Member of Technical Staff - HBase (Committer)
Hortonworks - Palo Alto, CA

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Apache Hadoop is among the most popular, open-source, data processing systems in the world. We are looking for software engineers with experience in developing large-scale, distributed systems. This is an opportunity to join the team that created and wrote most of Hadoop code and make a huge impact on the big data and cloud computing industry.

To be successful in this position you will need to be able to work well with others in an open source community and passionate about building quality into software from earliest stages of the development lifecycle until final delivery of a commercial quality product. Candidates should be enthusiastic about taking Hadoop to the next level of functionality, stability, and enterprise readiness.

The Apache HBase project is one of the most popular NoSQL technologies. We are actively looking for software engineers to contribute to this space of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Experience with system software design and development with strong understanding of distributed & large scale systems

Hands on programmer, strong in data structures and programming practices (strong concurrent programming skills, and, able to think “at scale”)

Experience building systems with the characteristics of low/predictable-latency serving desirable

Java experience desirable

Knowledge about Hadoop, HBase, Zookeeper and the rest of the Hadoop ecosystem is a big plus

Experience as Open Source contributor desirable (include pointers to those please)

Ability to work in an agile and collaborative setup within an engineering team

Strong oral and written communication skills

Over 3 years experience in systems software

A bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

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