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Senior Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 18-02023
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 03/07/2018
 The Board's Division of Information Technology (IT) seeks a Senior Systems Engineer with hands-on experience in deploying, configuring, maintaining and supporting the Board's Linux environment and Cloudera Hadoop clusters. The candidate will be responsible for performing the following tasks:
•             Build/Install new Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers. Experience with VMWare virtualization
•             Configure OS and provision server with memory, disk and CPUs
•             Provide System Administration (SA) and assist client troubleshooting application running on the Linux systems
•             Deploy OS patches using Puppet or other patch management  tool
•             Provide System Administration and management of Cloudera Hadoop clusters in production and test environments
•             Solid understanding of YARN, MapReduce, Spark and HDFS
•             Extensive knowledge of Cloudera Manager features such as configuration management, resource management, reports, alerts and logging
•             Experience in investigating, analyzing, diagnosing, tuning and resolving Cloudera Hadoop issues
•             Employ "best practices” for deploying and maintaining Cloudera Hadoop ecosystem
Technology Skills:
•             OS - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7+
•             Configuration and System Management System - Puppet 4+
•             Authentication and Authorization:  Centrify, LDAP, Kerberos and Active Directory
•             Scripting using Python
•             Analytic Computing: SAS, R, Stata, Matlab
•             Hadoop:  Cloudera version 5.11
•             Virtualization: VMware, KVM, or OpenStack
•             Analytics Computing: SAS, R, Stata, Matlab
Soft Skills: 
•             Persistent history of self-learning and experience with Linux administration and related technologies
•             Strong background in scripting and code development
•             Creative problem solving
•             Excellent oral and written communication skills