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Software Engineer – Security Testing

R&D - Operations | Bangalore, India

Software Engineer – Security (DAST & Pen Testing)


Hortonworks is looking for an exceptional passionate Software Security Engineer with strong hands-on working experience in dynamic assessment as well as penetration testing (manual and tool-assisted) to join the Hortonworks Engineering team. The position will be responsible for providing remediation.


  • BS or MS in Computer Science
  • 3-4 years of experience in dynamic application security testing and penetration testing.
  • Familiarity with software attack and exploitation techniques.
  • Experience in writing test cases/suites for security testing.
  • Thorough understanding of OWASP Top 10/SANS 25 application security risks.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of testing concepts including white box and black box testing, regression testing, performance testing, etc.
  • Clearly state the findings and document it illustratively in reports.
  • Passionate about contributing to Secure SDLC. Attention to detail, and focus on quality.
  • Perform testing from a Red Team’s perspective
  • Consistent, clear, and professional communication remotely or in person 

Big pluses:

  • Basic understanding of standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, etc.
  • Strong understanding of Web application and services architecture
  • Familiarity with Apache Hadoop ecosystem components.   
  • Experience with Linux 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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