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Kafka DevOps Engineer (Secret with CompTIA Sec + Cert)
Fort Meade, Maryland
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Applied on September 29, 2020
Job Id #43056 Posted August 25, 2020

Support the design and implement the Data Ingest pipeline

o Ensure throughput and capacity of Kafka Connect

o Normalize data feeds into a common schema for ingestion into Elastic and into mission partner systems

o Enrich data feeds with derived metadata

o Route incoming data feeds into topic topology

o Support the addition of new data sources

o Support changes in schemas

o Implement any data reduction strategies such as duplicate event aggregation

· Support the design, publishing and maintenance of schemas

o Schema design and optimization

o Maintain Schema Registry

o Work with mission partners to leverage schemas and data

· Develop connectors for non-standard data sources

· Manage Topics

o Establish naming conventions

o Design topic hierarchies

o Optimize and manage partitions

o Design and manage partition placement

o Handle partition balancing

· Support the development and implementation of automation

o Build out Ansible deployment of Confluent components

o Build out Ansible deployment of replication configuration

o Manage Ansible for operations (upgrades, scaling, etc.)

o Provide Ansible toolkit for mission partners

· Build User Defined Functions (UDF) to support real time streaming data processing & analytics in KSQL

· Build, optimize, and maintain KStreams processing jobs


Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/combined education, with 12+ years of experience; or 10+ years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree.

· Experience with Kafka

· Experience with RedHat Linux

· Experience with KSQL

· Experience with Ansible

· Experience with data architectures and data streaming


Desired (nice to have) Qualifications

· Experience with enterprise level architecture design and development

· Experience with container technologies

· Experience with multiple scripting/programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, etc.)

· Good Debugging Skills and troubleshooting skills

· Good written and oral communication skills

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