Radiant Digital

Platform/System Engineer- Kafka Administrator-24160

System Engineer in Irving, TX

Posted 2019-10-29

As a Kafka Administrator, you will be responsible for assisting with the design, architecture, implementation, and on-going support of Arity’s Kafka clusters on on-prem/AWS.


Manage large scale multi-node Kafka cluster environments residing on AWS.
Handle all Kafka environment builds, including design, capacity planning, cluster setup, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring.
Perform high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for the Kafka Cluster.
Creation of key performance metrics, measuring the utilization, performance and overall health of the cluster.
Capacity planning and implementation of new/upgraded hardware and software releases as well as for storage infrastructure.
Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks.
Ability to closely calibrate with product managers and lead engineers.
Provide guidance in the creation and modification of standards and procedures
Proactively monitor and setup alerting mechanism for Kafka Cluster and supporting hardware to ensure system health and maximum availability
Proven ability to lead multiple high priorities initiative with aggressive timelines leveraging an agile framework.
Comfortable performing in a fast-paced, dynamic and ambiguous business environment.
Ability to concentrate on a wide range of loosely defined complex situations, which require creativity and originality, where guidance and counsel may be unavailable.
Demonstrated a product mindset with an ability to set forward-thinking and direction.

5+ years of solid Kafka Admin experience in managing critical 24/7 applications
Design, build, assemble, and configure the application or technical architecture components using business requirements.
Hands-on experience with Kafka clusters hosted on Amazon cloud is a plus.
Experience in Kafka builds pipelines using Ansible, Cloud formation templates, shells etc.
Exposure to Hortonworks HDP and HDF is a big plus
Exposure to Ni-Fi, Flink is a big plus
Experience in Jenkins, GitHub
Experience in implementing security & authorization (permission-based) on Kafka cluster.
Experience in open-source Kafka, zookeepers, Kafka connect, schema registry Avro schemas.
High availability cluster setup, maintenance, and ongoing support
Create topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts Has good knowledge of best practices
Exposure to Kafka APIs
Hands-on experience in standing up and administrating Kafka platform which includes creating a backup & mirroring of Kafka Cluster brokers, broker sizing, topic sizing, h/w sizing, performance monitoring, broker security, topic security, consumer/producer access management(ACL)
Knowledge of Kafka API (development experience is a plus)
Provide technical expertise and guidance to production support staff.
Involvement with grouping/clustering and high volume systems.
Handle all Kafka environment builds, including design, capacity planning, cluster setup, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring.
Manage large scale multi-node cluster environments residing on OnPerm/AWS
Perform high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for the Kafka cluster
Knowledge of best practices related to security, performance, and disaster recovery.
Proven track record of sound, effective decision making.
Excellent listening and communication skills.
o Must be able to communicate technical information clearly, able to ‘translate’ between diverse groups of technical and non-technical individuals.
o Ability to synthesize large amounts of complex data into meaningful conclusions and present recommendations to a vast array of individuals.
o Partner with business units in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions.
o Ability to structure documents to effectively communicate with senior leadership and drive alignment and decision making.
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree Preferred.

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