Database Engineer at Vertica

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Micro Focus

Job Description:



The Vertica Database Engineer will work directly with the Vertica Customers to provide a high level of support for the Vertica product.   They will need to be a quick study, pay close attention to detail and passionate about helping others.


This person will interact directly with Customers as well as; Escalation Managers, Professional Services, Engineering, Sales Engineers, and other groups within the organization.


They will interface directly with customers in the field, on the phone, via e-mail and chat.


Required Skills:

BS in Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics or equivalent experience.
A good understanding of relational database systems including theory, design, and structure.
Extensive knowledge of SQL, Query tuning,
Database Performance troubleshooting, analysis.
Linux skills
Scripting experience in Python, Shell
The ability to resolve and communicate complex issues in a straightforward manner.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Skills (Nice to Have):

Virtualization, Cloud technology, AWS, Azure, Kafka, Storage and Network trouble-shooting a plus.
Windows skills, ODBC/JDBC client drivers, Java Client and Server applications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work directly with the customer to respond to all types of technical questions relating to the Vertica product and it’s environment.
Troubleshoot and analyze customer reported issues.
Tune SQL queries, database configuration for better performance.
Create reproducible test cases for Engineering by building test programs and scripts to assist in rapid resolution of issues.
Creatively research using a variety of resources, including documentation, knowledge base (solutions), bug database, email groups and the web.
Communicating product feature requests from customers to Product Management.
Contributing to product design reviews based on a customer perspective.
About our team

The best ideas often come from fresh perspectives. At Vertica, our open-minded, diverse and inclusive team is always learning from each other. We approach intellectually challenging work with a “get it done” attitude. Vertica Engineers are given significant latitude and support to pursue what they are passionate about to make Vertica an even better place.  If you are excited about building great technology with a proactive team, you will find yourself in good company at Vertica. Welcome to the family.


About our product

Vertica is a Unified Analytics Platform, based on a massively scalable architecture with the broadest set of analytical capabilities and end-to-end in-database machine learning. Vertica enables many customers – from Philips to The Trade Desk to MassMutual to many others – to easily apply these powerful functions to the largest and most demanding analytical workloads, arming businesses and its customers with predictive business insights faster than any data analytical platform in the market. Vertica provides its Unified Analytics Platform across all major public clouds and on-premises data centers and integrates data in cloud object storage.


We believe the future belongs to the fast. Join us for the ride!

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