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Staff Software Engineer

R&D - RE/QE | Bangalore, India

Hortonworks is looking for an exceptional Staff Software Engineer to own and deliver Ambari releases. Exciting opportunity to gain experience working with Apache Ambari, understand administration aspects related to the world’s largest deployments of Hadoop, participate and contribute to vibrant Apache Software Foundation community. You would contribute to Apache projects with the opportunity to become a committer.

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:

  • Work with Java/Python on the different components and our test framework, tools.
  • Drive Ambari maintenance releases (perform System Test analysis, deliver backports and develop new patches).
  • Debug system level deployment issues, root cause analysis, and resolve failures.
  • Gain a solid understanding and deep technical knowledge of Ambari components, which you can utilize in your daily tasks.
  • Improve customer satisfaction by providing a timely resolution to customer issues


  • Relevant studies / BS or MS in Computer Science or related field.
  • 8+years strong development experience in at least one of the following languages: Java / Python / C++
  • Development experience in Linux environments.
  • Good knowledge of Javascript frameworks like Ember/Angular
  • Troubleshoot performance, scalability bottlenecks and suggest solutions
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience (or demonstrated interest) in distributed computing or high availability systems is a plus.
  • Big Data / NoSQL / distributed database experience is a plus.
  • Previous open source contribution is a plus.

 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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