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Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test – Apache Ambari

R&D - RE/QE | Bangalore, India

The Hortonworks Quality Engineering Team is looking for exceptionally talented SDETs, to deliver continuous improvement of open source Apache Ambari and other products that we provide to our customers.  You will be responsible for delivery of high-quality features/releases of Ambari. You would contribute to Apache projects with the opportunity to become a committer. Alongside, you will develop an understanding of Hadoop and related technologies.

About Apache Ambari: Ambari is an enterprise software used to provision, manage and monitor Hadoop clusters and also to integrate Hadoop with the existing enterprise infrastructure. Ambari is a top-level Apache project and is hosted here.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop high-level test strategies based on feature definition including strategies for both automated testing (incorporating component, functional, negative, regression, and end-to-end testing) and manual exploratory testing
  • Build, enhance and maintain automation frameworks for scalability, stability and performance.
  • Write new automated tests for existing and new features
  • Work closely with development team to ensure that code developed is testable, build any test hooks if required and to arrive at project schedules and resource allocation models for successful delivery.
  • Debug system level deployment issues, root cause analysis, and resolve failures.
  • Strong commitment to best practices in QA and software development, including modern CI using Jenkins processes. Comfortable with Agile/Scrum processes and code review.


  • BS/MS  in Computer Science or related field
  • 6+ years hands-on experience in at least one of the following languages: Java / Python and good knowledge of test automation using Selenium.
  • Strong knowledge in back-end testing on Web Services, Database and/or BI/DW.
  • Strong knowledge of QA methodology and tools, including creation of test cases and test plans
  • Development experience in Linux environments.
  • Strong knowledge of Automation Framework Design and good at debugging
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of Hadoop ecosystem and applications is a plus
  • Why Hadoop is required and What do you know about HDP and Hortonworks

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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