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Senior Staff Software Engineer - Virtualization SME



Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023
Requisition Number:217660
Job Category:Engineering

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.

What You’ll Do:

In this role you will have the opportunity to work on the Infrastructure Engineering team to develop our world-class on-premises offering of Teradata Vantage Reference Architectures Powered by Dell Technologies. This is our high-performance, highly scalable, highly available architecture that leverages VantageCore VMware to support production analytics workloads. Our Infrastructure Team is focused on delivering the latest analytical solution technology to our customers at scale with a primary focus on virtualization.

In this role you will be:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for all virtualization environments
  • Provide input on product direction, design, and development
  • Evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the virtualized infrastructure
  • Take leading position in development of PoC, new feature implementation
  • Drive virtualization best practices across customer enterprise
  • Optimize network hardware and software to enable virtualization integration
  • Detect early signals of at-risk features and applications about our platform product
  • Work with our DevOps team to build and develop test tools and automation
  • Coordinate cross-functional processes to deliver customer needs
  • Collaborate closely with other organizations outside of Infrastructure Engineering to address new Teradata features and applications
  • Perform root cause analysis of customer reported issues
  • Contribute to product documentation and manuals

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of virtualization and will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our platform infrastructure on-prem solution. They will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that our platform infrastructure is efficient, reliable, and scalable.

Who You’ll Work With:

This position is for Sr Staff Virtualization SME for our Platform Infrastructure team. Our team is comprised of engineers working on developing the latest on-premises solution leveraging the most current virtualization technology (e.g., VMware), while driving to provide the highest performance on these newest offerings.

What Makes You a Qualified Candidate:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline with 8+ years of work experience
  • Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with 6+ years of work experience
  • PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with 3+ years of work experience requirement
  • Expert knowledge of virtualization technology including hypervisors and network virtualization
  • Expert knowledge of vSphere, vSan, vMotion, vCenter and/or vRa
  • Expert knowledge of best practice VMware deployment techniques
  • Solid knowledge in automating VMware environment using any of the following language PowerCLI, python, go
  • Has experience using Infrastructure as Code like Terraform to deploy VMware components
  • Has experience debugging issues within vSphere cluster including but not limited to pktcap-uw, esxtop and esxcli
  • Expert knowledge of Deploying Virtualization Solutions in an Enterprise environment
  • Expert knowledge of L2 and L3 network protocols
  • Strong understanding of cloud technologies, such as AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Knowledge of programming/scripting languages, such as Python, PowerShell, or JavaScript
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional

What You’ll Bring:

  • Broad understanding of technology and systems while investigating and solving complex problems
  • Consolidate or expand reports to communicate effectively to the appropriate audience (e.g., Executives, customers, team members)
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical and judgement skills using factual and qualitative information from multiple sources
  • Openness to learn new things and work in a collaborative team environment
  • Delivers commitments on time with highest quality. Demonstrates speed as a habit and has a bias for action
  • Finds ways to learn and evolve, is curious, dives deep and asks questions. Always knows the details

Why We Think You’ll Love Teradata

We prioritize a people-first culture because we know our people are at the very heart of our success. We embrace a flexible work model because we trust our people to make decisions about how, when, and where they work. We focus on well-being because we care about our people and their ability to thrive both personally and professionally. We are an anti-racist company because our dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is more than a statement. It is a deep commitment to doing the work to foster an equitable environment that celebrates people for all of who they are.

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.