Senior Database Optimizer Engineer

Location: San Diego, California US


Requisition Number: 208704

External Description:

Teradata is a market leading hybrid cloud analytics provider. Our Cloud Database team has a dedicated focus on extending core technology and interfaces to be fully cloud native to better enable ease of use, elasticity, and enhanced ecosystem integration. Engineers who join our team will work on fundamental re-design and innovation in core database technology to enable the strongest cloud capabilities.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Design, implement, and unit test query optimization features for Teradata database software leveraging agile and continuous delivery methodologies.
  • Bring out-of-the-box ideas to improve query performance that fits into the share-nothing architecture.
  • Review and the architecture and design of optimizer features and other features that interact with query optimizer and recommend enhancements.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with Database Front Line and Customer Support team to provide technical guidance to minimize customer turn around time


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Minimum 8+ years in software development engineering contributing towards all aspects of the software development lifecycle.
  • Ability to work in the US without sponsorship, as this role does not provide sponsorship for visas.
  • Minimum of 8+ years experience developing and working on Query Optimization.
  • Strong working knowledge of C++ and C programming language and LINUX/UNIX kernel interfaces
  • 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
  • Ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven track record of working in an SDLC /agile product development.
  • At this time we would prefer candidates who aren't in need of sponsorship.
  • Available work locations include offices in San Diego El Segundo, or Seattle!


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City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Database Optimizer Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Company Profile:

Teradata helps businesses unlock value by turning data into their greatest asset.  We’re the cloud data analytics platform company, built for a hybrid multi-cloud reality, solving the world's most complex data challenges at scale. Collectively, we endeavor to serve equal parts innovator and contributor. Because our mission isn’t just about the collection of data – it’s about revolutionizing the future of transportation to save lives, optimizing energy costs to make the planet a cleaner place, and using data to predict and identify cancer risks.

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