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Staff Software Engineer

R&D - Core | Santa Clara, CA - HQ

Senior Software Engineer – Hive


Hortonworks is looking for an exceptional passionate software engineer with strong distributed systems expertise to join our engineering team. Apache Hive is among the most popular open-source projects. We are looking for engineers with experience in large-scale, distributed systems to help drive Hive and build additional components around it to enhance the Hive ecosystem.


  • BE, MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Passionate about programming. Clean coding habits, attention to detail, and focus on quality
  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing large-scale systems with a strong understanding of scaling and performance
  • Hands on programmer with strong data-structures and algorithms skills. Java experience desired.
  • Good understanding of database internals, query processing and query optimization
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Big pluses:

  • Experience with Apache Hive/Hadoop
  • Experience with NoSQL & In Memory databases 
  • Experience with public cloud infrastructures such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon web services and Google cloud platform
  • Recognized contributions to open source projects 


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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