Teradata Distinguished Cloud Architect in San Diego, California

Distinguished Cloud Architect

Technology & Innovation Office

Teradata, a global data and analytics leader, is looking for an obsessive technologist that is passionate about distributed systems, cloud-native software, automation, and operations experience to join our Technology & Innovation Office. Teradata provides analytics and data platform solutions for the most prolific and interesting enterprises in every industry. Come join us in helping the world’s largest organizations get the most out of their data and analytics at scale!


Lead the architecture, design, and implementation of Teradata's platform and product drive towards being cloud native. Work with different stakeholders in defining a holistic strategy for operations experience inclusive of packaging, deployment, elasticity, automation, availability, etc. Review and evangelize cloud related technologies, platforms, libraries, and tooling. Partner with engineering teams to guide implementation of services and capabilities that are highly scalable and provide an experiencethat operators and developers love, enabling them to be highly efficient and effective.

Attributes of Successful Candidates

  • Well versed in software methodologies and patterns, as well as the complete software development life cycle;

  • Strong knowledge of internet protocols, web services, API development and high-availability mechanisms;

  • Understands the CAP theorem, different consistency models, and their relative strengths and weaknesses;

  • Proficient writing software for and leveraging the tools in a UNIX/Linux environment;

  • Polyglot programmer comfortable in Go, Node.js, Python, Java and/or C/C++;

  • Deep experience with public cloud platforms and automation tools;

  • Strong understanding of Linux containers and orchestration systems such as Kubernetes, Mesos, Nomad, etc;

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate at all levels from engineering to executive;

  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders and drive alignment, build trust, and foster engagement;

  • Significant experience in working on large scale software systems and platforms;

  • Passion for sharing knowledge and coaching others on how to best leverage technology;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Presents ideas and projects to industry audiences from meet-ups to conferences;

  • Experience with Agile and Test-Driven development methodologies;

  • Master's degree in computer science or relevant experience;

  • 15+ years of hands-on technical architecture and software development experience;

  • 10+ years of software platform and/or framework development experience.

Work Environment

This position is based in Teradata's research and development main campus in San Diego, CA. Teradata's employees enjoy beautiful facilities including a cafeteria, cafe, and gym on site. If you are interested in working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where you can directly influence the future of cloud based analytics solutions and services, then Teradata is the place for you.

Teradata is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and commits to hiring returning veterans.

Teradata is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and commits to hiring returning veterans.