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MapR Technologies Overview

Santa Clara, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
MapR Technologies, provider of the industry's next generation data platform for AI and Analytics, enables enterprises to inject analytics into their business processes to increase revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate risks. MapR addresses the data complexities of ... Read more

MapR Technologies – Why Work With Us?

We’re shaping the future of how the world uses big data. Join us.

Do you want to help companies harness the enormous power of their data? We’re looking for smart, ambitious people who have a passion for big data and who want to join a company that’s at the epicenter of momentous change in enterprise computing. We have opportunities in engineering, sales, and marketing, in offices all around the world.

What sets us apart? Simply put, the folks who choose to work at MapR enjoy working on cutting-edge, challenging projects. We set the bar high here, because we’re constantly inspired by both the technology we’re working on and the people we work with. At MapR, it’s not just about the perks. It’s about working on game-changing technology with some of the best and brightest people in the world. We’re at the forefront of redefining enterprise computing, and we have fun doing it.

MapR is led by a successful, seasoned executive team, and is well-funded by top venture capital firms. Just ask Google, who led our latest round of $110 million.

We offer competitive benefits (including pre-IPO stock options), and the chance to make a difference and have immediate impact. Think you’re up to the challenge? Then we want to talk to you.

Let the data drive you…to an engineering career with MapR.

At MapR, we’re at the forefront of big data technology, and it’s our exceptional engineers who got us there. As a leader in this fast-paced industry that’s evolving minute by minute, we’re hiring the world’s best and brightest engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible with big data. You could say we’re on a mission—to help every company leverage their data to drive their actions, their results, and their success. And that means providing them with the very best technology on the planet.

Innovate. At MapR, we’re seeking full-time engineers across the organization to continue to develop technologies that enable industrial-strength data analysis in real time. You’ll work in small, agile teams across a range of both open source and proprietary technologies, creating game-changing, foundational technologies that enable real-time and mission-critical application deployments at scale. To add fuel to the flame, our Converged Data Platform, which brings together Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark with MapR DB and MapR Streams, was recently awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Contribute. At MapR, we’re not just about intellectual property. We’re proud of our contributions to the open source community. We continue to contribute to several projects in the Hadoop stack, such as Apache ZooKeeper, Apache Mahout and Apache Storm. We also spearhead the development of key open source projects such as Apache Drill, which has set the audacious goal of providing millisecond, ANSI SQL query capabilities across databases, and Apache Myriad, which allows developers to run both YARN and Mesos for managing clusters and enables businesses to tear down the walls between isolated clusters. 

Strong Company Culture – Do you know what sets MapR apart from the other tech companies you’re talking with? Everyone talks about a strong company culture, but we’ll just come out and say it: we have a unique, trusting, high-energy environment that’s filled with committed co-workers. We’ll say it again—they’re committed to doing their best work. You can just feel it in the air. Talk to any of our employees and you’ll find that their passion is contagious.

If you’re excited about putting in the work and building the future of an industry so big, the word “big data” can’t even describe it, please visit MapR Careers to learn more and apply today, or email

Let the data drive you….to a career in sales with MapR.

At MapR, we offer sales professionals top-rated products, excellent compensation, professional growth, a dynamic team environment, a strong leadership team, and the opportunity to help solve big data problems by selling the best Hadoop, NoSQL and Streaming technology available. 

You’ll love your customers – Simply put, our measure of success is our customers’ success, which is a strong testament to our proven value and innovation. Our customers are sticky: with over 140% annual dollar-based expansion, our customers don’t just renew, they buy more. Our customers are happy: most of our customers achieve payback in fewer than 12 months, and realize greater than 5x ROI when they deploy our big data platform. Not to mention, new customers turn to MapR every single week.

You’ll have ample professional growth opportunities – We have some of the best sales teams in our space—not just because they're effective at selling, but they're effective at providing forward-looking solutions to customer problems. We’ll admit it: there’s a lot to learn in this constantly-changing big data environment, so you have to enjoy learning new technology quickly. And you’ll be able to share best practices, learn from those around you, and use that knowledge to build relationships in your region.

You’ll have the opportunity to sell acclaimed products – Our key differentiators put us at the forefront of the big data space. In fact, we’re a Leader in Hadoop distributions, have the top-ranked NoSQL key-value database, and provide the top-ranked SQL-on-Hadoop. And we’ve recently been awarded U.S. patent on our data architecture innovations.You’ll benefit from motivational leadership – Our leadership team will invest in you personally to help shape sales strategies that are based on fact and integrity.

You’ll enjoy our performance-based compensation model –At MapR, our performance-oriented culture allows us to invest in our top performers. Our innovative program is aimed at attracting, retaining, and motivating skilled, high-performing sales professionals.


Visit MapR Careers to learn more and apply today, or email

Let the data drive you….to a rewarding career with MapR.

We’re looking for driven professionals who are the best at what they do. People who aren’t afraid to look at a challenge head on, and come up with innovative and creative solutions. Here are just a few reasons why people love working at MapR:

Exciting times, exciting technology - As a leader in Hadoop, Streaming, NoSQL and SQL-on-Hadoop, you’ll have the opportunity to work in tech’s hottest field.

Fun, team-oriented environment – At MapR, you’ll have the opportunity to work collaboratively with talented people across all departments.

Reach your potential – Our people are our most important asset, so if you work for MapR, we’ll invest in your personal development and skills so that you can reach your potential.

Move up the career ladder quickly – We have plenty of room for advancement. If you’re a top performer, you’ll find that you can advance your career quickly at MapR.

Visit MapR Careers to learn more and apply today, or email

MapR Technologies Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)


    Best platform for big data. No need for additional clusters for HBase and Kafka. It is all in one platform.


    API's for MapR-DB JSON could be improved.

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MapR Technologies Photos

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MapR Technologies Interviews



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    Knowledge Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at MapR Technologies (San Jose, CA) in April 2017.


    Phone screen by hiring manager. Followed by HR phone interview within a couple days. Then onsite interview within a few days. Clear communication from all company personnel on next steps and what to expect next - I appreciated this the most.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly situational interview for process and program management situations and skills review.
      Some technical questions about experience in Sys-admin in Linux platforms - intention behind these questions was to ensure comfort and basic tech skills needed for knowledge articles curation / validation.

      Interesting situations were around "Best practices in how to populate the KB with value added articles", "How to keep the KB fresh", and how to get over the what's in it for me questions that Support engineers are often posed with. Also, how KB process integrates with Communities.   1 Answer
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MapR Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes Cloud 100 List, Forbes, 2017
  • InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award, InfoWorld, 2017
  • InformationWeek Top 25 Data Management Vendors, InformationWeek, 2016
  • Top-Ranked Apache Hadoop Distribution, Big Data Tech Chon, 2014
  • Top Emerging Vendor, CRN, 2014
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