Principal Software Engineer

Location: El Segundo, California US

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Requisition Number: 212388

External Description:

Principal Software Engineer

Our Company

Teradata empowers companies to achieve high-impact business outcomes through analytics. With a powerful combination of Industry expertise and leading hybrid cloud technologies for data warehousing and big data analytics, Teradata unleashes the potential of great companiesPartnering with top companies around the world, Teradata helps improve customer experience, mitigate risk, drive product innovation, achieve operational excellence, transform finance, and optimize assets. Teradata is recognized by media and industry analysts as a future-focused company for its technological excellence, sustainability, ethics, and business value

The Teradata culture isnt just about one kind of person. So many individuals make up who we are, making us that much more unique. Its what sets apart the dynamic, diverse and collaborative environment that is Teradata. But even as individuals, theres one thing that we all shareour united goal of making Teradata and our people, the best we can be.

Our Team

Teradata Labs is where cutting-edge innovations in data management and analytics turn into business value. Our outstanding team of database and analytic architects and software engineers work together to understand and advance emerging technologies to invent the next wave of big data analytic solutionsTeradata Database is the core of Teradata Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) systems that run on-premises and in hybrid clouds to manage and optimize sophisticated workloads.

The heart of Teradata Database is its cloud-based best-in-class query optimization engine. We work on query optimization techniques in database and analytics engines, machine learning algorithms, scalability and elasticity issues in the cloud, and many other exciting challenges related to performance, usability, accessibility and integration.

Your Opportunity

The Database Query Optimization group at Teradata Labs has an opening for Principal Software Engineer. In this role, you are expected to lead and establish technical direction for the team while delivering new enhancements and advanced features for the Teradata Vantage Core Platform.

Responsibilities / Interesting Work Youll Do

  • Work with the Product Management team and other stake holders, in understanding new requirements in the Query Processing area, breaking them down into Engineering Requirements and providing scoping and sizing guidelines, working alongside other functional teams
  • Drive and own roadmaps in the Optimizer area and contribute to overall product roadmap discussions
  • Handle the role of Product Owner and guide Agile scrum teams to a successful delivery of a complex feature
  • Have a strong understanding of the Agile software delivery life cycle from software design through customer support
  • Be a strong mentor to the Optimizer team members. Train and guide the Optimizer team on the current infrastructure and upcoming enhancements.
  • Architect, design and drive the implementation of query optimization features for Teradata database software
  • Bring out-of-the box ideas to improve query performance that fit into a massively parallel system architecture
  • Review the architecture and design of the optimizer features and other features that interact with query optimizer
  • Research on new emerging and advanced technologies, new Optimization techniques, machine learning and automation, newer platform capabilities like vector processing, GPU, new capabilities native to cloud environment etc, and inject them into Query processing and the Optimizer to further improve the system’s capability to handle complex query
  • Research and contribute on new use cases like Advanced Analytics, data lake query processing etc.
  • Provide consultation and technical guidance within and outside of the team
  • Provide support for critical customer issues and also provide consultation and review for sustaining DR fixes
  • Provide support and consultation for benchmark issues and questions
  • Contribute to Query Optimizer overall Quality improvement

 

Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline, with at least twelve years of related progressive research or industry experience, or
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline, with at least ten years of related progressive research or industry experience, or
  • D. in Computer Science or related discipline, with at least seven years of related progressive research or industry experience
  • Strong technical leadership in composing very complex and visionary idea in cloud-based data management specifically in the area of query processing & optimization & analytics

Ideally, you will also have the following

  • Strong knowledge of Query Optimization techniques and understanding of relational databases
  • Strong experience of working on database internals of complex, parallel, distributed and elastic database systems
  • Deep understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) / Public Cloud technologies and operations and its relationship to Query Processing
  • Demonstrated design skills for large scale, elastic and highly available cloud database services or distributed systems
  • Top-notch programming skills in C++, Java, Python, R, SQL (several years of experience or equivalent academic studies required)
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, design patterns, and test driver development
  • System development experience
  • Strong analytical and debugging abilities involving complex software in a parallel processing environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Passionate, self-motivated, risk taker, pro-active, initiative taker, excellent communicator (written & verbal), creative, and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Experience using Agile software development methods and tools

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 positions is El Segundo, California (primarily) or Rancho Bernardo in San Diego, California. Travel requirements : 5%

Benefits Youll 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. Consistent with Colorado law, Colorado applicants can email the Ask.HR@teradata.com inbox to receive the compensation range information for this role. Please provide proof of Colorado residency in your request.

City: El Segundo

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Principal Software Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Company Profile:

Our Company

Teradata (NYSE: TDC) is the leading multi-cloud data platform company for enterprise analytics, transforming how businesses work and people live through the power of data.

At Teradata, we are leading the data era. As enterprises address today’s digital economy, they are faced with new competition and consumer expectations and are turning to data to power their future. Teradata has worked with the largest companies in the world for 40+ years, bringing our experience and expertise to support global enterprises with their most demanding, mission-critical, complex, and large-scale data needs.  Teradata is recognized as a leader in the cloud, data, and analytics spaces by top analyst firms, Gartner and Forrester, and Fortune Magazine as well. 

Our connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, Teradata Vantage™, is an extremely scalable, secure, and resilient offering that simplifies ecosystems by connecting data and making it easier to uncover insights from across the organization…regardless of where that data resides. With Vantage, we enable companies to modernize their data management, from start to scale. Every day, millions of users benefit from our open data platform. Empowering customers and partners to develop and build how they like, we enable hundreds of business outcomes and solutions, including improving customer experience and profitability, driving operational efficiency, realizing financial transformation, or achieving operational efficiency.

 As the world of data grows, we are the leader in enabling the future of connected businesses, powered by data intelligence. We are committed to delivering on this vision by following sustainable business practices and with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that only by embracing diversity of identity, thought, background, expression, and perspective can we solve today’s challenges and reimagine tomorrow’s world.

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