Platform Software Engineer

Location: San Diego, California US


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 206179

Position Title: Software Engineer (V)

External Description:

Summary Description:

Teradata is looking for Hardware Engineers with strong educational background in Electrical Engineering with solid Computer Engineering fundamentals.  As a member in a tight knit engineering group, you will be working with the latest server and software technologies to enable the development and support of optimized platforms for Teradata platform products.


Development will involve many areas of the system such as:


  • Server design, validation, and certification
  • CPU, memory, and disk subsystem evaluation
  • RAS feature evaluation/verification
  • Release to manufacturing and level 4 engineering support


Key Areas of Responsibility:


The work is challenging with a very broad scope.  Good communication skills are required to interact with other engineering groups, field support, manufacturing, and external vendors.


In general, the position involves the following tasks:

  • Integrate and evaluate new and sometimes pre-released hardware and software components.
  • Develop process improvements and automation to improve efficiency in verification of changes and problem reproduction.
  • Support/investigate system issues reported by test teams and customers.
  • Provide server support for internal product development teams.
  • Provide level 4 engineering support to Customer Services teams to resolve customer issues in a timely manner.
  • Participate in an after-hours support rotation to be on call for infrequent, high-priority customer issues.


Work Environment:


This position is in San Diego, CA.  This high-tech environment is perfect for individuals seeking to work with the latest server, CPU, memory, storage, networking technology, and world-class Big Data products.


Only minimal travel expected. 


Skills & Attributes:


The ideal candidate will possess good written and oral communication skills, cross-group collaboration skills, and will have the ability to:

  • Integrate new hardware and software products into an enterprise class Linux-based platform.
  • Work well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Think broadly while solving complex problems.
  • Understand trends in computer architecture and contribute to product roadmap discussions.


Basic Qualifications:


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science and 7+ years of work experience in server development or related field.
  • Knowledge of server hardware including CPUs, memory, storage, networking, and BIOS/firmware.
  • Familiarity with Linux operating system fundamentals.
  • Knowledge in problem solving techniques and customer technical support.
  • Familiarity with server design issues including power distribution, temperature, and environmental compliance requirements.
  • Experience in script programming to automate verification and test environments (Perl, Python, Shell, Ansible, Jenkins)


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge in electrical design, i.e. schematics, layout, electrical analysis, signal integrity, EMI/EMC compliance preferred.
  • Knowledge of MPP computing.
  • Knowledge of high-speed networking and fabric-attached storage is preferred.
  • Existing knowledge of GPUs, machine learning, and Big Data Analytics technologies.


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City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Platform Software Engineer

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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