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Head of Snowflake


Big Data & Analytics


Ciklum is looking for a Head of Snowflake to join our team full-time in Poland.

We are a leading global product engineering and digital services company that unites 4000+ seasoned professionals globally on various projects in healthcare, fintech, travel, sportswear, entertainment, and security. Ciklum delivers high-impact technology solutions to Fortune 500 and fast-growing organizations worldwide.

About the role:

As a Head of Snowflake, become a part of a cross-functional development team working for the Ciklum Client.

This is a unique opportunity for a candidate looking to be a part of a growing business in the Product engineering industry.

The Head of Snowflake is a key leadership role who works with key internal and external stakeholders to drive how Ciklum can exploit Snowflake offerings to drive better business outcomes for our clients. As part of the Ciklum team, this role is responsible for growing and maintaining our Snowflake expertise within our Data Engineering Centre of Excellence.

This role will lead our Snowflake capability as part of the Data Engineering Centre of Excellence and will work on innovative solutions for Ciklum and its clients. Your primary focus will be Snowflake solutions and development to solve business problems in different domains.

The Head of Snowflake candidate will need to be proficient with data platform architecture, design, data curation, multi-dimensional models, objects, star and snowflake schemas as well as structures for data lakes, data science and data warehouses using Snowflake. Responsibilities will also include technical delivery review, resolution of architecture issues and for the migration of the existing on-premises application to AWS Snowflake platform.


  • Provide expert technical advice and guidance on Snowflake Services related matters to internal and external clients, bearing on the successful use of complex technologies, frameworks, products, and services
  • Create, scale and maintain a team of Snowflake experts that deliver exceptional client outcomes
  • Demonstrate expertise in Snowflake’s cloud native architecture
  • Experience in building the Snowflake SQL Data warehouse using the Virtual warehouses based on best practices
  • Solution the data loading and unloading activities to/from Snowflake
  • Implement and leverage Materialized views, Data Sharing, Clone Feature and Performed Dynamic data Masking
  • Have a solid understanding of delivery methodology(SDLC) and lead teams in the implementation of the solution according to the design/architecture
  • Hands on experience with Snow SQL, Stored Procedures, UDF’s using JavaScript, SnowPipe and other snowflake utilities
  • Experience in Data migration to snowflake cloud Data warehouse
  • Experience in data security and data access controls and design
  • Experience working with Data Lakes loading disparate data sources- Structured, semi- structured data (Flat files, XML, JSON, Parquet) and unstructured data
  • Integration of data pipelines with source control repository and build CI/CD pipeline and DevOps
  • Experience in delivering technical solutions in an iterative, agile environment (Scrum/Kanban)
  • Ability to work on innovative and new projects with a “fail-fast” approach to provide optimal solutions that bring the most value to the business
  • Passion for learning new skills and the ability to adjust priorities on multiple projects based on changing demands/needs
  • Contribute and maintain to Snowflake partnerships and alliances
  • Align internal data capabilities to the unified sales strategy within the business, identifying areas of focus and ensuring we have the necessary delivery capability
  • Support Sales and Go-To-Market teams and help customers clarify their requirements, contribute to preparing and supporting bids and sales proposals


  • 7+ years in Engineering or Technology roles
  • Minimum 3 years in a Snowflake technical role
  • 3+ years of hands-on technical management experience;
  • Experience working with offsite and offshore technical resources
  • Experience in product ownership-like model working with multiple teams and projects
  • Solid experience designing, implementing global, multi-tenant cloud-based Snowflake Data Warehouse
  • Experience with agile project delivery
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication including superior presentation skills and proven ability to work effectively at all organizational levels
  • Experience in the delivery of large scale projects with multiple dependencies across teams
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions

Business competencies:

  • Resourcing – develop plans to ensure that the organisation has appropriately skilled talent to meet organisational objectives and commitments.
  • Performance management – manage individuals and groups, set performance targets, monitor progress against agreed quality and performance criteria.
  • Knowledge management – provide advice, guidance and support to adopt and embed best-practice approaches to information and knowledge management into all areas of their work.
  • Learning delivery – plan, schedule and deliver learning activities, based on learning objectives.
  • Innovation – execute innovation processes via developing, evolving and adopting new market trends, tools, processes.
  • Strategic planning – drive and contribute to the development of policies, standards and guidelines for strategy development and planning.

What's in it for you

  • Care: your mental and physical health is our priority. We ensure comprehensive company-paid medical insurance, life insurance and Multisport card
  • Tailored education path: boost your skills and knowledge with our regular internal events (meetups, conferences, workshops), Udemy license, language courses and company-paid certifications
  • Growth environment: share your experience and level up your expertise with a community of skilled professionals, locally and globally
  • Flexibility: choose how you want to work – a 100% remote or on-sight in our office in Gdansk or Wroclaw.  Own your schedule – you are the one to decide when to start your working day. Just don’t miss your regular team stand-up
  • Opportunities: we value our specialists and always find the best options for them. Our Internal Mobility Program helps change a project if needed to help you grow, excel professionally and fulfill your potential
  • Global impact: work on large-scale projects that redefine industries with international and fast-growing clients
  • Welcoming environment: feel empowered with a friendly team, open-door policy, informal atmosphere within the company and regular team-building events

About us:

Join a well-established company and a strong team of professionals. Seize the perks of global opportunities, local approach and start-up spirit.

Boost your skills with modern stacks and industry-leading clients!

Enjoy what you do, do what you enjoy!

Be bold, not bored! 

Are you already interested? We would love to get to know you! Submit your application. We can’t wait to see you at Ciklum.

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