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Technical Specialist - Hadoop

orlando, FL 32819

Posted: 09/10/2018 Industry: Data Development / Management Job Number: 6399

Are you familiar with one of the world’ s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information?   Are you also a Hadoop Specialist looking for an innovative and exciting opportunity in the Entertainment Industry? 

ektello  is looking a Hadoop Specialist for one of our top multimedia clients in Orlando, FL. Our client boasts an impressive portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, world-renowned theme parks, a prominent motion picture company, and much more.


  • Monitor and maintain all the data platform and analytical processes which includes the Hadoop Data Lake ecosystem. 
  • This is a support administration role with the potential of some development responsibilities on minor enhancements and break/fixes. 
  • Ensure all system issues are resolved in a timely manner. 
  • Leverage standard Issue, Problem and Change Management ITIL toolset in tracking and providing status on support work activities. 
  • Coordinate the necessary operations documentation and standards required for compliance and identified best practices.  
  • Perform all software upgrades and patching partnering with the necessary Infrastructure teams. 
  • Provide work estimates as needed. 
  • Facilitate and lead meetings with end users. 
  • Keeps management, team members and business stakeholders informed of critical issues, status, changes, etc. 

  • 5+ years of experience in development or operational support of Enterprise BI analytics systems.
    • Core understanding of EDW architecture.
    • Strong SQL skills in RDBMS platform (MSsql, DB2, etc.)
  • 2+ years of experience in operational support of Linux server OS.
    • RedHat 6 or higher certified administrator preferred.
    • JDBC and ODBC connections.
    • Ability to read/interpret Java.
  • Ability to produce high quality technical documentation.
  • Strong knowledge of Agile project management methodologies/processes.
  • Able to understand and interpret Entity-Relationship, logical and physical data models.
  • Able to work with various platforms and databases (i.e. DB2, SQL Server).  Able to write complex SQL and leverage backend databases.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation and available to work off-hours and weekends.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to make effective decisions while working through complex system issues.
  • Must be able to utilize and effectively communicate functional and technical components of an initiative to applicable parties both verbally and through documentation.    
  • Attention to detail, good analytical and problem solving skills and critical thinking
  • Self-starter/motivator and have a proactive, agile and strategic mindset.
  • Bachelor’ s degree or higher in a computer science field.


  • 7+ years of demonstrated experience working as part of large Information Technology teams and/or consulting organizations partnering with clients/business groups to support complex Big Data platform or BI analytics environment.
  • 2+ years of experience in installation and administration of Hadoop ecosystem.
  • 2+ years of experience in the data integration with Hadoop ecosystem.
    • Certifications in Horton Works HDP and HDF administration or development preferred.
    • Experience in operational support of HDFS and edge application including Hive (TEZ, LLAP), Spark, Ranger, HBase, Knox, Kerberos.
    • Experience with Nifi as ETL tool is preferred.
    • Strong skill set in troubleshooting and resolving HDFS cluster issues using Ambari.


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