Principal Software Engineer

We’re on a mission to democratize AI by building the definitive AI data development platform. The AI landscape has gone through incredible change between 2016, when Snorkel started as a research project in the Stanford AI Lab, to the generative AI breakthroughs of today. But one thing has remained constant: the data you use to build AI is the key to achieving differentiation, high performance, and production-ready systems. We work with some of the world’s largest organizations to empower scientists, engineers, financial experts, product creators, journalists, and more to build custom AI with their data faster than ever before. Excited to help us redefine how AI is built? Apply to be the newest Snorkeler!

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to shape our product and technical systems to meet the AI challenges of today and tomorrow. As a Principal Software Engineer, you’ll work across teams and across the stack to deliver major new features and infrastructure, to improve our practices and culture, and to align Engineering on a shared technical vision. You will be a key technical advisor to company leadership, act as a mentor and role model for every engineer, and think years ahead about how Snorkel AI can deliver on its technical mission to democratize AI through data. There is no concise focus for your role—you must be excited to take on the biggest, most ambiguous, and most rewarding challenges that arise.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 12+ years experience in designing and building customer-facing software systems for cloud-native applications
  • Experience at high-growth technology startups
  • Experience building software products for large enterprise customers
  • Experience with architecting and developing production web-scale systems (including monitoring, telemetry, performance, reliability, triage, and debuggability)
  • Deep experience with Python, distributed computing, and cloud platforms
  • Passion for promoting technical communication, mentorship, and improving engineering culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • 16+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Experience designing software development platforms for machine learning or data-focused practitioners
  • Deep experience with AI/ML frameworks
  • Experience with Typescript and React
  • Experience with engineering management and/or developing growth programs for engineering organizations (e.g. career ladders, mentorship, upskilling)

The salary range for our Tier 1 locations of San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles & New York is $220,000.00 - $280,000.00.

Be Your Best At Snorkel
Snorkel AI is on a mission to make machine learning practical for everyone, and it starts with building a team that welcomes, represents and gives opportunity to all. We work at the frontier of AI and software engineering, and believe that underrepresented communities need to play a part in shaping the future of these fields. At Snorkel AI, we actively work to create an environment that values end-to-end ownership, diverse forms of impact, and opportunities for personal growth.
Snorkelers are supported by an amazing team and an amazing set of benefits. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for Snorkelers and their families, plus a yearly wellness stipend. Our 401k program lets Snorkelers plan for their future and our parental leave program lets new parents take up to 20 weeks of paid time off. Learn more about these benefits and more — like our workstation setup allowance — on our Careers page.
Snorkel AI is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Snorkel AI embraces diversity and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Snorkel AI prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, performance, merit, and business need.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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