Manager, Software Quality Engineering
Hortonworks - Palo Alto, CA

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The Hortonworks Quality Engineering team is looking for a talented and passionate SQA professional with 5+ years of management experience, to deliver continuous improvement of opensource Hadoop and the other products that we provide to our customers.

Responsibilities include:
Lead an experienced, senior SQA Automation team, through your deep understanding of automation tools, test methodologies for distributed software, and customer focus.

Promote best practices in SQA and software development, including modern CI processes and automating EVERYTHING. Must be comfortable with Agile/Scrum processes and code review.

Maintain and improve a six-week cadence of product releases on multiple platform branches.

Hire additional talent to expand the team’s capacity and areas of expertise, while continuing our standards of individual excellence.

Develop maintainable test automation procedures and practices, in response to growing feature set and customer requirements.

Work with the opensource community to scale up test automation practices, and provide robust releases.

Leadership Qualifications:
Confirmed leader who has built strong teams through collaboration, shared responsibility, and encouraging innovation at all levels.

Experienced with start-ups, channels chaos productively, flexibly deals with surprises, while keeping focus and priorities.

Strong but collegial style, gets the most out of an experienced, senior team, by challenging and supporting them, while rewarding excellence at both individual and team levels.

Outstanding communicator, up, down, and sideways. Inspires shared vision in the team.

Strong project management skills. Makes tradeoffs and presents them convincingly to others, doesn’t let things fall through the cracks.

Technical Qualifications:
Strong experience in Automated SQA practice in Linux and Windows application development environments, with Enterprise-class applications.

Strong knowledge of API-level client/server testing in Java, not just Web Services testing.

Strong knowledge of current quality engineering and test automation tools and processes, including JUnit, Jenkins, Selenium, Mockito, Subversion, and Clover, or comparable products -- and familiarity with the next generation of tools that will replace these.

Bachelor’s degree or better in CS or related field, with 10+ years experience in software quality and automation tools development, including at least 5+ years in SQA management.

Demonstrated strengths in test framework architecture, SQA methodologies, feature coverage analysis, and professional commitment to the field of Quality Improvement. Able to raise quality of releases to the next level.

Experience with performance testing, stress testing, and advanced aspects of system testing automation.

Additional Desirable Experience:
Experience configuring and utilizing Amazon Web Services for cloud computing.

Experience with Hadoop or HBase and associated projects.

Experienced with testing, debugging, and deploying software for highly scaled cluster applications, involving thousands of servers, or enterprise applications involving large data centers.

System administration experience with a 24x7, high-availability production environment.

Java development experience.

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About Hortonworks
Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing big data. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platformpowered by Apache Hadoop, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is the trusted source for information on Hadoop, and together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators, and technology vendors. For more information, visit

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