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Sr. Cloud Performance Architect

Location: California, USA


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 216477

External Description:

Our Team

The Cloud Architecture Performance Solutions (CAPS) team is a unique and important group of people whose primary focus is to analyze engineering deliverables, whether inhouse or at a customer, evaluate their performance and functionality, and work closely with engineering and testing to identify problems and opportunities. In addition, a performance architect might be asked to assess Next Gen Cloud Architecture products & features for production performance readiness, or conduct/document large stress tests such as the “1012 node stress test" conducted in the AWS environment in Fall 2021. Benchmarks, customer workloads, and unique one-off testbeds are among the tools used in this team.  This is a new and extremely useful Engineering role and the dividends have already been demonstrated by the existing team.

Your Opportunity

  • As a Next Gen Cloud Architecture Performance Architect, you will be responsible for evaluating specific Next Gen Cloud Architecture features in a variety of environments using a variety of techniques. You might work closely with a customer to enable their workload, or you might work directly with engineering to evaluate Next Gen Cloud Architecture products/features, such as optimizer features, the cache, or the new object store file system.
  • Customer-facing work might involve: Work with early adopters. Load strategies, physical design, performance analysis and tuning. Analyze product/feature gaps based on early customer experience & provide feedback to engineering.
  • Internal work might involve: work with R&D to performance test the product/feature in different scenarios: industry benchmarks, specific operations (tactical, etc.)

Required Skills (some of the following):

  • 10+ years of Teradata field/engineering experience.
  • Performance Benchmarking experience
  • Fluency in SQL
  • Linux Operating System
  • Web architectures and services: HTTP, REST, sockets, JSON, etc.
  • Cloud Platform environments: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
  • A passion for software quality
  • Motivated self-starter, with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to detail.  
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.


  • Scripting languages such as Python or C# or Bash
  • Programming languages such as GoLang, C, C++, Java
  • Teradata Database administration experience.
  • Teradata Database tools for performance analysis (DBQL, ResUsage, etc.)
  • Knowledge of network protocols and operation.
  • System integration and testing knowledge.
  • Grasp of operating systems concepts including filesystems, networks, and memory management.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree plus 5+ years of relevant experience -or- 8+ years at least eight years of relevant architect experience.

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: Sr. Cloud Performance Architect

Job Category: Engineering

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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