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Sr. Consultant

Consulting | London, UK

Title: Sr. Consultant
Location: London, UK
Opening Date: 06/12/18
Closing Date: 03/01/19
Salary: Competitive

The Senior Consultant forms part of the Professional Services organisation. This role will work predominantly on complex projects which enable our customers on their Big Data journey. Engaging from Proof of Concept (POC) stages through to implementation of complex distributed production environments. You will work collaboratively with customers to optimize performance, develop reference architectures and form part of a team that will foster a long standing collaborative relationship with our customer group.


Hands on experience designing, developing, and maintaining complex software solutions in the Hadoop space
Strong understanding of algorithms, software engineering and design pattern
Ability to build large-scale high-performance Hadoop systems
Participate in the pre- and post- sales process, helping both the sales and product teams to interpret customers” requirements
Work directly with prospective customers” technical resources to devise and recommend solutions based on the understood requirements
Analyze complex distributed production deployments, and make recommendations to optimize performance
Ability to quickly learn and adapt in a demanding and rapidly changing environment
Work closely with Hortonworks” teams at all levels to ensure rapid response to customer questions and project blockers
Assist in Proof Of Concepts and pilot projects with customers to successful completion
Write and produce high quality project deliverables, technical documentation, knowledgebase articles
Extensive travel
Required Qualifications:

Professional Services (customer facing) experience architecting large scale storage, data center and /or globally distributed solutions
Experience designing and deploying 3 tier architectures or large-scale Hadoop solutions
Java product development experience
Ability to understand and translate customer requirements into technical requirements
Strong experience implementing software and/or solutions in the enterprise Linux or Unix environment
Ability to compile and install Linux applications from source, the Linux kernel and kernel modules
Experience with integrating various solutions such as LDAP, or system / installation management tools into the overall solution
Strong understanding of network configuration, devices, protocols, speeds and optimizations Python, Perl, or other scripting language required
Familiarity with the Java ecosystem and enterprise offerings, including debugging and profiling tools (jconsole), logging and monitoring tools (log4j, JMX), and security offerings (Kerberos/SPNEGO).
Significant previous work writing to network-based APIs, preferably REST/JSON or XML/SOAP Solid background in Database administration or design – Oracle RAC a plus
Excellent verbal and written communications

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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