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Kafka Streaming Platform Administrator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/02/2020
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
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    (17/03/20)
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The Role:
Ideal candidate:
* Someone with experience deploying new and can maintain existing Kafka cluster environments on Cloud or on-prem.
* They can handle all Kafka environment builds, including design, capacity planning, cluster setup, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring.
* Experience where they have proactively monitored and setup alerting mechanism for Kafka Cluster and supporting hardware to ensure system health and maximum availability * Experience with researching and recommending innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks * Experience with creation of key performance metrics, measuring the utilization, performance and overall health of the cluster.

Other responsibilities:
* Proven ability to lead multiple high priorities initiative with aggressive timelines leveraging an agile framework.
* Work closely with the various teams to make sure that all the Kafka topics are highly available and performing as expected.
* Work with Analytics Innovations COE and business analysts on designing and running technology proof of concepts on Kafka platforms * Responsible security management of the platforms * Solution consulting and building proof of concepts on o Realtime solutions o Message based integration o Event based architectures.
* Establishing, Documenting and evangelizing development standards * Monitor the performance of the systems and ensure high up-time and provide 24/7 support.


Basic/Required:
* 3+ years of solid Hands-on Kafka Admin experience in managing critical 24/7 applications * Design, build, assemble, and configure the application or technical architecture components using business requirements * Proficiency in Confluent Kafka platform design, installation, operation, and the best practices for the below components:
o Kafka Broker
o Kafka Zookeeper
o Kafka Connect/Connectors
o Confluent REST Proxy
o Confluent Schema Registry
o Confluent KSQL
o Confluent Control Center
* Experienced at the Kafka monitor and performance turning * Familiar with the Kafka message level, transportation level and data at rest security.
* Experience in implementing security & authorization (permission-based) on Kafka cluster.
* Experience in open-source Kafka, zookeepers, Kafka connect, schema registry Avro schemas.
* High availability cluster setup, maintenance, and ongoing support * Create topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts Has good knowledge of best practices * Hands-on experience in creating a backup & mirroring of Kafka Cluster brokers, broker sizing, topic sizing, h/w sizing, performance monitoring, broker security, topic security, consumer/producer access management (ACL).
* Knowledge of Kafka API (development experience is a plus)

Preferred:
* 1+ years of experience with AWS analytics stack * 1+ years of experience architecting streaming applications/Solutions * 1+ years of Oil and Gas Industry Experience * Knowledge of enterprise databases and/or data warehouse platforms such as Oracle, SQL Server or Teradata * Automation experience with Python, PowerShell or a similar technology * Experience with source control and automated deployment. Useful technologies include Git, Jenkins, and Ansible * Experience with complex networking infrastructure including firewalls, VLANs, and load balancers * Ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently with the customer * Ability to work with business and technology users to define and gather reporting and analytics requirements * Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills * Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable, and standing up for what is right * Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals * Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

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