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Software Engineer III

Multiple Locations: El Segundo, CA 90245, USA • San Diego, CA, USA


Requisition Number: 216534

External Description:

Our Team

Teradata Labs is where cutting-edge innovations in data management turn into business value. Our outstanding team of database architects and software engineers work together to understand and advance emerging technologies to produce the next wave of big data analytic solutions. Teradata 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 best-in-class query optimization engine. We work on query optimization techniques in database and analytics engines, machine learning algorithms, scalability and elasticity issues, 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 Sr Software Engineer. In this role, you are expected to contribute to the design, development, and testing of new enhancements and advanced features for the Teradata Vantage Cloud Lake (VCL) Platform.

Responsibilities / Interesting Work You’ll Do

  • Responsible for all phases of agile software development life cycle from software design through customer support
  • Perform competitive analysis of other database systems and data integration solutions, and provide recommendations on Teradata offering changes to close competitive gaps and enhance competitive advantages
  • Design, implement, validate, and test new database and novel query optimization features in an Agile form, and perform functional and performance analysis of code defects and correction of the defects
  • Contribute to the delivery and continuous support of robust, resilient, and quality database products
  • Design, implementation, and maintenance of the LLVM-based query Parsing Engine

Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline, with at least five years of related research or industry, or
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline, with at least three years of related research or industry experience, or
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline

Ideally, you will also have the following

  • Prior experience of working with LLVM open source project is a plus
  • Familiarity with various database technologies
  • Top-notch programming skills in C/C++, Java, Python, R, SQL
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, design patterns, and test driver development
  • System development experience
  • Debugging with complex software in a parallel processing environment
  • Passionate, self-motivated, risk taker, pro-active, initiative taker, good communicator (written & verbal), creative, and team-oriented
  • Experience using Agile software development methods and tools
  • Excellent programming/debugging skills at the Assembly level is a plus

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline, with 5+ years of related research or industry, or 10 years of related experience


The work location for the open positions is El Segundo, California (primarily) or Rancho Bernardo in San Diego, California or Remote location within US. Travel requirements : 5%.

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City: El Segundo

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Software Engineer III

Job Category: Engineering

Company Profile:

Our Company

Teradata is the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics company. Our enterprise analytics solve business challenges from start to scale. Only Teradata gives you the flexibility to handle the massive and mixed data workloads of the future, today.

The Teradata Vantage architecture is cloud native, delivered as-a-service, and built on an open ecosystem. These design features make Vantage the ideal platform to optimize price performance in a multi-cloud environment.

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