Technical Curriculum Developer


Technical Curriculum Developer

Santa Clara, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    MapR Technologies, a provider of the industry’s leading 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 high-scale and mission-critical distributed processing from the cloud to the edge, IoT analytics, and container persistence. Global 2000 enterprises trust the MapR Data Platform to help them solve their most complex AI and analytics challenges. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, SAP and other leading businesses are all part of the MapR ecosystem. For more information, visit

    MapR Technologies is an equal opportunity employer.

    Join a motivated, fast-moving team responsible for training the next generation of big data administrators and developers. The Technical Curriculum Developer role at MapR Technologies focuses on creating training courses for big data developers. In this role, you will create and maintain lab-driven courses that will be delivered by field instructors. Your instructor-led courses are then converted to an online, on-demand format in collaboration with an interactive team. You must be able to deliver your courses to MapR's training partners during a beta delivery, to "train the trainers" and to review your course flow and timing.


    The Technical Curriculum Developer creates two to three-day courses for instructor-led training delivery. Critical development tasks include writing highly technical course content, as well as creating and unit-testing lab exercises to support the training material and reinforce concepts and activities.


    • Design, develop and maintain training courses for big data developers and data scientists

    • Develop and unit-test clear, accurate, and relevant lab exercises that support the course learning goals

    • Assist with the creation of certification exams for developer courses

    • Support field trainers during course delivery as needed

    • Self-manage projects with high organization, reportability, and accountability

    • Develop strong working relationships with subject matter experts, inside and outside the company, to validate course design, relevance, and content

    • Deliver beta courses as part of honing/proofing a course; you may occasionally co-teach a class with a new training partner as they ramp up

    The successful candidate has the following skills:

    • Proven proficiency in Java programming

    • Working knowledge of Python, Scala, or both

    • Experience developing in Linux

    • Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases

    • Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word skills

    • The ability to write clear step-by-step instructions to meet a well-defined objective

    • Experience developing technical, programming-oriented courses for a developer audience

    • Excellent written communication and organizational skills, with focused attention to details and also, to overall technical scope in alignment with company objectives

    • The proven ability to work independently and meet schedules

    • The demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team

    The ideal candidate also has:

    • experience delivering instructor-led training courses

    • experience programming with Hadoop ecosystem components such as Apache HBase, MapReduce, or Apache Spark

    Please provide a portfolio of samples for a better chance at being considered for an interview.

    Annotate your portfolio to detail the specifics of your contribution to the various projects. For example, you wrote the labs, tested some labs, wrote course objectives, developed course slides and lab guide, worked with a vendor to create animations, managed the work of others, wrote a SOW for contract development that you managed, etc. Even if the portfolio project does not precisely match the job requirements, take the opportunity to demonstrate how it required corollary skills relevant to this role.

    MapR is an equal opportunity employer.