Contract Kafka Administrator
iSphere is looking for a Kafka (Streaming Platform Administrator) for a 6+ month opportunity in Houston, TX. Our consultant will be accountable for setting up and managing an enterprise Confluent Kafka environment on premise and in the cloudndash based on business and IT requirements of security, performance, supportability, auditability. The consultant in this role is also responsible for ongoing monitoring of the streaming environment and provides support. . Responsibilities may include bullSolution consulting and building proof of concepts on -Realtime solutions -Message based integration -Event based architectures bullEstablishing, Documenting and evangelizing development standards bullMonitor the performance of the systems and ensure high uptime and provide 247 support. bullDeploy new and maintain existing Kafka cluster environments on Cloud or on-prem. bullHandle all Kafka environment builds, including design, capacity planning, cluster setup, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring. bullResearch and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. bullCreation of key performance metrics, measuring the utilization, performance and overall health of the cluster. bullProactively monitor and setup alerting mechanism for Kafka Cluster and supporting hardware to ensure system health and maximum availability bullProven ability to lead multiple high priorities initiative with aggressive timelines leveraging an agile framework. bullWork closely with the various teams to make sure that all the Kafka topics are highly available and performing as expected. bullWork with Analytics Innovations COE and business analysts on designing and running technology proof of concepts on Kafka platforms bullResponsible for the security management of the platforms. Required Skills bull5+ years of solid Hands-on Kafka Administration experience in managing critical 247 applications bullDesign, build, assemble, and configure the application or technical architecture components using business requirements bullProficiency in Confluent Kafka platform design, installation, operation, and the best practices for the below components -Kafka Brokers -Kafka Zookeepers -Confluent Kafka ConnectConnectors -Confluent REST Proxy -Confluent Schema Registry -Confluent KSQLKSQLDB -Confluent Control Center -Confluent Security Settings -Confluent RBAC for Active Directory AuthenticationAuthorization bullExperience in using JMX for Kafka monitoring and performance tuning. bullFamiliar with the Kafka message level, transportation level and data at rest security. bullExperience in implementing security authorization (permission-based) on Kafka cluster. bullExperience in open-source Kafka, Zookeepers, Kafka connect, schema registry Avro schemas. bullHigh availability cluster setup, maintenance, and ongoing support bullCreate topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts Has good knowledge of best practices bullHands-on experience in creating a backup mirroring of Kafka Cluster brokers, broker sizing, topic sizing, hw sizing, performance monitoring, broker security, topic security, consumerproducer access management (ACL). bullKnowledge of Kafka API (development experience is a plus) bullKafka DRHA cluster setup experience including Cluster Replication settings is a plus bullHands-on experience in Elastic ELK Stack Cluster setup, administration for Kafka Cluster Monitoring including integration with other systems like ServiceNow using the Elastic Webhook. bullOpen to learning new technologies at a fast pace. bullAbility to document complex technical details about Kafka and other technologies as part of solution delivery. Preferred bullBachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Information Technology or other related technical discipline bull1+ years of experience with AWS analytics stack bull2+ years of experience architecting streaming applicationsSolutions bull1+ years of Oil and Gas Industry Experience bullConfluent Kafka Certification is a plus bullKnowledge of enterprise databases andor data warehouse platforms such as Oracle, SQL Server or Teradata bullAutomation experience with Python, PowerShell or a similar technology bullExperience with source controlautomated deployment using CICD technologies. Useful technologies include GitJenkinsAnsible bullExperience with complex networking infrastructure including firewalls, VLANs, and load balancers iSphere provides our potential consultants with direct access to top area clients and decision makers frequently resulting in a quicker interview and hiring process. For our selected candidates, our recruiters provide resume and career coaching, interview preparation, knowledge of local compensation trends, and try to get to know you as a person all while providing as clear and consistent communication with you as possible. Many of our consulting roles offer the possibility to transition to staff assignments with our client companies for those candidates that are interested and can serve as an excellent chance to try an environment out before making a long-term career commitment to an organization. iSphere offers several choices of major medical plans as well as the opportunity to participate in 401K and profit sharing plans.Client access, flexibility, and support for your long-term goals get more at iSphereAbout iSphereBuilding on a foundation of individual care and commitment for over 20 years, iSphere continues to grow by setting the standard for better service to both our IT consultants and the clients we serve. As Corporate and Government solution strategists and architects, iSphere provides innovative products, professional services, and staff to help private and public sector clients achieve their goals and transform their technology driven business models. Clients partner with us to deliver successful business-IT strategy, top technology systems and bright IT talent. Partners to the energy and financial trading, healthcare, education, and government sectors, iSpherersquos team of skilled consultants are experts at solving business and technology challenges with advanced IT solutions. With an unflagging work ethic, a cohesive team, and a passion for innovative service and solutions, our clients know they can depend on iSphere.
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