Staff Software Engineer - Database team

Location: El Segundo, California US


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 207490

Position Title: Software Engineer (IV)

External Description:

Staff 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 isn’t just about one kind of person. So many individuals make up who we are, making us that much more unique. It’s what sets apart the dynamic, diverse and collaborative environment that is Teradata. But even as individuals, there’s 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 world’s 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.


5 to 7+ years of experience overall

3+ 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

Preferred Experience and Education

MS in computer science/engineering with Database engine experience.

Query Grid, DB Performance, Unity, PDE, AMP, Teradata File system, NOS/FS or Cloud Eco-System / APIs

Teradata or other Enterprise Data Warehouse experience

CountryEEOText_Description: Teradata invites all identities and backgrounds in the workplace. We work with deliberation and intent to ensure we are cultivating collaboration and inclusivity across our global organization. ​ We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Staff Software Engineer - Database team

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 

With all the investments made in analytics, it’s time to stop buying into partial solutions that overpromise and underdeliver. It’s time to invest in answers. Only Teradata leverages all of the data, all of the time, so that customers can analyze anything, deploy anywhere, and deliver analytics that matter most to them. And we do it at scale, on-premises, in the Cloud, or anywhere in between.

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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