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Optimizer Development Engineering Intern

Location: California, USA


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Requisition Number: 215590

External Description:

Optimizer Development Engineer- Intern

Location: United States, Remote

About Teradata:

With 7,000 employees in 40+ countries, 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 companies. Partnering 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.

Our Internship Program

Our summer internship program lasts 10-12 weeks beginning in May/June and ending in August/September. We offer a fast-paced, flexible, fun environment where you will have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects and face new challenges every day. The Teradata culture isn’t just about one kind of person. So many individuals make up who we are, making us that much more unique. This is what sets apart the dynamic, diverse, and collaborative environment that is Teradata.

Our Team

The heart of Teradata is its best-in-class query optimization engine. We work on query optimization techniques, automation mechanisms, machine learning algorithms, scalability and elasticity issues, and many other exciting challenges. The query optimization group at Teradata has an opening for summer software engineering intern. During this internship, you are expected to contribute to the design, development, and testing of new enhancements and advanced features for Teradata. Our summer internship program lasts 10-12 weeks beginning in May/June and ending in August/September. Fast-paced, flexible, fun. The Teradata culture isn’t just about one kind of person. So many individuals make up who we are, making us that much more unique. It’s what sets apart the dynamic, diverse and collaborative environment that is Teradata.

Your Opportunity

  • Investigate and design advanced query optimization and optimized analytics techniques
  • Perform hands-on work on Teradata’s optimizer engine
  • Perform benchmarks in various systems
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.


  • Must be enrolled in a MS/PhD degree program in Computer Science, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • Top-notch programming skills, preferably in C++
  • Passionate, self-motivated, and team-oriented
  • Solid fundamentals in Software Engineering (Data Structures, Algorithms…)
  • Understanding of database fundamentals and SQL Programming
  • Familiarity with distributed processing of large data sets (e.g. MapReduce, Hadoop)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher

Basic Qualifications/Requirements

Must be enrolled in MS/PhD degree program. With graduation dates between December 2023-June 2025.

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.

City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Optimizer Development Engineering Intern

Job Category: College & Interns

Company Profile:

Our Company

At Teradata, we believe that people thrive when empowered with better information. That’s why we built the most complete cloud analytics and data platform for AI. By delivering harmonized data, trusted AI, and faster innovation, we uplift and empower our customers—and our customers’ customers—to make better, more confident decisions. The world’s top companies across every major industry trust Teradata to improve business performance, enrich customer experiences, and fully integrate data across the enterprise.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: San Diego, California US