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Software Development Engineer in Test – Security & Governance

R&D - RE/QE | Bangalore, India

Brief Description

The Hortonworks Quality Engineering Team is looking for exceptionally talented Sr. Software Dev Eng in Test, to deliver continuous improvement of open source Hadoop and the other products that we provide to our customers.  You will do this through your deep understanding of automation tools, test methodologies for distributed software, and customer focus. 

This position is for a hard worker who likes challenges and is constantly striving to improve the WAY work is done – both QE and Dev.


  • Develop test automation frameworks, tools, and automated test suites, in Java, Python (pytest)
  • Good understanding authentication, authorization and encryption concepts. Understanding of Kerberos, wire encryption is good to have.
  • Work closely with the Security & Governance team and come up with test plans for any new features.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, and problem-solving.
  • Strong commitment to best practices in distributed systems and software development, including modern CI using Jenkins processes and automating EVERYTHING.  Comfortable with Agile/Scrum processes and code review.
  • Strong knowledge in back-end testing on Web Services, Database and/or BI/DW.
  • Performing end-to-end testing; stress testing, and advanced aspects of system testing automation.
  • Debugging, and deploying software for highly scaled cluster applications, involving thousands of servers, or enterprise applications involving large data centers.
  • Work with the open source community to scale up test automation practices, and provide robust releases.


  • BS  in Computer Science or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in building/debugging distributed systems. using the programming language such as Java, Python or Node with a strong base in object-oriented design and development.
  • Understand Hadoop Eco-system and Previous open source experience(s) a big plus
  • You will build test automation infrastructure and qualification of releases – and also have the opportunity to build internal and operational tools.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.  Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Doesn’t let things fall through the cracks.
  • Working knowledge of Hadoop ecosystem and applications is an added advantage.

Additional Advantage to have:

Don't worry, we'll ramp you up but experience in any of these areas as well will help you hit the ground running: 

  • Familiarity with system flow like how do they interact with an application Eg. Elasticsearch, Mongo, Kafka, Hive, Redis, AWS
  • Experience in Performance test automation using tools like JMeter
  • Knowledge & Exposure of Security & Data Governance product environment in terms of performance, stability, security and scalability.
  • Contribution to Open-source projects or Testing Challenges
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix operating system.


  • Work at Scale and challenge yourself
  • Work with a smart team which grew up in the Hadoop world
  • Open Culture, Food, Coffee, Snacks & Fun friends, if you can get their fun out 🙂


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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