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Snowflake Cloud Administrator (US Remote)

Atlanta, GA

Requisition #: 14292

Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.

Summary / Role Purpose:

As a Snowflake Cloud Administrator, you will be responsible for planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining a highly scalable, performant, and secure data architectures on and around the Snowflake cloud data platform. You will be working closely with enterprise architecture, data engineering and analytics teams to design, implement and monitor complex data architectures on the Snowflake platform and have a thorough understanding of Snowflake's performance optimization techniques. Your role will include ensuring the stability, security, and efficiency of Snowflake environments and that the data warehouse is properly integrated with other systems and applications within the organization's technology stack.

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This includes working with other architects, developers, and stakeholders to ensure that the data warehouse supports the organization's overall digital transformation goals and data mesh strategy. Experience with Data Vault 2.0 preferred as well as demonstrable success managing large scale transactional and operational Data Marts/ Lakes.

You will also be responsible for creating and maintaining the technical documentation, ensuring compliance with data governance and security policies, and providing technical guidance and configuration to the team. This role requires a deep understanding of Snowflake's capabilities, as well as expertise in data modeling, ETL, specifically Fivetran HVR (High-Volume Replicator) and SQL.

This position is remote, although it requires traveling to corporate HQ based on business needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Expertise in Snowflake platform: You should have a deep understanding of the Snowflake platform and its capabilities. You should be able to design and implement complex data architectures on Snowflake and have a thorough understanding of Snowflake's performance optimization techniques.
  • ETL/ELT and data integration: You should be familiar with ETL/ELT, specifically Fivetran HVR (High-Volume Replicator) and data integration tools and techniques. You should be able to design and implement data pipelines that extract data from various sources and load it into Snowflake with minimal storage hops.
  • Performance Optimization: You should be able to implement strategies to optimize the performance of Snowflake databases, including query tuning, indexing, and data partitioning.
  • Security Management: You should be able to implement and maintain security best practices within the Snowflake environment, including user access control, data encryption, masking, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Capacity Planning: You should be able to monitor resource utilization and plan for capacity expansion to accommodate future growth and workload demands.
  • Cost Management: You should be able to identify opportunities for cost optimization within the Snowflake environment, such as optimizing resource utilization, implementing auto-scaling policies, and leveraging cost-effective storage options.
  • Cloud expertise: You should have experience working with cloud-based data platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP. You should be familiar with cloud security best practices and have experience with cloud infrastructure automation tools.
  • Data governance and security: You should be familiar with data governance and security policies and be able to design solutions to ensure compliance using Snowflake capabilities.
  • Collaboration and communication: You should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with data engineering and analytics teams.
  • Strong advocacy of the Snowflake platform, its capabilities, and technical know-how.

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience Requirements - 7+ years' experience:
    • 5 years of experience in Snowflake database management and administration.
    • 2 years in a data architect role with Snowflake Architect Certification - or 3 years in a data architect role without architect certification
    • SnowPro certification required.
  • Experience with distributed systems and big data technologies.
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong understanding of data modeling, data warehousing, and data integration principles, with the ability to architect scalable and efficient data analytics solutions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in leveraging cloud technologies to enhance data analytics.
  • Data-build-tool (dbt) experience automating platform code in a versioned CI/CD process.
  • Possess a broad set of working skills and knowledge across hardware, software systems and solutions development across more than one technical domain.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, capable of articulating complex technical ideas and analytical findings in a concise and compelling manner.
  • Strong team player with excellent leadership qualities, capable of effectively mentoring and motivating team members to achieve exceptional results.

At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. Together as ONE Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.

Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what's next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger

Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results

We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high — met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.

At Ansys, it's about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It's about the "what's next" as much as the "mission accomplished." And it's about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: Newsweek's Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America's Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Client-provided location(s): Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston, MA, USA; Charlotte, NC, USA; Austin, TX, USA; Chicago, IL, USA; Canonsburg, PA, USA
Job ID: ansys-1158501100
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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