Jobs In Hadoop

April 12, 2013  |  Big Data and Hadoop

Jobs in hadoop 

Consider the following post on a Forum:

Hi, I am an IT Professional having 8 years of experience as a database developer. I have working knowledge of shell scripting, though I am not well-versed in Java. I am passionate about emerging technologies and would love to learn Hadoop, as I come across great job opportunities in Hadoop. Do I need to master Java or Python/Perl to get into Hadoop? Please suggest.Thanks!

You must have come across many such posts on various forums asking about Hadoop and Jobs in Hadoop. In our previous posts we discussed about - What is Hadoop all about and Why Hadoop is gaining so much popularity. Now we will discuss about something which every emerging Hadoop professional wants to know…career in Hadoop, top Hadoop employers, Hadoop job titles, salary structure, career growth and so on. Let’s begin!

Here are some facts from IDC that favour the incredible growth of Hadoop and Big Data:

  • Research firm IDC is predicting a Big Data market that will grow revenue at 31.7 percent a year until it hits the $23.8 billion mark in 2016.
  • A recent IDC forecast shows that the Big Data technology and services market will grow at a 27% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to $32.4 billion through 2017 – or at about six times the growth rate of the overall information and communication technology (ICT) market.
  • IDC sections its report and predictions into servers, storage, networking, software and services, predicting storage will see the biggest growth at a 53.4 percent compound annual growth rate.

According to a new research by MarketsandMarkets, the worldwide Hadoop & Big Data Analytics market is expected to grow to about $13.9 billion by 2017, at a CAGR of 54.9% from 2012 to 2017. 

Top Companies Looking for Hadoop Professionals:

You surf any of the top job portals, you will find ‘n’ number of jobs in Hadoop and related technologies. Many companies are looking for skilled Hadoop professionals who are capable to manage Big Data in their companies. You could be one of them! The job market is very lucrative for people owning Hadoop skills and is accelerating at an increasing pace.

Let’s look into some of the top companies hiring Hadoop professionals:

Companies hiring hadoop professionals

What are these companies exactly looking for?

These companies are looking for Hadoop professionals at various positions and levels such as Hadoop Developers, Database Administrators, Software Testers, Team leads, Senior Hadoop developers, Product Managers, Hadoop professionals with operational skills, Hadoop Engineers, and so on. There is a broad spectrum of job opportunities available in Hadoop. Companies are even reconstructing their search engines using Hadoop and employing people with Hadoop skills to support search. Some companies are also looking for people with working experience in AWS or OpenStack. Facebook and EMC corporation is looking for data scientists and some are looking for analysts with Hadoop as one of the key requirements. Twitter wants Hadoop professionals to work on its recommendation systems, storage architecture, development and filter spam.

Hadoop Is On The Rise!

Endowed with striking benefits such as scalability, robust ecosystem, cost effectiveness, schema-free flexibility to handle both structured and unstructured data, Hadoop is now increasingly being implemented by various organizations.

  • Hadoop skills are getting more evenly distributed and spreading fast in India and China and are not just limited to US or UK.
  • It’s not only Hadoop, it is also its related technologies such as MapReduce, Hive, Pig, Hcatalog, HBase, ZooKeeper that are creating waves, eventually increasing the demand for Hadoop professionals.

Is it important to know Java to know Hadoop?

Many software engineers have this basic question in their mind…is it necessary to have a working knowledge of Java to work as a Hadoop professional?

Yes, you need to know Java! How much of Java? A programmer needs to have hands on experience on Java and good analytical skills to grasp and apply the concepts in Hadoop. Infact, one should also know Linux programming as this is the basics to dive into the Hadoop ocean and its related technologies. Moreover, experience in managing databases is icing on the cake!

Job Titles For Hadoop Professionals:

Hadoop job opportunities attract many experienced and talented software engineers who are technically proficient and most importantly are passionate about what they do! Here are some of the jobs in Hadoop:

1. Hadoop Architect:

 Hadoop Architect

Sounds very professional, a Hadoop Architect is someone who organizes, administers, manages and governs Hadoop on large clusters. He also does documentation for Hadoop based production environment involving petabytes of data. Hadoop Architect needs to have rich experience in Java, MapReduce, Hive, HBase, PIG, Sqoop, and so on. He also administers Linux/Unix environments and designs Hadoop Architecture involving Cluster node configuration, namenode/datanode, connectivity, etc.

2. Hadoop Developer:

Hadoop DeveloperHadoop developer is one who loves programming and wants to make the most out of it! He needs to have a working knowledge of core Java, SQL and any scripting language along with good interpersonal skills. Also, working knowledge of Hadoop related technologies such as Hive, Hbase, Flume helps in accelerating his career growth. We can have Application Developers or Data Developers with respect to Hadoop.

3. Data Scientists:

Data ScientistsData scientist is another tech savvy name of this century which is slowly replacing the title of Business Analyst. These professionals generate, evaluate, spread and integrate the knowledge gathered and stored in Hadoop environments, thus they need to have an in-depth knowledge of business as well as data. They write code, design intelligent analytic models, work with databases, get involved into very complex SQL, and so on. Data scientists are also expected to have experience in SAS, SPSS and programming languages such as R. They are also responsible for spotting the most crucial issues and working on those. Data scientists are different from traditional data analysts in the way that data scientists analyze data from various sources, instead of relying on a single source.

4. Hadoop Administrator:

Hadoop AdministratorA Hadoop administrator is primarily involved in administering Hadoop and its database systems. He has a good understanding of Hadoop design principals and extensive knowledge of hardware systems. Hadoop administrator’s job involves troubleshooting and resolving issues. He is responsible to maintain large clusters and should have strong scripting skills. His core technologies include Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Linux, Java, Database administration and so on.

5. Others:

Apart from the above 4 key jobs titles in Hadoop, there are several other titles ranging from Hadoop Analyst to Hadoop Engineer, Hadoop trainer, Hadoop consultant and so on.

Current jobs in Hadoop:

Browse through the following list of current jobs in Hadoop in India and get ready to enter the big World of Hadoop!

All those who aspire to work in U.S., here is a snapshot of current jobs in Hadoop in U.S.:

How much are Hadoop Professionals paid?

While keeping the best at the last, let’s see how well Hadoop professionals are remunerated!

Pay scale of Hadoop Professionals in India:

Pay scale of Hadoop Professionals in U.S.:

Hadoop certified professionals

To conclude, undoubtedly the striking advantages of Hadoop have made many companies adopt this technology, eventually leading to great demand for Hadoop professionals. Companies are both training their existing employees as well as recruiting from outside as they are realizing the benefits of Hadoop.

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  • irfan

    send me job in hadoop in india

  • Cyrus A

    will it be any use for freshers ?

  • Sasi kanth

    Thanks a lot for this useful information. Hope India has a good future in Hadoop.

  • Pradeep kumar

    as a fresher can u suggest me carrers in hadoop how to get job in that i know java,oracle,unix,html

  • http://hii Chandrashekar

    Hii I am Mr.Chandrashekar, Presently working in Techzone Technologies Pvt Ltd Bangalore, As Jr.Software Engg,.. Since six months i am learning Hadoop by my own. I started learning Hadoop with White papers like Google file system, Google map reduce, Etc,… I built my own cluster( standalone and Two data node as well) and run job tracker and task tracker as well.. finally i found unstructured data in structured sorting format. Data consist of video,audio,written documents etc,,. I am looking for an oppurtunity to work on Hadoop..Ready to relocate anywhere in India

  • http://hii Chandrashekar
  • Rajinikanth


    I am not from software domain,very much interested in moving to development side,i have close to 8+ years of exp in banking and customer care will i be eligible/can i take this course.

    Please clarify.