Senior Software Engineer - Database team


Posted Under: San Diego, California jobs in IT / Software / Systems; IT / Software / Systems jobs in zipcode 92101
Posted On: 2020-07-01 00:00:00

Sr. Software Engineer SQL Database Engine Team

Our Company

Teradata empowers companies to achieve high-impact business outcomes through analytics. With a powerful combination of Industry expertise and leading hybrid cloud technologies for data warehousing and big data analytics, Teradata unleashes the potential of great companies. Partnering with top companies around the world, Teradata helps improve customer experience, mitigate risk, drive product innovation, achieve operational excellence, transform finance, and optimize assets. Teradata is recognized by media and industry analysts as a future-focused company for its technological excellence, sustainability, ethics, and business value.

The Teradata culture isnt just about one kind of person. So many individuals make up who we are, making us that much more unique. Its what sets apart the dynamic, diverse and collaborative environment that is Teradata. But even as individuals, theres one thing that we all share our united goal of making Teradata and our people, the best we can be.

Our Team

We are the database kernel team. What does that mean? We are responsible for the core part of the Teradata database and more. In the past, we designed and implemented such key database features such as Large Objects, Triggers, Stored Procedures, the NUMBER data type. We have done and are doing features that make expansions easier and allow users to reach into other platforms for their data. We are also doing innovative work with different kinds of storage such as S3, Azure, and GCS. We will continue to do traditional database features as well as features that stretch the bounds of a traditional database.

The Opportunity

You will be working with a team of the brightest analytical and engineering minds in the industry to understand and advance emerging technologies to invent the next wave of cutting-edge analytic data solutions.

You will be solving the worlds toughest business problems with data and analytics and leveraging the latest technologies with an emphasis on cloud.


Responsible for designing, implementing, and unit testing new features leveraging agile and continuous delivery methodologies.

Perform functional and performance analysis of code defects and correction of defects.

Contribute to all phases of the software development lifecycle by designing and implementing complex features for the product.

Perform competitive analysis of other database management systems, other data integration solutions, and recommend Teradata cloud database changes to close competitive gaps or to enhance competitive advantages.

Analyze requirements for complex feature development.


3 to 5+ years of experience overall

2+ years of experience programming with C / C++ programming language.

Experience with SQL and database technologies including a thorough understanding of database logical and physical design concepts

Experience with Big Data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark

Strong analytical abilities involving complex software in a parallel processing environment

Working knowledge of LINUX/UNIX operating systems

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Skill in at least one or more of the following areas:

Query Grid

DB Performance




Teradata File system



Cloud Eco-System / APIs

Preferred Experience and Education

MS in computer science/engineering with Database engine experience.

Teradata or other Enterprise Data Warehouse experience