Hadoop/HortonWorks 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 Hortonworks  

Ideal candidate will currently live in the greater Oakland, California 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





Job Overview:


As a Hadoop Administrator, you will be filling the role of a hands-on Hortonworks Hadoop Administration

Specialist for the industry-leading Data and Analytics Insight Practice at Perficient.   We are looking for someone who has the necessary technical expertise as well as adept understanding to for working within the solution and maintenance of big data cloud solutions. Working within this type of role requires you have a strong understanding of system administration, application integration, security configuration, script authoring, dev-ops, performance tuning and troubleshooting. This is a client-facing position which requires good communication and business acumen. In addition, we are looking for someone with a background in Agile DevOps, story-telling, prototyping, and sprint deployments.





  • Manage Hadoop and Spark cluster environments, on bare-metal, container/virtual, and cloud infrastructure, including service allocation and configuration for the cluster, capacity planning, performance tuning, and ongoing monitoring.
  • Work with data engineering related groups in the support of deployment of Hadoop and Spark jobs.
  • Work with IT Operations and Information Security Operations with monitoring and troubleshooting of incidents to maintain service levels.
  • Work with Information Security Vulnerability Management and vendors to remediate known impacting vulnerabilities.
  • Contribute to the evolving distributed systems architecture to meet changing requirements for scaling, reliability, performance, manageability, and cost.
  • Report utilization and performance metrics to user communities
  • Contributes to planning and implementation of new/upgraded hardware and software releases.
  • Responsible for monitoring the Linux, Hadoop, and Spark communities and vendors and report on important defects, feature changes, and or enhancements to the team.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for administration tasks. Identify approaches to efficiencies in resource utilization, provide economies of scale, and simplify support issues.




Required Qualifications:


  • 3+ years hands-on experience with supporting Linux production environments
  • 3+ years hands-on experience with supporting Hadoop and/or Spark ecosystem technologies in production
  • 3+ years of experience in End-to-End Cloud system solution design
  • 1+ year of hands on experience with supporting Hadoop in a cloud deployment (AWS, Azure, or Cloudbreak)
  • 3+ years hands-on experience with scripting with bash, perl, ruby, or python
  • 2+ years hands-on development / administration experience on Kafka, HBase, Solr, and Hue
  • Experienced with networking infrastructure including VLAN and firewalls
  • Proven track record with Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration
  • Proven track record with Hortonworks Distribution of Hadoop administration
  • Proven track record with troubleshooting YARN jobs
  • Proven track record with HBase Administration to include tuning
  • Proven track record with Apache Spark development and or administration


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Participate and lead in design sessions, demos and prototype sessions, testing and training workshops with business users and other IT associates
  • Ability to learn and develop skills as needed to support services outside of this job description and prove with prior examples
  • Hands-on experience with DevOps solutions like: Puppet, Cloud formation, Docker and some microservices
  • Familiarity with ETL and data transfer technologies like Talend, Informatica, SnapLogic and/or Nifi
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team, mentoring and training the junior team members
  • Working knowledge on building and working on/around data governance standards
  • Passion for working with open-source technologies as well as commercialized platforms



Preferred Education/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3+ years relevant experience or equivalent.

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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