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Hadoop Administrator

Location: Houston Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Contract To Hire


  • Participate in the design and integration of systems to provide a stable and cost-effective platform for Information Technology services. May act as Subject Matter Expert for some Linux or Microsoft based server OS technologies.
  • Provide intermediate to advanced advice in the area of servers, server high availability, server security, virtualization, and operating systems technology.
  • Practice and verify consistent application of policies, standards and procedures for servers, operating systems, and other hardware/software support within assigned team.
  • Provide support to technical Information Technology teams and may lead troubleshooting efforts. Participate in root cause analysis, problem isolation, and resolution.
  • Act as technical resource in projects and initiatives as assigned by manager.
  • Create and maintain documentation related to area of responsibilities.
  • Adhere to and propose improvements to processes and tools required to execute regular operational activities and life-cycle management of systems.
  • Technical day-to-day operational management and support of enterprise server and storage environments.
  • Participate in 24X7 on-call rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline; an equivalent combination of education, certifications and related work experience may be considered.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience managing and monitoring Hadoop Clusters.
  • 5+ years of experience in deploying and administering Hadoop Clusters.
  • Previous experience in production support for enterprise-grade systems/applications.
  • Proven real-world experience in managing YARN, Hive, Spark and HBase to effectively support a multi-tenants and multi-workloads cluster.
  • Experience in building and managing secured Hadoop cluster.
  • Experience in building and managing Hadoop cluster for HA (high availability).
  • Experience in troubleshooting and performance tuning Hadoop Clusters.
  • Experience in building enterprise-grade configuration and release management infrastructure to manage Hadoop cluster(s) at scale.
  • Well versed in the best practices of configuration and release management with proved record to establish repeatable process.
  • Skilled in Linux scripting, Java, and/or Python.
  • Well versed in network and server technologies that are crucial to support Hadoop cluster at scale.
  • Excellent customer service attitude, communication skills (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, analyze possible solutions, and determine best course of action to resolve.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Experience working in cross-functional, multi-location teams.