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Category  Engineering  REQ6778

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.
Snowflake started with a clear vision: develop a cloud data platform that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Snowflake developed an innovative new product with a built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. We are now a global, world-class organization with offices in more than a dozen countries and serving many more.
We’re looking for dedicated students who share our passion for ground-breaking technology and want to create a lasting future for you and Snowflake.


  • 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, fun and inclusive 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, accommodations to work from home, swag and much more
  • When return to office in effect, catered lunches, access to gaming consoles, recreational games, happy hours, company outings, and more


  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college/university program during the time of the internship
  • Desired class level: 3rd/4th year Undergraduates, Masters, or PhD
  • Desired majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math, or related field
  • Required coursework: algorithms, data structures, software engineering, and operating systems
  • Recommended coursework: cloud computing,compilers, database systems, distributed systems, functional PL, machine learning, networking
  • Bonus experience: research or publications in databases or distributed systems, and contributions to open source 
  • Experience working with big data (engineering / processing) and data migration
  • When: Summer (May - August)
  • Duration: 12-16 weeks recommended, more than 16 weeks also encouraged (12 month maximum)
  • Excellent programming skills in C++ or Java 
  • Preferred knowledge of C++17, C++14, Java 15
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Systems programming skills including multi-threading, concurrency, etc.
  • 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 


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


  • Database Query Engine, Data Infrastructure, Data Pipelines, Data Platform, Database Security, Data Governance, Data Sharing, FoundationDB, Manageability, Metadata, Service Runtime, Snowhouse Foundation, Storage
  • High performance large-scale data processing
  • Large-scale distributed systems
  • Software-as-a-Service platform
  • Software frameworks for stability and performance testing  
The following represents the expected range of compensation for this role:
  • The estimated pay range for this role is $45-$55 per hour.
The successful candidate's starting hourly rate will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location. This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; flexible spending & health savings account; employee assistance program; and other company benefits.
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.
How do you want to make your impact?