Sr Platform Engineer

  • location: Stamford, CT
  • type: Contract
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Sr Platform Engineer

job summary:
The position of Senior Platform Engineer plays critical role on the Platform Engineering team. The Platform Engineering team is responsible for deploying and managing multiple systems such as Hadoop, Kafka, ElasticSearch, Redis, and others which are used by other teams within the organization to build and run solutions. The team also performs R&D functions for new products and technologies, and evaluates systems which satisfy the ongoing needs of the enterprise.

location: Stamford, Connecticut
job type: Contract
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors

  • Design solutions with and manage, configure, and maintain one or several of the following components:

    • Hadoop Stack (Ambari, HDFS, HBase, Hive)
    • Kafka
    • ElasticSearch
    • Redis
    • OpenShift / Kubernetes
    • Camunda
    • (etc. - platform is evolving)
  • Train and assist others with using the components mentioned above
  • Design and implement HA and DR solutions
  • Design and implement data governance and security solutions
  • Implement monitoring for the component stack
  • Evaluate new products and technologies
  • Design new solutions for platform-wide problems, such as API security or data governance

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other technical field or equivalent work experience
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English
  • 2+ years of experience managing and configuring at least one of the products listed in the Summary of Responsibilities section above
  • Experience managing horizontally scalable clusters
  • Experience with DR and HA configuration and management
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring and optimization, as well as working with a variety of databases
  • 2+ years of Scala, Java or Python development experience
  • Experience with CI/CD automation and related tools
  • 4+ years of scripting experience
  • 6+ years of UNIX/Linux experience
  • Extensive hands-on experience solving business problems with software systems
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Open to learning and teaching others

  • Master's Degree
  • 2+ years of experience with Cloud computing, preferably AWS
  • 2+ years of Agile engineering experience
  • Understanding of how to design and apply security solutions to the products mentioned above
  • Experience with the Hortonworks stack
  • Experience with one or several of the following:

    • Camunda
    • Nifi
    • Pentaho Data Integration
    • OpenShift / Kubernetes
    • Jenkins
    • ELK
    • Grafana
    • Prometheus
  • Experience with monitoring products mentioned above for availability, performance, security, etc.
skills: The firm is in the process of re-inventing its technology infrastructure and moving to a cloud-centric, microservice-oriented, horizontally scalable model. This makes for a unique opportunity to work on a greenfield project using cutting edge software development technologies and methodologies. To this end we are looking for individuals who are accustomed to wearing many hats, like to work independently and take initiative, and who embrace change and innovation. We as a team are constantly learning and evolving and chances are you will work with technologies you have never encountered before.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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