Data Administrator, Data Lake Operations (Big Data)

Avalere Health LLC
Washington, DC
May 11, 2017
May 22, 2017
Full Time
Avalere Health is seeking an experienced Big Data and SAS Administrator. As part of the firm's IT group, the primary function of this position is to perform administration and support the data related tools that various stakeholders within the company work with including SAS, Hadoop, Redshift The administrator will work heavily with Avalere's Data Analytics Practice. The position will report to the Director of Engineering and Information Technology. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:Responsible for the overall availability of the SAS tools and software environmentsPerforms SAS software administration; including software configuration, updates, patches, and hot-fixes and license renewals as needed on Linux / Redhat (RHEL) platformsManage metadata identities, users, groups, and rolesUses SAS Management Console to define connections to data sources, define libraries, and create metadata objects and folder structureExperience using Scala, Python, R and TableauThe ability to work with business groups to understand requirements, workflows and system trade-offs.System design and modeling skills (eg, domain driven design, data modeling, API design)Event-based/reactive architectures and message passing (eg message based patterns for orchestration and integration)Creates policies and procedures and updates documentation to meet compliance requirements Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements:Top consideration will be given to candidates with the following: 5+ years' hands-on experienceExperience with Amazon Infrastructure Experience (AWS); including administration and deployment of data platforms in AWSExperience administering one or more applications that are part of the SAS Customer Intelligence platformExperience with the installation and maintenance of SAS in complex environments such as High Availability (multiple machine, multi-tiered environment), SAS Grid computing, SPD Server (SPDS), Hadoop, and In-memory processingBase SAS and Advanced SAS CertificationExperience with IT automation and DevOps approaches using tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.Experience working with the enterprise service management ITIL processes (Service, Incidents, Changes, Configuration items)3+ years of experience with a strong understanding of Big Data technologies in the Hadoop ecosystem - Hive, HDFS, MapReduce, Yarn, Kafka, Pig, RedShift, Spark, etc.In-depth understanding of managing security and permissionsExperience creating and implementing complex Data ArchitecturesSolid understanding of data quality, data management, data visualization, and predictive analytics conceptsExcellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to formulate and communicate ideas, technical concepts, and best practices to varied audiences including colleagues, users, and managementExcellent organization and time management skillsIntellectual curiosity coupled with quick learning ability Additional Skills and Competencies: Experience working with HIPAA or health dataExperience with other SAS tools such as Enterprise Guide, Data Miner, and database connections using Hadoop, Greenplum, and RedshiftHow to Apply:All applications should be submitted through the Careers section of our website at Please submit copies of the following application materials: Cover letterResume Candidates should be prepared for an interview exercise that aligns with the requirements of the position as a part of the in person interview process. Avalere Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.