Senior Staff Software Architect - SQL Engine at Teradata

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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.

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. But even as individuals, there's one thing that we all share -our united goal of making Teradata and our people, the best we can be.


This position is for a Software Engineer in the SQL-Engine Services team within the Vantage Core - Platform Software organization. The SQLES Team is comprised of multiple scrum level teams working towards the same goal: to provide comprehensive, reliable, and scalable solutions for the Teradata SQL Engine (i.e. Teradata Database) for our supported public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud). This includes:

  • SQLE image creation and validation for our supported public cloud platforms.
  • Common/public SQLE Microservice for provisioning and runtime operations related to SQLE.
  • In-site SQLE services for cloud runtime operations (e.g. scaling, node failure recovery, configuration).
  • On-node SQLE services and tools for cloud runtime operations.

We are looking for a candidate to join our fast paced and cutting-edge development organization that is on the forefront of our "Teradata Everywhere" strategy.

Teradata Labs, the technology research and development (R&D) organization within Teradata Corporation, has been turning innovative decision support technology into business results for over 30 years. Our R&D team of analytic architects, database developers and engineers work to understand and advance emerging technologies to invent the next wave of cutting-edge analytic data solutions.


This position is for a Sr. Staff Architect role in the SQL-Engine Services team within the Vantage Core - Platform Software organization. The position involves leading the design of the SQLE Services architecture, collaborating with other architects and engineers concerning integration and overall architectural strategy, helping to define best practices, and mentoring engineers on the team

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and creative software architect who is ready to participate in an agile team environment and contribute to the success of Teradata. The successful candidate will possess a solid understanding of architectural principles relevant to SQLE Services (e.g. Teradata Vantage, networking, RESTful services, security, distributed computing, etc.). The candidate must have proven experience designing solutions for instance-based services and administering deployments on one or more of the AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud platforms. Familiarity with Teradata Vantage is also desirable, but not required. They must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-driven, and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment. They need to enjoy working closely with their peers in a group of very talented engineers.

Job Functions:

  • Member of an agile development team responsible for Teradata SQL-Engine Services.
  • Design the services and libraries that enable provisioning and runtime operations of the Teradata SQL-Engine on our supported public cloud platforms.
  • Coordinate with other architects and engineers within Teradata to ensure integration requirements are met.
  • Ensure quality and efficiency within their team by helping to guide engineering best practices and mentoring engineers on the team.
  • Implement proof-of-concepts for new engineering efforts.
  • Assist with debugging challenging problems.


  • Excellent troubleshooting, listening, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working in fast paced agile scrum development environment.
  • Proven experience with designing services architectures on public and/or private cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, VMWare ESXi, etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Python.
  • Proven experience in RESTful services development and design.
  • Knowledge of security best practices for RESTful services.
  • Knowledge of Linux system administration.
  • Familiarity with C, bash, SQL.
  • Experience with DevOps automation tools and libraries.
  • Experience with Teradata Vantage a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum Education and Residency Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline with 12+ years of relevant experience.
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline with 5+ years of relevant experience

Our total compensation approach includes a competitive base salary, 401(k), strong work/family programs, and medical, dental and disability coverage.
Teradata is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and commits to hiring returning veterans.
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Teradata operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA. Teradata was founded in 1979. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 63 open jobs at Teradata, click here.
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