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Job Opening: Hortonworks Instructor                               

Sunset Learning Institute is seeking a Hortonworks Certified Instructor.

Technical consultant or instructor with previous experience working with Java technologies, database systems, and distributed systems. Responsible to help lead training delivery efforts and teaching others about Apache Hadoop and its ecosystem. Sr. Instructors will have specialized knowledge in multiple Hadoop ecosystem technologies. Responsible for delivering technical training to customers, partners, and internal audiences. On occasion, will be required to deliver customized training content tailored to a client’s needs. The ability to self-learn and training best practices and on occasion, mentor junior instructors and help with instructor on-boarding processes. This role requires some travel to varied locations. Ideally, the instructor’s home base will be in a Reston, VA or Denver, CO, which allows for the possibility of significantly reduced travel.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to teach complex technical concepts to highly technical and non-technical audiences 
  • Fluid communication and presentation skills
  • Solid knowledge of Hadoop and its expanding ecosystem
  • Experience with databases, distributed systems
  • Experience with Hadoop related instruction is required
  • Solid understanding of “Big Data” environments and processes such as data ingestion, ETL, database schema design, data analytics
  • Participate in instructor improvement efforts by identifying areas of instructor growth, present new ideas, mentor
  • Participate as SMEs to larger global instructor community
  • WIllingneed to travel up to 50% of the time

Technical skills

  • Experience with HDFS, YARN, Pig, Hive, Tez, HBase, Oozie, Ganglia, Ambari
  • Experience with one or more database systems such as Oracle, MySQL, DB2, MS SQL Server, HBase, MongoDB
  • Experience with SQL, DDL & DML, ER design
  • Experience or working knowledge of multiple common programming and scripting languages such as Java, C++, JavaScript, Bash Scripting
  • Experience with development environments such as Eclipse, Netbeans, or InteliJ
  • Experience or knowledge of cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services,
  • Microsoft Azure, or Rackspace
  • Experience in working within a Linux environment and basic POSIX commands and basic shell scripting
  • Knowledge of enterprise security such as Kerberos, SPNEGO, LDAP, POSIX security, SSL
  • Strong knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, http/https, ssh, ftp
  • Knowledge of web services such as REST & SOAP

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Job Opening: Cisco Instructor                                           

Sunset Learning Institute is seeking a Certified Cisco systems Instructor who will be based in its Denver, CO or Reston, VA locations.

Job Functions:

SLI Primary responsibilities include delivering classroom training and informal seminars on a variety of technical courses/topics, course development, and other special projects. Travel of up to 35% is required.

Candidates should hold a Certified Cisco systems Instructor (CCSI) certification and a current instructor-level CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Associate) certification. Teaching experience with a Cisco Learning Partner or as a contract instructor for a Cisco Learning Partner is preferred. Additional certification as a CCNP or CCVP is preferred.


Compensation depends on experience, and is competitive to industry positions requiring similar technical skills/certifications. Working at SLI provides unique opportunities for professional growth, which include access to state-of-the-art labs and interactions with a team of technical experts.

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Job Opening: Sales Support                                                                                                                         

Location: Reston, VA

As part of the Sunset Learning Institute sales team, you will be responsible for customer service, sales support, and day-to-day activities associated with assigned accounts. In this fast paced position, we expect a strong willingness to learn as our customers anticipate exceptional service. This position is a quintessential role within Sunset Learning Institute as it builds the foundation for success and growth.

This role will have assigned accounts for which they will be responsible for maintaining good relations while growing revenue.  Account management includes receiving customer correspondence, performing requested quotes, and achieving a quarterly sales goal.


  • Exceptional customer service skills.  Will be taking customer phone calls, responding to emails, and providing information as needed to assist in revenue growth
  • Support and aid the outside sales team
  • Data entry to build accurate customer records
  • Relationship management with customers to facilitate revenue growth
  • Correspondence with past customers in efforts to generate new business
  • Continually maintaining and growing knowledge of Cisco training, products, and technology focuses


  • College Degree or equivalent experience and technical training.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 1 – 2 years of relevant sales, account management, or customer service experience.
  • Exceptional listening, phone, customer service, organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and possess consultative selling skills.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of customers.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office Applications
  • Familiarity with SalesForce is recommended

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