Cloudera/Hadoop Administrator

2 weeks ago
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At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year.


About Data Analytics & Insights

DATA @ Perficient encompasses Enterprise, Master and Big Data (open source and vendor products), Discovery & Data Science. Perficient has been in this market for over 19 years and has delivered multi-million dollar projects for companies in healthcare, finance, energy and retail, to name a few. Working with this team is exciting, rewarding and educational.

When hiring, we look not only for technical proficiency fit but also for the best cultural match.



Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Hadoop Administrator with a strong focus on Cloudera  

Ideal candidate will currently live in the greater Boston, Massachusetts market.


(Candidate's should be also open to travel as needed.) 

Work will be conducted both remotely as well as at client locations.

*Perficient covers all travel related expenses including weekly flights, weekly hotels, meals, rental car, cell phone




  • Manage Hadoop applications in both virtual and physical on premise cluster environments while leading both backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) efforts for Hadoop data at the client site.
  • Manage and maintain the Cloudera Distribution Hadoop using Cloudera Manager and Cloudera Navigator consoles
  • Routine check-up, back-up and monitoring of the entire system
  • Planning for capacity upgrading, downsizing as and when the need arises
  • Manage the HDFS and ensuring it is working optimally at all times
  • Securing the Hadoop cluster using Sentry(work with Security Team)
  • Regulating the administration rights depending on job profile of users
  • Installing and designing monitoring tools that are critical for Hadoop systems and services.
  • Providing day-to-day support for development, support, and business analyst teams. 
  • Analyzing and debugging slow-running development, performance, and production jobs. 
  • Coordinating Root Cause Analysis (RCA) efforts to help minimize future system issues. 
  • Creating and publishing production metrics which includes system performance and reliability information to system owners and management teams. 
  • Partnering with the Linux Server Administration team in the administering of server hardware and operating systems. 
  • Define audit, data lineage and meta data capture for Cloudera Hadoop set up




Qualifications: (Knowledge, skills and abilities)

  • 3+ year as a Hadoop Administrator with hands on experience on Hadoop ecosystem, Spark, HDFS, HBase, Sqoop, Cloudera Manager, Cloudera Navigator, Hive and Impala.
  • 2+ years’ experience installing and configuring Cloudera Hadoop Clusters that includes a combination of the backup and recovery of HDFS File Systems (distributed filesystem java based).
  • Hands-on experience in working with Hadoop Cloudera Distribution platform
  • Full knowledge of Cloudera Hadoop Architecture and HDFS is a must
  • Cloudera Admin certification is a plus
  • 1+ year of proven experience working with, processing and managing large data sets (multi TB scale). 
  • 1+ year of experience in coding shell scripting in Python and Scala. 
  • 1+ year experience with advanced SQL query writing and data retrieval.
  • Experience in ETL development and Data Warehousing is plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


More About Perficient


Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 



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