Sr. QA Engineer
Teradata - San Carlos, CA



Aster Data(a sub-division of Teradata Corporation) is a proven leader in big data management and big data analysis for data-driven applications. Aster Data’s


Cluster is the first MPP data warehouse architecture that allows applications to be fully embedded within the database engine to enable ultra-fast, deep analysis of massive data sets.

Aster Data's unique “applications-within™” approach allows application logic to exist and execute with the data itself. Termed a “Massively Parallel Data-Application Server,” Aster Data’s solution effectively uses Aster’s patent-pending SQL-MapReduce with parallelized data processing and applications to address the big data challenge.

The company was founded by three colleagues in the Ph.D. Computer Science program from Stanford University.

Mayank Bawa

, Co-President, focused on algorithm design for querying large distributed data systems.

Tasso Argyros

, Co-President, investigated network and software issues involved in the design and implementation of large-scale data clusters.

Job Responsibilities:
Lead testing effort for complex features which includes designing test scenarios, creating test plans, implementing, automating and executing test cases.

Develop automated tests for features which manage, distribute and monitor computation across large clusters.

Create and improve test frameworks to satisfy automation and reporting.

Interact with customers and Aster partners to simulate customer scenarios which help validate the product.

Identify and propose areas of improvement throughout the software development process

Work effectively in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment

Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.


Required skills:
Ability to lead a small team of QA engineers focused on testing related set of features.

Passion for QA and knack for identifying tests that break code.

Strong grasp of operating systems concepts including filesystems, networks, and memory management.

Good understanding of algorithms and advanced data structures.

Prior experience with using or testing databases. Must be able to demonstrate good understanding of database fundamentals and SQL Programming.

Any Object Oriented Language expertise (e.g. Java, Python…)

Understanding of object oriented development concepts. Any Object Oriented Language expertise (e.g. Java, Python…)

Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

Ability to collaborate effectively with inter-disciplinary teams and management

Motivated self-starter, with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to detail

with 5+ years experience in application development.

Preferred Education:
BS or MS degree in computer science or computer engineering

5+ years of relevant experience







Primary Location


Americas-United States-California-San Carlos



Aster Data Engineering

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