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Kafka Administrator

  • Location: Charlotte, 60062
  • Salary: 0.0
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

Title: Kafka Administrator

Type: Permanent - FTE

Location: Remote 

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 AWS.  
  • Manage large scale multi-nodes 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
  • Create topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts
  • Proactively monitor and setup alerting mechanism for Kafka Cluster and supporting hardware to ensure system health and maximum availability
  • Perform high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for the Kafka cluster
  • Handle all Kafka environment builds, including design, capacity planning, cluster setup, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring.
  • Manage large scale multi-nodes cluster environments residing on AWS
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to production support staff.
  • Partner with business units in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions.

 

Job Qualifications

  • 2+ years of solid Kafka Admin experience in managing critical 24/7 applications
  • Design, build, assemble, and configure application or technical architecture components using business requirements.
  • Hands-on experience with Kafka clusters hosted on Amazon cloud is a plus.
  • Experience in Kafka build pipelines using Ansible, Cloud formation templates, shells etc.
  • 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
  • Has good knowledge of best practices
  • 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)
  • Knowledge of best practices related to security, performance, and disaster recovery.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a product mindset with an ability to set forward thinking and direction.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.  
  • Must be able to communicate technical information clearly, able to ‘translate’ between diverse groups of technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of complex data into meaningful conclusions and present recommendations to a vast array of individuals.
  • Ability to structure documents to effectively communicate with senior leadership and drive alignment and decision making.
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to offer why one technical solutions is more preferable than another.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex concepts.
  • Ability to lead a group of employees (directly or indirectly).
  • Ability to work in a team environment in a collaborative manner.
  • Proven track record of sound, effective decision making.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree Preferred.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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