Systems Administrator

  • location: Hartford, CT
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $120,000 - $135,000 per hour
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Systems Administrator

job summary:
We are currently seeking an Operations Engineer with demonstrated proficiency and experience in design, implementation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of our messaging infrastructure to join our team. The ideal candidate has a background in Systems Administration and evolved into messaging queue technologies.

  • Stand up and administer on-premise Kafka cluster
  • Provide expertise in Kafka brokers, zookeepers, Kafka connect, schema registry, KSQL, Rest proxy and Kafka control center
  • Ensure optimum performance, high availability and stability of solutions
  • Create topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts and has good knowledge of best practices
  • Create stubs for producers, consumers and consumer groups for helping onboard applications from different languages/platforms
  • Provide administration and operations of the Kafka platform like provisioning, access lists Kerberos and SSL configurations
  • Use automation tools including Docker, Jenkins and/or BitBucket
  • Ability to perform data related benchmarking, performance analysis and tuning
  • Strong skills in In-memory applications, Database Design, Data Integration
  • Participate in design and capacity review meetings around Kafka usage
  • Set up security on Kafka
  • Provide naming conventions, backup & recovery and problem determination strategies for projects
  • Monitor, prevent and troubleshoot security related issues
  • Provide strategic vision in engineering solutions that touch the messaging queue aspect of the infrastructure
 
location: Hartford, Connecticut
job type: Contract
salary: $120,000 - 135,000 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Stand up and administer on-premise Kafka cluster
  • Provide expertise in Kafka brokers, zookeepers, Kafka connect, schema registry, KSQL, Rest proxy and Kafka control center
  • Ensure optimum performance, high availability and stability of solutions
  • Create topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts and has good knowledge of best practices
  • Create stubs for producers, consumers and consumer groups for helping onboard applications from different languages/platforms
  • Provide administration and operations of the Kafka platform like provisioning, access lists Kerberos and SSL configurations
  • Use automation tools including Docker, Jenkins and/or BitBucket
  • Ability to perform data related benchmarking, performance analysis and tuning
  • Strong skills in In-memory applications, Database Design, Data Integration
  • Participate in design and capacity review meetings around Kafka usage
  • Set up security on Kafka
  • Provide naming conventions, backup & recovery and problem determination strategies for projects
  • Monitor, prevent and troubleshoot security related issues
  • Provide strategic vision in engineering solutions that touch the messaging queue aspect of the infrastructure
 
qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience required
  • Experience on recovery in Kafka
  • 2 or more years of experience in developing/customizing messaging related monitoring tools/utilities
  • Good programming knowledge/experience with one or more languages (ex. Java, node.js, python)
  • Considerable experience in implementing Kerberos Security
  • Ability to support systems using 24x7 on-call rotation
  • Experience implementing and administering/managing technical solutions in large-scale system implementations
 
skills:
  • Strong critical thinking skills to evaluate alternatives and present solutions that are consistent with business objectives and strategy
  • Ability to manage tasks independently and take ownership of responsibilities
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven track record to automate

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