems to handle the ever growing request rate of our database
  • Analyze and understand performance and scalability bottlenecks in the system and solve them
  • Ensure operational readiness of the services and meet the commitments to our customers regarding availability and performance.

OUR IDEAL SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER WILL HAVE:

  • 5+ years industry experience designing, building and supporting large scale systems in production.
  • Strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems.
  • Systems programming skills including multi-threading, concurrency, etc. Fluency in C++ or Java (or other similar procedural object-oriented language) is preferred.
  • Track record of identifying and implementing creative solutions.
  • Knowledge of database internals is a big plus.
  • BS in Computer Science; Masters or PhD Preferred

Every Snowflake employee is expected to follow the company’s confidentiality and security standards for handling sensitive data. Snowflake employees must abide by the company’s data security plan as an essential part of their duties. It is every employee's duty to keep customer information secure and confidential.

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