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30+ days ago

Federal Director of DOD Sales

MapR Washington, DC

• Identify relevant sales opportunities • Build strategic sales plan to win business • Meeting with key… MapR

30+ days ago

Software Engineer: Columnar in-memory Query Processing (C++/Java)

MapR San Jose, CA

• A team with the expertise, market position and desire to create new technology. • The ability to… MapR

30+ days ago

Software Engineer: Hive, HBase and Spark (Java/Scala)

MapR San Jose, CA

• The ability to impact a large number of Fortune 100 and leading web companies. • A group of peers and… MapR

11 days ago

Principal Software Engineer - Apache Drill QA

MapR San Jose, CA

• Identify the exhaustive test plan to cover the feature testing, execute the test plans and add test code to automation • Identify use case based… MapR

30+ days ago

Software Engineer: Query Planning & Optimization (C++/Java)

MapR San Jose, CA

• A group of peers and a technical meritocracy focused on what the customer… MapR

24 days ago

Partner Systems Engineer

MapR Raleigh, NC

• Represent the engineering requirements of the partners to internal MapR audiences (Product Management, Engineering… MapR

30+ days ago

NoSQL Engineer All levels

MapR San Jose, CA

• Analyze performance and scalability bottlenecks and make MapR-DB blazingly fast… MapR

30+ days ago

Senior Data Engineer - US

MapR Chicago, IL

• Master the MapR Hadoop stack, the Hadoop Eco-System products and… MapR

30+ days ago

Engineering QA Manager - Apache Drill

MapR San Jose, CA

• Build an A-team of QA engineers to deliver high quality products • Define/design test methodologies and automation framework to guarantee… MapR

30+ days ago

Territory Sales Director

MapR Los Angeles, CA

• Meeting with key stakeholders CIOs, IT execs, LOB execs • Meeting/exceeding activity, pipeline, and revenue targets • Creating value for… MapR

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    T.O.X.I.C Engineering management breeding fear and wrecking a systems integration shop

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA

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    Opportunities to contribute to open source technologies, present at conferences, meetups and blog about your work. Hadoop getting considerable traction and MapR is riding the big data wave. This was once a good place to work but the niceties have rapidly eroded away with more rounds of funding increasing revenue pressure from investors. Apache Drill and MapR-DB are the only 2 teams worthy of working for.


    Arrogant, dogmatic and disrespectful engineering executives creating a clique of ex-Informatica employees who get a free ride despite their appalling mediocrity while highly competent individuals who deliver results against phenomenal offs are let go for flimsy personal reasons. This is creating a debilitating impact on employees' morale and psyche. Culture is driven by fear percolating down from Engineering executives with ZERO transparency and decisions (power abuse) made at personal whims & fancies. New features are almost completely driven reactively to keep up with competitors Hortonworks and Cloudera rather than focusing on game changing innovation. Developers become slaves of unreasonable customer demands and requirements. Contributions go unappreciated, people are quick to point fingers of blame when something goes wrong rather than focusing on diffusing and mitigating tension. Appallingly incompetent execs (following waterfall model masked as agile) who just cares about meeting deadlines on an excel sheet without an inkling of understanding of technical challenges and hurdles to solve a software engineering problem. 360 degree feedback is the biggest joke. Even if you list 10 people you worked with as a team and genuinely helped, they ignore all of their feedback and rate you based on pet person's feedback.

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    Change the Engineering leadership immediately to prevent the ship from sinking. Promote top-performing employees who've earned their peers' respect to management/executive positions from within the company rather than hiring jokers from outside. Holding a gun to someone's head against a deadline will not spark creativity.

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