Early last year, we opened an office in Warsaw, Poland, to tap into the incredible pool of engineering talent that has flourished in this city. I’m excited to share that we have expanded that office further by acquiring the engineering team at Pragmatists, one of the most highly regarded software houses in the region.
The acquisition adds about 30 skilled engineers to our team in Warsaw, bringing the total to almost 100. These engineers work on some of the most cutting-edge features in the Snowflake platform, and the acquisition further accelerates our pace of innovation.
We know the Pragmatists’ team well and their culture is highly aligned with our own. They worked on deep technology projects for dozens of large enterprises in Europe and North America, and I’m pleased they see our work at Snowflake as meaningful and interesting, and were excited to join our team.
At our Warsaw office, we work with many of the latest technologies in cloud, data engineering and distributed computing. It’s an exciting, dynamic environment where our engineers can acquire new skills quickly and build impactful products that are used by some of the world’s largest companies.
To give a taste of what we do here, the Warsaw team is a major contributor to Snowflake Data Marketplace, where customers can access hundreds of live, ready-to-query data sets and data services from hundreds of third-party providers. Powered by Secure Data Sharing, Snowflake Data Marketplace simplifies the process of discovering, evaluating and purchasing third-party data with a usage-based monetization model. It unleashes the network effect of the Data Cloud, which means the value to each customer grows as the number of participants in the Data Cloud grows.
Our Warsaw team also drives the development of Snowflake Connectors (currently in private preview), which enable Snowflake Data Cloud to natively integrate with key third-party applications, partner tools and frameworks. These native connectors radically simplify how our customers can consume data from applications and systems into Snowflake, at virtually any scale. These technologies can reduce customers’ data integration efforts from weeks to minutes. We recently announced our new Connector for ServiceNow, for example, which is in private beta and will be available to all customers soon.
In Warsaw, we also worked on a collection of tools that spans all areas of Snowflake including the billing and monetization platform, marketplace operations, support and sales. This team performs a critical role, creating the tooling that allows the company to keep pace with our rapid growth, while ensuring that security and compliance are maintained.
This is just a sample of the projects we do here, and the range and depth of engineering will only increase as we continually add new features and functionality to Snowflake Data Cloud. For a fuller picture of what’s on the horizon for our company, check out this keynote presentation from the Snowflake Summit, last fall.
Snowflake is committed to hiring the very best talent to develop our products, wherever in the world that may be. Besides Warsaw, we also have a growing engineering team in Berlin and are constantly hiring here and at other locations.
Our team in Poland is growing rapidly, and if you would like the opportunity to learn from the best and expand your skills in important areas like cloud, analytics and data science, I strongly encourage you to check out our openings in the region and get in touch.