Tech Lead Senior Engineer - Cloud Services Configuration 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. Our infrastructure self-optimizes, provides high availability and data protection across cloud providers so our users can focus on using their data, not managing it.

The Cloud Services team builds the highly-available,  scalable, and multi-tenant platform that powers Snowflake and the billions of queries it runs every day. We’re looking for a technical lead for our Configuration Management team. This team builds the system used by all Snowflake developers to configure and manage all of the software we run. This is a critical system with significant impact on our compute platform and on enabling Snowflake to move quickly and effectively.


  • Solve real business needs at large scale by applying your software engineering and analytical problem solving skills
  • Design and implement scalable distributed systems for our cloud services layer.
  • Lead and contribute to building and maintaining a roadmap for the area and the team.
  • Analyze fault-tolerance and high availability issues, performance and scale challenges, and solve them.
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives, and collaborating with engineers, product managers and Technical Program Managers across teams.
  • Understand trade-offs between consistency, durability and costs to build solutions which can meet the demands of rapidly growing services.
  • Ensure operational readiness of the services and meet the commitments to our customers regarding availability and performance SLAs.



  • 10+ years industry experience designing, building and supporting large scale systems in production.
  • Past experience of leading large cross-functional teams.
  • Experience building large scale distributed fault tolerant services.
  • Excellent understanding of low level operating systems concepts including multi-threading, memory management, networking and storage, performance and scale.
  • Strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems.
  • Strong experience in Java or other object oriented languages, especially in multi-threading or concurrency.
  • Track record of identifying and implementing creative solutions.
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure - AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
  • BS in Computer Science; Masters or PhD Preferred.


  • Prior experience of building large scale configuration management systems.
  • Prior experience of high performance feature flags and toggle management frameworks.


  • Build an industry-leading Cloud Data Platform.
  • Solve challenging technical problems related to security, parallel and distributed systems, programming, resource management, large-scale system maintenance, and more!
  • Work closely with our customers & partners, understand their use cases & needs, think strategically to seek the right problem to solve at the right time, and innovate with rigor. 
  • Learn about and contribute to:
    • Super-robust and secure enterprise SaaS platform that services thousands of customers and hundreds of millions of complex queries daily.
    • Highly-scalable and reliable cloud platform that runs on hundreds and thousands of machines.
    • Optimizing performance and resource management in Java systems.
  • Lead a world-class team of both industry veterans and rising stars.

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.