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Principal Security Architect, Field CTO

San Mateo, California Snowflake Computing

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. Our Sales Engineering organization is seeking a Principal Security Architect to join our Field CTO Office to act as a security evangelist, architect, and hands on subject matter expert practitioner, collaborating with both internal and external technical and business stakeholders. In this role, you will cultivate key customer and partnership relationships, demonstrate thought leadership, and act as a trusted security advisor to existing and potential customers and partners to promote Snowflake’s robust security posture and partner ecosystem. As a Principal Security Architect, you must share our passion and vision in helping our customers and partners drive faster time to insight through Snowflake’s Cloud Data Platform, thrive in a dynamic environment, and have the flexibility and willingness to jump in and get things done. You are equally comfortable in both a business and technical context, interacting with executives and talking shop and deep diving with technical audiences. IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL GET TO: – Partner with the sales team and channel partners to understand our customer’s security needs, strategize on how to resolve problems, and support the sales and consumption lifecycles. – Apply your deep Security, Networking, Cloud and Data Warehousing expertise while presenting Snowflake’s security posture and ecosystem to executives and technical stakeholders at prospects, customers, and partners – Assist in clarifying security and networking concepts and industry best practices, security features in the Snowflake platform, building demos and prototypes using Snowflake’s features in conjunction with other integrated solutions, and engaging with other relevant Snowflake stakeholders internally – Collaborate with cross functional teams including Sales, Product, Engineering, Marketing and Support in order to drive customer acquisition and Snowflake usage – Partner with our Product Marketing team to define and support Snowflake security posture and security analytics workload awareness and pipeline building via marketing initiatives including conferences, trade shows, and events – Act as one of our company’s Security spokesperson & Cloud Data Platform domain experts with consulting organizations, industry trade press, trade organizations, industry influencers and deliver high profile presentations at various industry and company events.ON DAY ONE, WE WILL EXPECT YOU TO HAVE: – 15+ years of industry, customer-facing, and hands on implementation experience with a core focus on security, encryption, and identity and access management concepts and technologies – Expertise and in depth working knowledge of cloud platforms (at least one of the following: AWS, Azure, GCP), and its corresponding security, data encryption, and networking architecture and technologies – Ability to build out demos, prototypes, and test use cases on the Snowflake platform – Ability to create security and networking related reference architectures, best practice and hardening guides, and articulate them to a customer audience – Knowledge of ANSI SQL compliant databases and / or data warehousing is preferred – AWS/Azure/GCP security and / or networking specialty related certification achievement is a plus – Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, presentation and whiteboarding skills to a large audience, and the ability to successfully communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences. – Bachelor degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Management Systems, or related field required. Masters preferred. 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?

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