Big Data - Red Hat Administrator

Sterling, Virginia
Jul 25, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
Full Time

Job Summary/Company:

Do you want to work in a high energized work environment that will put you in the same place as the top talent in the industry? We are looking for a Big Data Engineer or Red Hat Administrator who will work with a small team responsible for building, deploying, and supporting large big data platforms. If you have experience with the administration of Hadoop clusters, and are excited about working for a company that excels at what they do and provides competitive benefits, then reach out and apply today! 


  • Work on large scale clusters spanning multiple data centers 
  • Design and build multi-tenant solutions 
  • Deploy and test out new technologies
  • Utilize operational best practices for operation of large Hadoop clusters 
  • Contribute actively to improve Hadoop environments 
  • Optimize and tune the Hadoop environments to meet performance requirements 
  • Lead Hadoop developers in building best practices for Warehouse and Analytics environments 
  • Investigate and architect emerging technologies into the Hadoop ecosystem 
  • Perform capacity planning and solution review
  • Maintain all applicable STIGs and apply IAVA patches for the big data cluster in accordance with customer guidance 

Qualifications/Background Profile: 

  • Position requires 7 years of work experience 
  • Position requires experience with design, deployment, maintenance, and administration of Hadoop clusters 
  • Position requires Red Hat administration experience, preferably RHEL/CentOS 7
  • Position requires experience with at least two of the following: Shell, Perl, Python, or Java
  • Position requires knowledge of metric collection for monitoring and altering
  • Position prefers experience with MapR
  • Position prefers a degree in Computer Science, Information systems, Engineering, or Mathematics 
  • Position prefers experience with Kerberos, networking solutions (Cisco, Juniper, etc.), information security, and encryption technologies 
  • Position requires a U.S. citizenship and a clearance 

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

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