System Performance Analyst

Location: San Diego, California US


Requisition Number: 207682

Position Title: Performance Engineer (III)

External Description:

System Performance Analyst


Teradata is a community of people who believe in the power of data to change the world, and ready to challenge the complexity and inadequacy of conventional approaches in pursuit of better answers to the world's toughest challenges. We are a global data and analytics leader providing data platform solutions for the most prolific and interesting enterprises in every industry. This is your chance to be part of the Teradata Platform Performance and Characterization group where you will be primarily engaged in detailed analysis of Teradata system-level performance.

The ideal candidate will possess strong system-level analytical skills and an excellent understanding of methodologies and tools used to monitor and measure system performance. This role requires good resource management skills to balance progress on multiple projects.  You will have the opportunity to solve real world customer problems, learn a wide variety of new technologies, and to gain a detailed understanding of the internals of industrial strength data warehouse and analytics data solutions. To be successful, you should be a self-starter who can quickly learn new technologies and dig deep into technical issues.  If you have a desire to work on the cutting edge of technology, face challenging problems, and work with smart people then this is the position for you. 


What you get to do in this role:


Performance Analysis

Use your analytical skills to monitor and measure system performance across multiple subsystems (CPU, memory, storage, networks, etc.)

Demonstrate your excellent analytical trouble shooting skills to identify problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to identify the root cause of an issue and to suggest how to resolve it


Automation Development

Develop and maintain automation for analyzing and testing system behavior based upon changes in configuration and underlying technologies


Database Development, Administration, and DevOps

Expand your fluency in several cross-disciplinary technologies including databases, OS, networking, software, and test automation

Create SQL scripts and to perform database administration

Build your working knowledge of and/or direct programming experience in LAMP (Linux / Apache / Middleware / Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby) environments

Build and maintain automated test and analysis pipelines using Jenkins



Be a self-starter with a quick learning curve on different technologies and processes

Work with cross-functional teams, to build consensus on issues, and to drive projects to completion

Be a team player who can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all

Become an advocate for software quality who designs good tests, and makes recommendations to increase the quality and testability of the software


Basic Qualifications:

  • US Permanent Residence
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in LINUX/UNIX internals, systems development, or system-level analysis
  • Experience with client/server based application development
  • Software development experience in C/C++, Python, Perl, and/or other languages
  • Comfortable with working with and analyzing large amounts of data


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with LINUX internals
  • C language analyst and developer skills
  • Experience with the setup, configuration, and connectivity of network and storage systems and related software
  • Experience with benchmarking and related performance analysis
  • Experience with writing SQL based queries in support of creating and modifying test cases to create targeted workloads
  • Advanced level skills with Excel and PowerPoint


Work Environment:

This position is based in Teradata's research and development main campus in San Diego, CA. Teradata's employees enjoy beautiful facilities including a cafeteria, cafe, and gym on site. If you are interested in working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where you can directly influence the future of cloud-based analytics solutions and services, then Teradata is the place for you.

*Our total compensation approach includes a competitive base salary, 401(k), strong work/family programs, and medical, dental and disability coverage. Teradata is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and commits to hiring returning veterans


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City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: System Performance Analyst

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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