Principal Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

Build the future of data. Join the Snowflake team.

We’re looking for a talented Principal Data Scientist to come aboard and be part of Data Applications built on Snowflake. In this role, you will work closely with our Product and Engineering teams to uncover insights about how providers built data apps and customers use Snowflake and applications, helping to inform Product’s decision making and focus Engineering efforts. You will also work on long-running analytical initiatives marked by greater complexity and less structure that will yield substantial product enhancements. This is a strategic, high-impact role that will help shape the future of Snowflake products and services.

As a principal data scientist at snowflake you will:

  • Drive high impactful initiatives for the global data application architecture and provide foundation for all critical telemetry and events to track data apps , its usage & consumption patterns
  • Innovate and build data platforms to store, analyze sleuth through large amounts of data to uncover feature-usage patterns, subtle issues with the system, potential performance enhancements, and areas to improve user experience.
  • Influence and collaborate closely with Engineers and Product Managers and executives to inform product decision making with data and to identify opportunities to create more value for our customers.
  • Build framework and foundational high quality data pipelines , inform engineering for relevant instrumentation of telemetry events and architect the right data model for the product.
  • Build native apps , dashboards/apps & analytical framework to help Engineering and Product Managers monitor performance and availability of our system.
  • Answer questions from the executive team for board reporting, publications, and industry reports.
  • Think creatively to find optimal solutions to our complex, often unstructured problems.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • MS/Ph.D. in quantitative discipline (Math, Statistics, Operations Research, Economics, Engineering, or CS)
  • Expert-level experience working with SQL and relational data (10+ years on a regular basis).
  • 15+ years of experience with Python, including scikit-learn, numpy, and pandas.
  • Expert in working with large-scale machine generated data (e.g., log, application, or customer-usage data).
  • Heavy fluency with MPP databases, such as Snowflake, Redshift, BigQuery, Vertica, etc.
  • Data storytelling , analysis & learnings to business leaders and technical stakeholders.
  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic environment. That means being flexible and willing to jump in and do whatever it takes to be successful.
  • Must have prior experience in data application , apps , app store & marketplace.

The following represents the expected range of compensation for this role:

  • The estimated base salary range for this role is $163,000 - $241,500.
  • Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Snowflake’s bonus and equity plan.

The successful candidate’s starting salary 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; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending & health savings account; at least 12 paid holidays; paid time off; parental leave; 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.

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