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Sr. Software Engineer

R&D - Core | Budapest, Hungary

Hortonworks is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer with strong distributed systems expertise to join the Cloud team. We are charged with making HDP run well in the cloud environments, and bringing Dataplane services to the cloud that would use HDP clusters and offer end-to-end experiences to our customers, for pure cloud and hybrid cloud use cases.


Key responsibilities:

  • Work with the various team members both within and outside, and identify features and enhancements that would make the HDP stack (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.) run well in the cloud environments (AWS, GCP, and Azure) and deliver value to the Dataplane services
  • Related to the previous point, participate in designing elegant solutions to the complex problems of being able to fully leverage the most relevant resources like compute instances, storage, etc. for the HDP workloads at hand
  • Understand the cloud security models, and be able to map them to the HDP stack
  • Be able to debug issues with HDP clusters deployed in the cloud
  • Understand partner & customer requirements to do with HDI (Microsoft’s fully managed Hadoop offering), and deliver open source solutions there. Work with the Quality Assurance teams on need basis to certify ongoing releases for the HDI platform



  • BS/MS in Computer Science
  • 5+ years of hands on software design, implementation and test experience with strong understanding of distributed & large-scale systems
  • Strong software engineering skills: object oriented design, data structures, and algorithms
  • Deep knowledge of system architecture, including process, memory, storage and network management is highly desired
  • Experience with the following: Java, concurrent programming, test driven development, and related areas required
  • Experience with any or some of Apache Hadoop, Apache Kafka, Apache Ambari and/or Apache Spark a big plus
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast paced 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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