Intern - Software Engineer (Seattle) - 2018 Summer

Snowflake Computing

Snowflake is offering paid internships for students with an interest in cloud computing, database systems, data processing, and distributed systems (students must be actively enrolled in a degree program to be eligible).

Who We Are

Snowflake started with a clear vision: make modern data warehousing effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Because traditional on-premises and cloud solutions struggle with this, Snowflake developed an innovative product with a new built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud.

Our office is located in downtown Bellevue, WA in the City Center building. We blend panoramic views of the city and Mount Rainier with a lot of hard work and a culture that thrives on its diverse people and opinions. We also make sure we also have fun!

Learn more at or read our SIGMOD paper about our Elastic Data Warehouse.

What We Offer:

  • Well paid, full-time internships in the heart of the software industry
  • Post-internship career opportunities (full-time and/or additional internships)
  • Exposure to a fast-paced, yet fun, startup culture
  • A chance to work with world-class experts on challenging projects
  • Opportunity to provide meaningful contributions to a real system used by customers
  • High level of access to supervisors (manager and mentor), detailed direction without micromanagement, feedback throughout your internship, and a final evaluation
  • Stuff that matters: treated as a member of the Snowflake team, included in company meetings/activities, flexible hours, casual dress code, catered lunches, happy hours, company outings, swag, and much more

What We Expect:

  • Desired class level: 3rd/4th year Undergraduates, Masters, or PhD
  • Desired majors: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Physics, Math, or related field
  • When: Summer (May-Aug)
  • Duration: We recommend 12-16 weeks, but no less than 10 weeks
  • Excellent programming skills (C++/Java/Python)
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Strong problem solving and ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Experience with working as a part of a team
  • Dedication and passion for technology

What You Will Learn/Gain:

  • How to build enterprise grade, reliable, and trustworthy software/services
  • Exposure to SQL and/or other database technologies (e.g., Spark, Hadoop)
  • Understanding of database internals, large-scale data processing, and data warehouse design
  • Implementation, testing of features in query compilation, compiler design, query execution
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure, AWS and/or Azure in particular

Possible Work Focus Areas:

  • Large-scale distributed systems
  • Query compilation and optimization
  • Software-as-a-Service platform
  • Stream processing, cloud storage, and security/identity

Application Deadline for Summer 2018 is January 12th, 2018

Applications received that do not include an attached resume and unofficial transcripts will not be considered. Thanks.

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