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Solutions Engineer

Sales - Engineering | London, UK

Hortonworks is a leading innovator in the industry, creating, distributing and supporting enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications. Our mission is to manage the world’s data.  Our connected data platforms powers modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. We are Powering the Future of Data.

As a Hortonworks Solutions Engineer you will utilize your strong technical, business competencies and customer service orientation to provide the highest level of business and technical consultation to sales teams, prospects and customers to support sales goals.

 About Yourself:

  • You have Enterprise Software and Big Data experience (you know your Pig from your Hive and your Spark)
  • Data Lake to you is more than ‘dump your data here’, you understand the problems of Operations, Security and Data Governance within the enterprise
  • You are on good terms with Infrastructure (Hardware, Storage, Network), Java/.NET, and SQL . You have an interest in Data Science and understand the difference between Data Engineering and Applied Science.
  • You know when it’s time to hack and when to lay down a foundation for 25 more developers to come
  • You’re passionate about what you’re doing and ignite people around you
  • You know your way around OSS and can prove/show it 

Your Deliverables:

  • Create and deliver customer-centric solution designs
  • Present roadmap, vision, proposed architectures and business outcomes to all levels – developers, architects, CTO, CIO
  • Glue together Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Engineering and Support
  • Transform customer feedback into actionable product roadmap items
  • A share of evangelism activities (blogs, meetups, industry events

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Solution Architecture/Engineering experience as a field of practice (able to listen to customer requirements, whiteboard and propose solution architecture, and get hands-on with the tech to design, build, and demonstrate real business value)
  • Streaming experience (Nifi, Kafka, Storm, Spark, Solr, etc.)
  • NoSQL experience (HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, etc.)
  • EDW experience – the Teradatas, Netezzas, GreenPlum/HAWQ, Exadatas of the world
  • Integration Products experience (Tibco, MuleSoft, IBM, Oracle, Spring Integration, etc.)
  • You thrive in a changing environment

All employees are required to adhere to all Hortonworks employment policies, including without limitation information security policies.


Having gone public with its IPO in December 2014, Hortonworks is experiencing extraordinary growth as we deliver essential support to the burgeoning big data and IoT communities. Hortonworks is an industry leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache NiFi and Apache Spark. Along with our 2,100+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.

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