• Kafka Platform Engineer

    Job Location(s) US-MN-Minneapolis
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/26/2018 11:21 AM)
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    Technology Experts - Technical Consultant
  • Overview




    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. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


    Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Kafka Platform Engineer in our Minneapolis office located in Minneapolis, MN.


    Job Overview:


    As a Kafka Platform Engineer, you will participate in all aspects of the enterprise messaging platform development lifecycle which includes estimating, technical design, implementation, documentation, testing, deployment and support of application developed for our clients, taking direction from solution architects and Leads on development activities.




    • Works closely with Tech Leads and developers of various teams to assess existing problems and to come up with process improvement solutions
    • Identifies bottlenecks in coding development and deployment processes
    • Participates in planning delivery time, code quality, and process efficiency improvement projects
    • Executes on plan by building coding standardizations and automating processes for the organization
    • Surveys developers and technical members of the organization to understand their main pain points in the coding and development process
    • Collaborates with the rest of platform engineer/ developers team to deliver consistent and holistic solution to the organization



    • Minimum of 7 years of programming experience

    • Minimum of 3 years of Kafka platform experience

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline preferred

    • Experience in open source kafka, zookeepers, kafka connect, schema registry (avro schemas)

    • Experience with automation tools like provisioning using open shift, kubernetes , Docker , Chef.

    • Good knowledge in administration and operations of the kafka platform like provisioning, access lists (Kerberos)

    • Experience working in applications, systems or IT operations

    • Experience in agile methodology such as sprint planning and backlog grooming

    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills

    • Possesses working knowledge of two or more programming languages

    • Comfort with frequent, incremental code, and testing

    • Brings a high-energy and passionate outlook to the job and can influence those around them

    • Able to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable & effective workplace

    • Passion for innovation and “can do” attitude

    • Client facing or consulting experience highly preferred.

    • Skilled problem solvers with the desire and proven ability to create innovative solutions.

    • Flexible and adaptable attitude, disciplined to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to varied environments.

    • Future technology leaders- dynamic individuals energized by fast paced personal and professional growth.

    • Phenomenal communicators who can explain and present concepts to technical and non-technical audiences alike, including high level decision makers.

    • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Math, Engineering or comparable major.

    • Solid foundation in Computer Science, with strong competencies in java, .net, data structures, algorithms and software design.

    • Knowledge and experience in developing software using agile methodologies.

    • Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents.

    • Ability to communicate effectively via multiple channels (verbal, written, etc.) with technical and non-technical staff.

    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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