Jr. Hadoop Administrator


  • Database backup and recovery
  • Database connectivity and security
  • Performance monitoring
  • Disk space management
  • Software patches and upgrades
  • Automation of manual tasks
  • File system management and monitoring
  • Develop processes, tools, and documentation in support of production operations including code migration
  • Software installation and configuration
  • HDFS support and maintenance
  • Manage and review Hadoop log files
  • Performance tuning of Hadoop clusters and Hadoop routines
  • Screening Hadoop cluster job performances and capacity planning
  • Monitoring Hadoop cluster connectivity and security
  • Diligently teaming with the infrastructure, network, database, application and business intelligence teams to guarantee high data quality and availability
  • Loading large data volumes in a timely manner
  • Evaluate new software, hardware and infrastructure solutions
  • Be the Point of Contact for production issues and alerts and resolve the issues in a timely manner
  • Be the Point of Contact for Vendor escalation
  • Work with the business intelligence team to build the Hadoop platform infrastructure reference architecture
  • Work with data delivery teams to setup new Hadoop users
  • This job includes setting up Linux users, setting up Kerberos principals and testing HDFS, Hive, Pig and Map Reduce access for the new users

Required Skills

  • Understanding all components of the platform infrastructure in order to analyze impact of alerts and other system messages
  • Knowledge in networking to troubleshoot and isolate infrastructure issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and persuasion skills; able to collaborate and engage effectively with technical and non-technical resources, speaking the language of the business

Required Experience

  • 1-3 years of overall industry experience, with 1-2 + years in Big data, Hadoop and Hadoop-ecosystems
  • 1-3 years experience supporting databases and Linux operating system platform
  • 1-2 years experience with scripting & automation – shell or other language
  • 1-2 years experience with SQL
  • 1-3 years experience with the entire Software
  • Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and hands on experience with monitoring tools
  • Experienced in deployment and administration of different Hadoop distributions for leading organizations that had an enterprise-scale solutions architecture and implementation HDP (HortonWorks Data Platform) Certified Administrator preferred
  • Experienced in design and deployment architectures with broad understanding of the components of Hadoop and Hadoop-eco system architecture
  • Experience in design and implementation of security for Hadoop and Hadoop eco-system applications
  • Experience in building the monitoring environment for Hadoop clusters using vendor provided tools and open source tool
  • Experienced in anticipating problems and taking decisive action to solve issues with minimal impact on development clusters and production clusters
  • Experience installing and maintaining development tools (i.e. source control, testing tools & collaboration tools)
  • Experience using AWS EC2 a plus
  • Experience and exposure to our existing BI toolset (Terredata, Cognos, SQLServer, Paraccel, DataStage) a plus
  • Retail industry and E-commerce experience a plus

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience in a related field
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