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Staff Software Engineer

R&D - Operations | Budapest, Hungary


Do you believe that as far as the customer is concerned, the user interface is the product? Do you believe that every user interface must be extremely simple, intuitive and should not need documentation to use? Are you creative and passionate about creating amazing user interfaces? Can you think of use cases from end user’s point of view? Do you like to work on new and challenging requirements?  If you answered yes to all these questions, then we have a great opportunity that can put your skills and abilities to greater use an environment where you can excel.

Hortonworks is looking for an exceptional UI engineer to own the product user interface and play a key role in shaping, developing and delivering Hortonworks SmartSense™ – an advanced analytics engine.

Hortonworks SmartSense™ uses advanced analytics to make recommendations based on the deep knowledge of our Hortonworks engineers and committers to prevent issues and improve the performance of your HDP cluster. Hortonworks SmartSense™ provides a collection of tools and services to proactively prevent common cluster problems. With SmartSense customers can quickly capture the diagnostic information required to resolve issues. This information is also used to generate proactive recommendations that improve cluster performance, security and operations. SmartSense extends the reach of customers’ operations teams with access to industry-best practices and domain expertise of Hortonworks engineering and support teams.


  • Design, develop and own user interface of Hortonworks SmartSense™
  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability (to work on clusters of 1000s of nodes)
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders


  • Hands-on engineering – you must be able and willing to implement, test, and validate what you design
  • Strong software engineering skills: modular design, data structures, and algorithms
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good experience in implementing rich, interactive applications that are easy to use and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Deep knowledge and experience with JavaScript using best practices and design patterns for writing clean, reusable, and highly organized code.
  • Expert-level understanding of core JavaScript.
  • Expert user of JavaScript libraries (jQuery, ExtJS, Ember, AngularJS, YUI, etc.)
  • Expertise in HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Jquery, Node, D3 and solving cross-browser compatibility issues.
  • Experience organizing and packaging client-side code for optimizing application delivery/load.
  • Ability to rapid development of prototypes and iterate based on feedback.
  • Experience with Hadoop and big data technologies is a plus
  • Proficient with unit and end-to-end testing tools and frameworks including Jasmine, Protractor, and Selenium
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Education and Experience:

  • 10-12 years of experience as a software developer
  • Relevant studies / BS or MS in Computer Science or related field

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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