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Sr. Software Engineer – HDFS / Solr

R&D - Core | Bangalore, India


Hortonworks is looking for a passionate software engineer with strong distributed systems expertise to join the Hortonworks Engineering team. You will be working on enhancing the Hadoop distributed file system that currently runs on thousands of nodes and supports tens of petabytes of storage. This is an opportunity to join the team that created and wrote most of the Hadoop code and make a huge impact on the big data and cloud computing industry.

We are looking for Mid-Senior folks with experience in large-scale, distributed systems to help drive HDFS and related big data technologies.


  • BE in Computer Engineering (or equivalent) and 4+ years of experience; or ME/PhD in Computer Engineering and 2+ years of experience.
  • Passionate about programming. Clean coding habits, attention to detail, and focus on quality
  • Experience with large-scale, distributed systems design and development with strong understanding of scaling, replication, consistency and high availability.
  • Solid experience with system software design and development with strong understanding of computer architecture, storage, network and IO subsystems, and distributed systems.
  • Hands on programmer with strong data-structures and algorithms
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Big pluses:

  • Strong background in a distributed storage system including file systems, database storage internals, no-sql storage or distributed hash tables.
  • Strong understanding of Apache Hadoop or Apache Solr
  • Understanding of Paxos or RAFT replication framework would be desirable
  • Recognized contributions to open source projects
  • Experience using projects in Apache Hadoop ecosystem such as Pig, MapReduce, HBase etc. is a big plus.
  • Strong background in performance tuning, identifying performance bottlenecks and implementing performance optimizations.
  • Experience with search indexing technology or large-scale search algorithms 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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