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Sr. Infrastructure Analyst
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on March 26, 2023
Job Id #59556 Posted September 28, 2022

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • This position will help build and support multiple kafka environments (i.e., EMB, SLT) used to stream operational data as well as security data.

Ideal Background:

  • Built, deployed, and supported multiple Kafka clusters using IaC (Infrastructure-as-Code) best practices
  • Developed automated processes within and around Kafka to help supplement the service
  • Experience working with multiple teams to build and architect data pipeline solutions where Kafka will be involved.

Top Requirements:

  • Kafka Clustering & Administration
  • Experience with Linux/Unix and system management
  • IaC (Infrastructure-as-Code) experience with Virtual/Physical Servers using Chef, Ansible, Jenkins, Artifactory, etc.

Team and Team size:

  • The EMB team currently consists of 3 members (2 onshore, 1 offshore).

Top Responsibilities:

  • Consult with inquiring teams on how to leverage Kafka within their pipelines
    - Architect, Build and Support existing and new Kafka clusters via IaC
  • Partner with Splunk teams to route traffic through Kafka by utilizing open-source agents and collectors deployed via Chef
  • Remediate any health issues within Kafka
  • Automate (where possible) any operational processes on the team
  • Create new and/or update monitoring dashboards and alerts as needed
  • Manage a continuous improvement / continuous development (CI/CD) pipeline
  • Perform PoC’s on new components to expand/enhance team’s Kafka offerings

Skills/attributes Required

  • Kafka Clustering & Administration
  • Experience with Linux/Unix and system management
  • IaC (Infrastructure-as-Code) experience with Virtual/Physical Servers using Chef, Ansible, Jenkins, Artifactory, etc.
  • Understanding of Git workflows, continuous improvement / continuous development (CI/CD) concepts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong technical acumen
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience working in Agile/Lean methodologies

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • Knowledge and experience with Splunk, Elastic, Kibana and Grafana
  • Knowledge and experience with log collection agents such as Open-Telemetry, Fluent Bit, FluentD, Beats and LogStash.
  • Knowledge and experience with Kubernetes / Docker
  • Knowledge and experience with Kafka-Connect
  • Knowledge and experience with AWS or Azure
  • Knowledge and experience with Streaming Analytics

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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