Senior Systems Administrator (Hadoop)
TEEMA Solutions Group - Glendale, CA

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Our clients Technical Operations Group is looking for a talented Systems Administrator to help design, build and maintain an expanding Business Intelligence Technology Program. Be a part of an amazing cross-functional team, infusing our clients office with a Silicon Valley culture of rapid innovation and development

The successful candidate will possess a work style that promotes progress through collaborative teamwork in a dynamic environment. Must be enthusiastically committed to delivering world-class technology solutions and the highest levels of customer service, be committed to continual process, product and performance improvements, be able to communicate with confidence, clarity, and honesty, take initiative and assume ownership of a wide variety of systems, processes & deliverables.

This position requires a strong technology background, Hadoop and Vertica expertise, excellent communication skills and experience in managing enterprise scale infrastructure and analytics applications. Successful candidates must be action oriented, capable of working on concurrent complex projects and able to communicate clearly and effectively to cross-functional teams and business audiences.

Skills required for this position:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or a related field, 5+ years Technology experience
5+ years of experience with Hadoop, Vertica and deployment of Java-based applications and services
5+ experience building and implementing large-scale distributed data processing solutions with solid understanding of server/storage technologies and ability to implement complex solutions
Experience working with large-scale analytical environments, such as Hadoop and MapReduce , analytic databases like Vertica, Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum, Aster Data, Paraccel
Integration/automation experience with Chef
Execution of software, platform, content and configuration upgrades as needed
Familiarity with virtualized server environments
Solid understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems and ability to install and configure operating systems packages
Understanding of network technology and communication principles
Strong analytical aptitude and problem solving skills to identify the root cause and implement the fix

*It would be great if you also had: *

Knowledge and experience of analytics solutions and processes in web analytics is a big plus
Experience with and knowledge of multiple Data Warehouse / Data Mart architectures
Familiarity with large scale multi-terabyte environments or experience with distributed systems is a plus
Vertica Application Administration and Operational Support is a plus
Vertica Application Architecture expertise is a plus (structure, data, eco system)

What you will be doing:

Hadoop Application Administration, Job Management and Operational Support
Hadoop Application Architecture expertise (structure, data, eco system)
Work with the core architecture team to design, build and maintain systems and storage infrastructure that houses large-scale BI/Analytics/Reporting Applications
Recognize and manage technical dependencies and/or limitations that impact analytic work
Actively question and challenge customers to understand their requirements and reach the best solutions, near term and long term
Understand and adhere to design and documentation standards for infrastructure builds (servers, network and storage/database)
Perform technical proof of concepts
Maintain uptime requirements with highly available clusters
Improve automated monitoring and failure recovery
Benchmark and tune Analytics clusters
Manage backups for key data stores
Support configuring, sizing, tuning and monitoring analytic clusters
Implement security and regulatory compliance measures
Streamline cluster scaling and configuration
On-call support is required

Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.