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Principal Software Engineer I (Spark)

R&D - Core | Bangalore, India

Team Description

Hortonworks is looking for a Principal Engineer with strong distributed systems expertise to join the Data Science Platform team. We are charged with developing a high performance and easy to use platform built using Apache Spark, Livy, Zeppelin and other open source projects, and running across on-premise, cloud and hybrid scenarios.

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform detailed performance characterizations of SQL, streaming and machine learning applications on Spark, on-premise and in the cloud
  • Drive the product roadmap by identifying performance improvements based on repeatable measurements
  • Contribute in developing an Application Performance Management system for distributed Big Data applications
  • Speak and evangelize in conferences and blogs about Big Data performance management


  • BS/MS in Computer Science
  • 10+ years of hands on software design, implementation and test experience with strong understanding of distributed & large-scale systems
  • Demonstrable and strong experience in JVM internals, performance measurement and monitoring tools

Big pluses:

  • Working knowledge of Apache Hadoop, Spark or other big data platforms
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast paced environment


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

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