Senior Software Engineer - Java Platform

 Published 5 days ago
    
 Germany
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We are actively hiring talented software engineers from Europe and around the world for our European Engineering Center. Our office is located at Potsdamer Platz, in the heart of Berlin. It is conveniently accessible by train, subway, bus, or bicycle – with a large number of restaurants, cafes, and shops within walking distance. The official language for this office is English.

This is a unique opportunity to join a team of experienced engineers, building and maintaining the future of the Java infrastructure that powers the data cloud. The focus of this team will be driving the strategic direction and evolution of how Snowflake uses Java, including the JVM and our core Java libraries. This role offers the chance to make a significant impact on our elastic, large-scale, and high-performance infrastructure.

AS A SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER ON THE JAVA PLATFORM TEAM, YOU WILL:

  • Solve real business needs at large scale by applying your software engineering and analytical problem solving skills.
  • Build the next-generation systems that make using Java safe, performant, and secure.
  • Provide a consistent platform that Snowflake engineers can use to deliver high quality solutions to production.
  • Pinpoint performance and availability problems, instrument relevant components as needed, and ultimately implement solutions.
  • Ensure operational readiness of our Java infrastructure to meet availability and performance commitments through proactive monitoring, on-call, and more.
  • Work on projects with team members across the globe and that have an impact on millions of users.

We are looking for strong software engineers who are interested in solving low-level problems, understand the JVM and how it interacts with the operating system, and are interested in solving some of the most challenging performance, scalability, and availability problems that exist in the world today.

OUR IDEAL SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER WILL HAVE:

  • 7+ years industry experience designing, building, and supporting large scale systems in production.
  • 5+ years experience building and maintaining complex Java systems.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems.
  • Deep experience with modern Java runtime and testing tools, methodologies, and techniques. Bonus points if you have worked on platforms like this in the past.
  • Proven understanding of JVM internals and diagnosing Java/JVM behavior problems is strongly preferred.
  • Systems programming skills preferred including multi-threading, concurrency, caching, etc.
  • Knowledge of database and Linux internals is a big plus.
  • BS in Computer Science; Masters or PhD Preferred.

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