Software Quality Engineer

Location: El Segundo, California US

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Requisition Number: 207668

Position Title: Quality Engineer (II)

External Description:

Software Quality Engineer

Primary Location: El Segundo, CA 

Our Company

Teradata transforms how businesses work and people live through the power of data. Teradata leverages all of the data, all of the time, so customers can analyze anything, deploy anywhere, and deliver analytics that matter most to them. And we do it on-premise, 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 approach to analytics.  

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

The main building block of Teradata is its SQL Engine. And the heart of Teradata SQL Engine is its best-in-class query optimization engine.  We work on query optimization techniques, machine learning algorithms, scalability and elasticity issues, and many other exciting challenges.  The query optimization group at Teradata has an opening for a software quality engineer to help in testing of new enhancements and advanced features for the Teradata SQL Engine.

Your Opportunity

As the Software Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for working with the Teradata Query Optimization Team, leading in defining and maintaining the procedures and technologies for the testing functions of the project.  Successful candidates would participate in our testing process and all the related technologies, environment and scenarios (including functional, performance, feature interaction, and regression testing) required to ensure a successful product development life-cycle and delivery.  They will be well versed in working in and contributing to a fully agile and automated deployment and testing process.

Your Business Objectives would include

  • Contribute to the testing effort for complex features which includes designing test scenarios, creating test plans, implementing, automating, executing test cases, and reporting software defects. 
  • Conduct performance testing and competitive benchmarking by doing performance analysis and Optimizer join plan analysis to determine usage of the features.
  • Isolate problems and aid in debugging
  • Review design specs
  • Write test specifications mapping tests to technical requirements
  • Develop automated tests for features which manage, distribute and monitor computation across distributed systems in virtual, bare metal on-premise or in the Cloud environments.  
  • Create and improve test frameworks to satisfy automation and reporting.
  • Create and improve database schemas and functional test modules for re-use and testing of future features.   
  • Interact with engineers from other organizations to simulate internal and customer-like test scenarios which help validate the product.
  • Identify and propose areas of improvement throughout the software development process.
  • Work on test enhancements and quality initiatives to improve the quality of the features and product.
  • Identify feature interactions and develop feature interaction tests considering various dimensions such as query, feature, supportability, software module, configuration, physical database design, and data.     

Required Skills

  • 2+ years of experience testing enterprise software.
  • A passion for software quality and knack for identifying tests that break code. 
  • Experience with Test Automation is required.   
  • Experience with Jenkins to build, test, and deploy software is highly preferred.
  • Experience with Python and/or shell scripting is highly preferred. 
  • Experience using Github for source control management.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good understanding of database internals and SQL Programming in order to understand and develop complex SQL queries. Prior experience in database applications or testing databases.
  • Good understanding and experience testing restful APIs and DevOps.
  • Exposure to testing software in cloud environments.
  • Experience developing user interfaces and dashboards.  
  • Working knowledge of Linux/UNIX operating systems. 
  • Strong grasp of operating systems concepts including filesystems, networks, and memory management.
  • Ability to work in a small team of development and quality engineers focused on testing a related set of features.
  • Motivated self-starter, with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to detail.  
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • BS or MS degree in computer science or computer engineering.

Preferences

  • Experience in an Agile development process such as Scrum.
  • Teradata Database administration experience.
  • Knowledge or experience using Docker containers. 
  • Knowledge of network protocols and operation.
  • System integration and testing knowledge.
  • Knowledge of Hadoop or Spark.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby, or GO programming languages.
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance methodology.

Location

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

The work location for the open position is El Segundo, California (primarily) or Rancho Bernardo in San Diego, California. Travel requirements : 5%.

Benefits You’ll Enjoy

*Our total compensation approach includes a competitive base salary, 401(k), strong work/family programs, and medical, dental and disability coverage.

*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.

 

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: El Segundo

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Software Quality 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 

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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