• Senior Systems Engineer

    Location US
    Posted Date 1 day ago(6/17/2018 9:22 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Information Technology - Systems Engineer
  • About NFF

    NFF provides a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance (medical, prescription, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401 (k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter benefits, and educational assistance. Please visit the careers page of our website ( for more details.



    About this Position / Responsibilities

    Systems and Telecommunications / Senior Systems Engineer:


    Our Client’s Division of Information Technology (IT) seeks a Senior Systems Engineer with hands-on experience in deploying, configuring, maintaining and supporting the client’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

    NFF Disclosures

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law. NFF is subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations and affirmative action. In order to comply with these laws, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your gender, race and ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information will be kept confidential and will only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual. This information will not be shared with hiring managers, will be kept separate from your application data and will not affect any employment decisions.


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