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Staff Software Engineer – YARN

R&D - Core | Bangalore, India


Hortonworks is looking for an exceptional passionate software engineer with strong distributed systems expertise to join the Hortonworks Core Hadoop Engineering team. Apache Hadoop YARN is among the most popular, open-source, data processing systems in the world. We are looking for senior folks with experience in large-scale, distributed systems to help drive Hadoop YARN even further.


  • MS / PhD in Computer Science plus 5+ years of work experience or BS with 8+ years of work experience.
  • Hands on programmer with strong data-structures and algorithms, Java experience desired.
  • Must have experience with systems design, development.
  • Experience with large-scale, distributed systems design and development with strong understanding of scaling, performance and scheduling.
  • Passionate about programming, clean coding habits, attention to detail, and focus on quality.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Big pluses:

  • Experience with using / developing YARN or alternative resource-management systems or scheduling systems.
  • Experience with low level system functionality, using multi-tenancy systems features such as Linux containers, cgroups, Docker.
  • Experience using MapReduce or other parallel programming techniques. Strong understanding of Apache Hadoop and MapReduce internals.
  • Recognized contributions to open source projects outside of work.
  • Experience using or developing on platforms such as AWS / Azure / GCP / OpenStack, Kubernetes, Torque/Maui/Moab etc.
  • Experience using projects in Apache Hadoop ecosystem such as Hive, Spark, HBase etc..

All employees are required to adhere to all Hortonworks employment policies, including without limitation information security policies.


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