We’re at the forefront of the data revolution, committed to building the world’s greatest data and applications platform. Our ‘get it done’ culture allows everyone at Snowflake to have an equal opportunity to innovate on new ideas, create work with a lasting impact, and excel in a culture of collaboration.

We’re hiring talented Software Engineers to join the Snowflake Query Processing team! This position is part of our engineering team to evolve our elastic, large scale, high-performance query processing system. We need smart engineers who can pick up and understand complex technical areas quickly – and who are enthusiastic about building new technologies! The official language for this office will be English.

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  • Design, develop, and support a petabyte-scale cloud database that is highly parallel and fault-tolerant.
  • Build high-quality and highly reliable software to meet the needs of some of the largest companies on the planet.
  • Analyze and understand performance and scalability bottlenecks in the system and solve them.
  • Pinpoint problems, instrument relevant components as needed, and ultimately implement solutions.
  • Design and implement novel query optimization or distributed data processing algorithms which allow Snowflake to provide industry leading data warehousing capabilities.
  • Design and implement the new service architecture required to enable the Snowflake Data Cloud
  • Develop tools for improving our customers' insights into their workloads.


  • 2+ years industry experience working on commercial or open-source software.
  • Fluency in Java or C++.
  • Familiarity with development in a Linux environment.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, and strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems.
  • Systems programming skills including multi-threading, concurrency, etc.
  • Experience with implementation testing, debugging and documentation.
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field; Masters or PhD preferred.
  • Ability to work on-site in our San Mateo / Bellevue / Berlin office.


  • SQL or other database technologies including internal design and implementation.
  • Query optimization, query execution, compiler design and implementation.
  • Experience with MySQL, PostgreSQL internals
  • Data warehouse design, database systems, and large-scale data processing solutions like Hadoop and Spark.
  • Large scale distributed systems, transactions and consistency models.
  • Experience in database replication technology
  • Big data storage technologies and their applications, e.g., HDFS, Cassandra, Columnar Databases, etc.

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 delivers the Data Cloud—a global network where thousands of organizations mobilize data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. Inside the Data Cloud, organizations unite their siloed data, easily discover and securely share governed data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single and seamless experience across multiple public clouds. Snowflake’s platform is the engine that powers and provides access to the Data Cloud, creating a solution for data warehousing, data lakes, data engineering, data science, data application development, and data sharing. Join Snowflake customers, partners, and data providers already taking their businesses to new frontiers in the Data Cloud.