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Sr. Product Specialist

Support | Bangalore, India


  • Perform the role of a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in two or more components of the HDP/HDF Stack.
  • Work on complex issues along with the Front Line Support Engineers to help troubleshoot and resolve complex customer reported issues.
  • Perform the role of a technical bridge between Front Line Team and Break Fix/Engineering.
  • Write detailed runbooks and knowledge base articles for the components in the area of expertise.
  • Own the automation requirements for the components in the area of expertise.
  • Proactively engage on customer reported issues bring down case resolution times.
  • Root cause analysis reports on any Severity 1 incidents including recommendations to improve proactive management of Hadoop deployments
  • Troubleshoot performance, scalability bottlenecks and suggest solutions
  • Lead and run weekly WAR rooms to discuss critical issues that need assistance.
  • Design and build advanced lab exercises for the components in the area of expertise.

 Job Requirements

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 6-8 years of enterprise software support experience
  • 2-3 years of full time Hadoop related work.
  • Solid understanding and deep technical knowledge of Hadoop components across the stack, especially around HDFS and YARN.
  • Passionate about troubleshooting and resolving complex issues with faster turnaround times.
  • Very good Linux and Java Troubleshooting skills.
  • Good knowledge on networking concepts.
  • Expertise in an scripting (Shell, Python, Ruby, etc.) is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving ability
  • Ability to collaborate and partner with internal teams

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


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