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Apache Kafka Administrator

Publish Date: Dec 20, 2021

Location: Anchorage, AK, US-US

Company: Atos

Systems Engineer – (Apache Kafka Administrator)


Work Location Las Vegas, NV Primary


Job Responsibilities

The primary objective of the Kafka Administrator is to develop and maintain the corporate messaging infrastructure ensuring message delivery, security, retention, and recoverability of the topics and messages. In this role, the Kafka Admin will design, build, test, and deploy quality messaging and streaming solutions that are consistent with project objectives, technology architecture standards and departmental best practices. The Kafka admin will design and implement event sourcing strategies, administer enterprise-wide messaging architecture, and provide daily management of Kafka eco-system.


Job Requirements


• 5+ 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 ROSA in AWS and on-prem K8 Open Shift platform

• Experience in building Kafka pipelines using Terraform, Ansible, Cloud formation templates, shells etc.

• Experience in implementing security & authorization (permission based) on Kafka cluster.

• Aid System Administrators with setting up Kafka platform in provisioning, access lists Kerberos and SSL configurations.

• Experience in setting standards to automate deployments using Kubernetes, Docker, Chef or Jenkins

• Experience in open source and confluence Kafka, zookeepers, Kafka connect, schema registry, KSQL, Rest proxy and Kafka Control center.

• Experience in Kafka Mirror Maker or Confluent Replicator

• Experience in High availability cluster setup, maintenance and ongoing 24/7 support

• Establish best practice standards for configuring Source and Sink connectors.

• Hands on experience in standing up and administrating Kafka platform from scratch 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.

• 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.

• Ability to synthesize large amounts of complex data into meaningful conclusions and present recommendations.

• Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working with high demands and short deadlines that leads to working after hours.

• Must have excellent communications and interpersonal skills

Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage