Principal Software Engineer- Identity & Access Management

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Build the future of data. Join the Snowflake team.

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.

The database security identity & access management (IAM) team owns the services, systems, and product features that help our customers confidently bring their most sensitive data and workloads to Snowflake. We build solutions for secure authentication, simple yet granular access control, and safe, flexible data sharing and delegation. This includes features such as user management, multi-factor authentication, federated single sign-on, session and key pair authentication, and access control at all levels of the database (object, row, and column). Our systems are critical to customer trust and maintaining Snowflake’s performance, reliability, and security.


  • Lead highly impactful initiatives from idea formulation to design and implementation.
  • Innovate, design and build highly available, reliable, and secure distributed services and solutions within the global Snowflake platform.
  • Ensure operational readiness of services, including meeting customer commitments for security, reliability, availability, and performance.
  • Mentor and coach other engineers.


  • 15+ years of industry experience designing, building, and supporting large-scale distributed systems in production, with recent experience in building large scale cloud services.
  • Deep knowledge and experience with one or more areas of identity and access management such as authentication, authorization, etc. Knowledge of industry standard security concepts and protocols like SAML, SCIM, OAuth, OIDC, and RBAC is a plus.
  • Experience with database systems and database internals such as query engines and optimizers are a big plus. 
  • Strong fundamentals in computer science skills.
  • Expert-level development skills in Java or C++.
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or related degree.
  • Ph.D. in a related field is a plus.

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.