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Software Engineer Intern - OS Engineering

Snowflake started with a clear vision: to 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 to join our OS Engineering team in building core operating system and base containers used across all production environments, major cloud providers and services. 


  • How to build enterprise-grade, reliable, and trustworthy software/services
  • Contribute to the operating system and tooling used across all production machines at Snowflake, influencing its functionality, performance, test and iteration speed.
  • Collaborate with product management, and other software engineers to deliver new infrastructure platform capabilities.
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure, AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud in particular.

  • Paid, full-time internships
  • Post-internship career opportunities (full-time or part-time)
  • 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, swag, and much more
  • Catered lunches, access to 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 majors: Computer Science
  • Required coursework: operating systems, algorithms and data structures
  • Recommended coursework: cloud computing, database systems, or distributed systems
  • Duration: 10-12 weeks recommended
  • Passion for core software engineering fundamentals and willingness to learn from top engineers.
  • 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



Snowflake delivers the Data Cloud—a global network where thousands of organizations mobilize data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. Inside the Data Cloud, organizations unite their siloed data, easily discover and securely share governed data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single and seamless experience across multiple public clouds. Snowflake’s platform is the engine that powers and provides access to the Data Cloud, creating a solution for data warehousing, data lakes, data engineering, data science, data application development, and data sharing. Join Snowflake customers, partners, and data providers already taking their businesses to new frontiers in the Data Cloud.