Technical Specialist – Lead Hadoop System Administrator

Website Mayo Clinic

Do you have Hadoop/Linux system administration experience? As part of Mayo Clinic’s Unified Data Platform, we are looking for someone to provide technical leadership to our system administration and operations team. This team provides application and operating system operational support for Hadoop, Hortonworks DataFlow, IBM Streams, and ElasticSearch. Problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to work across teams are required skills in addition to extensive technical experiences.

From the job posting:
The IT Tech Specialist 1 works as a Lead Hadoop and other Distributed Computing Systems Administrator on the Big Data Technology Services Team. This position is responsible for the following job duties: Proactively develop monitoring strategies for our Hortonworks Hadoop, DataFlow and ElasticSearch implementations. Provide technical leadership regarding new Big Data software implementations on premise and in the cloud. Work with Office of Information Security to establish security requirements and process around Big Data technologies. Participate in system technical reviews and system technical design to improve Big Data processes. Consulting and mentoring of staff in and outside of the Big Data Technology Services team. Lead training and documentation of team/system processes. Participation in an on-call rotation.

The preferred candidate will have at least five years of Linux System Administration experience, as well as at least two years of Hadoop or other Distributed Computing System Administration experience. Past administration of some type of data ingest technology, such as database administration, Apache NiFi or Enterprise-grade ETL tooling required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with staff of all experience levels in addition to enterprise architects and executive leadership. The preferred candidate will also have experiences in supporting ElasticSearch or other Lucene-based search technology. Experience securing a Hadoop cluster and leveraging Kerberos and Active Directory with Hadoop is preferred.

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