Staff Software Engineer - Parallel Database Extensions (PDE)

Location: San Diego, California US


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 207684

Position Title: Software Engineer (IV)

External Description:

This position is for a Software Engineer in the Parallel Database Extensions (PDE) team within the Vantage Core Platform Software Organization.  The PDE team’s focus is on providing a flexible and massively parallelized abstraction layer between the operating system and the Teradata SQL Engine (Relational Database Management System) that provides outstanding performance while running on highly available systems with potentially hundreds of nodes.  The PDE team designs and implements features and services for new releases of the SQL Engine, with a particular focus on process scheduling.  The team also provides maintenance fixes for supported releases and assists in handling customer escalations as needed. 

We are looking for a candidate to join our fast paced and cutting-edge development organization that is on the forefront of our “Teradata Everywhere” strategy.

Teradata Labs, the Product & Technology Organization (R&D) within Teradata Corporation, has been turning innovative decision support technology into business results for over 30 years. Our P&T team of analytic architects, database developers and engineers work to understand and advance emerging technologies to invent the next wave of cutting-edge analytic data solutions. 


This position is for a Staff Software Engineer in the PDE team within the Vantage Core – Platform Software organization. PDE provides a consistent interface to operating system services for Teradata on multiple hardware and operating system platforms, including public and private cloud environments. The position involves development, integration, functional and performance testing, and fault analysis of our on-premises and cloud solutions. The engineer will be engaged in concept definition, implementation, support for early engagements, and typical life cycle management activities.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and creative software engineer who is ready to participate in an agile team environment and contribute to the success of Teradata. The successful candidate will possess excellent programming skills in C/C++ for our kernel level development work, as well as Python for our higher-level administration tools and services. A strong working knowledge of Linux kernel internals is required.  They must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-driven, and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment. They need to enjoy working closely with their peers in a group of very talented engineers.

Job Functions: 

  • Member of an agile development team responsible for the Teradata Parallel Database Environment (PDE).
  • Develop and support PDE functionality and features related to strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and enhance functionality and features to provide greater operating system and platform independence.
  • Develop and support functionality and features required to support new operating system versions and features.
  • Develop and support PDE functionality and features required to support new database features, particularly those related to scalability, reliability, and performance.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance for junior engineers on the team.


  • Excellent troubleshooting, listening, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working in fast paced agile scrum development environment. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in C/C++ development.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Linux OS internals.
  • Familiarity with multiple Linux distributions.
  • Experience with one or more higher level/scripting languages including Python, Power CLI, Bash, Perl, etc.
  • Familiarity with public and/or private cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), VMWare ESXi, etc.
  • Familiarity with Git
  • Familiarity with Jenkins
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Minimum Education and Residency Requirements: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline with 8+ years of work experience.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with 6+ years of work experience.
  • PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with 3+ years of work experience.
  • US Citizen or Permanent United States Resident required; we are not sponsoring at this time for this position.

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City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Staff Software Engineer - Parallel Database Extensions (PDE)

Job Category: Engineering

Company Profile:

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