Lead Software Engineer, Python

Location: Tijuana, Mexico MX


Requisition Number: 210031

External Description:

Lead Software Engineer, Python
Location: Tijuana, BC, Mexico (Zona Rio)

Teradata Global Support Operations is expanding and building capabilities to further drive our company and function’s transformation. In the System Change Management team, our vision is to enable customers to achieve continuous delivery of Teradata software updates with minimal downtime, maximum reliability, and high predictability. Specifically, we develop change management automation to:

  • Automate the planning of complex multi-component upgrades
  • Reduce customer effort in preparing for a system change event
  • Automate the preparation, delivery, and validation of a system change event
  • Increase overall customer satisfaction and confidence in adopting new Teradata features and services. 

We are seeking a high-performing lead software engineer to accelerate and bolster our team’s capability. The primary responsibility of this candidate will be to contribute to the design and development of software that enhances the system change experience for customers. This candidate will participate in technical discussions, scrum team routines, and special projects. They will implement features and capabilities to expand our codebase to further automated our upgrade procedures. The candidate must thrive on automation, be a self-starter, and drive new ways of solving problems.

Key Responsibilities/Profile Summary

  • Interpret internal and/or external business issues and requirements and recommend the best design
  • Assist Product Owner to validate, analyze and prioritize complex features and use cases as needed
  • Solve complex problems; take a broad perspective to identify new and innovative solutions
  • Lead functional teams or projects to achieve key business objectives
  • Participate in scrum teams to achieve key business objectives
  • Follow TDD practices; write effective tests and associated code that meets or exceeds product requirements
  • Participate in code reviews; adapt Agile (scrum) and Lean-Agile practices
  • Collaborate with onshore and offshore teams to coordinate design, coding, and code review activities
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and lead resolution of software defects
  • Advise, coach, and mentor junior members of the team
  • Promote and rely on analysis of factual and qualitative information to influence technical decisions
  • Frequently communicate with internal/external customers and vendors, requiring discretion and sensitivity to different audience needs
  • Promote Agile (scrum) and Lean-Agile practices 

Critical Skills and Qualifications

  • US B1/B2 Visa Required (or ability to obtain as a condition of employment)
  • Strong proficiency in English (written & verbal)
  • BS degree in computer science or computer engineering
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in software development (ideally using Python and PyTest)
  • Experience in distributed system design, data structures, and object-oriented programming
  • Work independently, requiring guidance on only the most complex situations or User Experience issues
  • Collaborate with the team to promote and lead design reviews and code
  • Hands-on experience in working with Linux Operating System and using shell scripting
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile (Scrum) practices
  • Strong expertise in building/interacting with RESTful services, and working with RDBMS (PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc,), and SQL
  • Comfortable and flexible in working with globally distributed teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Hands-on experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) practices and modern software development best practices
  • Comfortable and flexible in working with globally distributed teams
  • Prior experience in
    • Agile (Scrum) methodology with a focus on incremental value delivery
    • Deployment: Ansible, Vagrant, Puppet, Chef
    • Source code control systems: Git
    • Build Agents: Jenkins (preferred), TeamCity

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in creating orchestrated workflows to automate system management and administration activities using ServiceNow IT Operations Management (ITOM)
  • Containerization using Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience in Scaled Agile frameworks (Bonus point – knowledge of SAFe®)
  • Previous experience in leading technical projects



City: Tijuana

State: Mexico

Community / Marketing Title: Lead Software Engineer, Python

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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