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Staff Software Engineer

R&D - RE/QE | Budapest, Hungary


Hortonworks is looking for exceptional Staff Software Engineer to own and delivers HDP (Hive, HDFS, Yarn, Spark etc.) maintenance releases. Exciting opportunity to gain experience working with Hadoop, understand big data use cases at world’s largest deployments of Hadoop, participate and contribute in vibrant Apache Software Foundation community. You would contribute to Apache projects with the opportunity to become a committer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive HDP maintenance releases (perform system test analysis, deliver backports and develop new patches).
  • Debug system level deployment issues, root cause analysis, and resolve failures.
  • Work with Java / Scala on the different components and with Python on our test framework and tools.
  • Gain a solid understanding and deep technical knowledge of Hadoop components across the stack, which you can utilize in your daily tasks.
  • Work on improving the internal infrastructure.


  • Relevant studies / BS or MS in Computer Science or related field.
  • Strong knowledge in at least 1 of the following languages: Java / Python / Scala / C++ / C#.
  • Development experience in Linux environments.
  • 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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EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability. Hortonworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations. 


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