Senior Software Engineer-Query Optimizer

Location: San Diego, California US


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 204847

Position Title: Software Engineer (III)

External Description:

Our Team

Teradata Labs is where cutting-edge innovations in data management turn into business value. Our outstanding team of database architects and software engineers work together to understand and advance emerging technologies to produce the next wave of big data analytic solutions. Teradata Database is the core of Teradata Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) systems that run on-premises and in hybrid clouds to manage and optimize sophisticated workloads.


The heart of Teradata Database is its best-in-class query optimization engine. We work on query optimization techniques in database and analytics engines, machine learning algorithms, scalability and elasticity issues, and many other exciting challenges related to performance, usability, accessibility and integration.


Your Opportunity

The Database Query Optimization group at Teradata Labs has an opening for Software Engineer III – Grade 11. As a Software Engineer III in the Database Query Optimization group, you are expected to contribute to the design, development, and testing of new enhancements and advanced features for the the Teradata Analytical Platform.

Responsibilities / Interesting Work You’ll Do

Perform competitive analysis of other database systems

Implement, validate, and test new database and novel query optimization features in an Agile form

Contribute to the delivery and continuous support of robust, resilient, and quality database products

Qualifications / Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, with at least 5 years of related research or industry, or

Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline, with at least 3 years of related research or industry experience, or

Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline

Ideally, you will also have the following

Top-notch programming skills in C++, Python, R, SQL

System development experience

Passionate, self-motivated, risk taker, pro-active, initiative taker, good communicator (written & verbal), creative, and team-oriented

Familiarity with various database technologies

Experience using Agile software development methods and tools

Location:  San Diego, Ca. (Rancho Bernardo) or El Segundo


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City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Software Engineer-Query Optimizer

Job Category: Engineering

Company Profile:

Considering COVID-19, we are still hiring but conducting virtual interviews to keep our candidates and employees safe. Many roles will be temporarily remote or work from home to comply with current safety regulations. These roles will be required to be in the office once it is safe or restrictions are lifted. Read more on our response here: Teradata Response to COVID-19 

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We call this Pervasive Data Intelligence. It’s the answer to the complexity, cost, and inadequacy of today’s analytics. And it's the way Teradata transforms how businesses work and people live through the power of data throughout the world. Join us and help create the era of Pervasive Data Intelligence.

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