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Sr. Software Engineer

R&D - Core | Budapest, Hungary

Hortonworks is looking for a distributed systems and web services developer to join Hortonworks’ open source Hadoop infrastructure management platform team.

Are you passionate about open source, large-scale, high-performance distributed systems and web services? Are you looking for an opportunity to join a talented team in a great start-up environment? If so, we would like to talk to you! 

Cloudbreak is a tool for provisioning Hadoop clusters on cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure. As part of the Hortonworks Data Platform and powered by Apache Ambari, Cloudbreak allows enterprises to simplify the provisioning of clusters in the cloud and optimize the use of cloud resources with elastic scaling.


  • Develop and extend Cloudbreak product
  • Writing software in Java, Go or Javascript and interacting with the API of cloud providers (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and OpenStack)
  • Responsible for full software development lifecycle – design, development, testing, operating in production
  • Architect solutions to achieve a high level of reliability, scalability, and security


  • Relevant studies / BS or MS in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong Java knowledge
  • Strong software engineering skills: modular design, data structures, and algorithms
  • Development experience in Linux environments
  • Experience with cloud APIs (e.g., a public cloud such as AWS, Azure, GCP or private cloud such as OpenStack)
  • Experience with container technologies, such as Docker
  • Clean coding habits, attention to details, and focus on quality
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience (or demonstrated interest) in distributed computing or high availability systems is a plus.
  • Big Data / NoSQL / distributed database experience is a plus

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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