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Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:04 AM


About the Job



  • Experience installing, upgrading, configuring, and maintaining a Hadoop cluster.

  • Responsible for implementation and ongoing administration of Hadoop infrastructure of some or all of the big data systems

  • Cluster maintenance as well as creation and removal of nodes.

  • HDFS support and maintenance.

  • Setup security using Kerberos and AD on Hortonworks clusters.

  • Setting up Linux users, setting up Kerberos principals and testing HDFS, Hive, Pig and MapReduce access for the new users.

  • Automate operations, installation and monitoring of the Hadoop Framework specifically: HDFS, Map/Reduce, Yarn, HBase.

  • Automate the setup of Hadoop Clusters

  • Ability to write, debug, and maintain automation scripts / jobs

  • Continuous evaluation of Hadoop infrastructure requirements and design/deploy solutions (high availability, big data clusters, etc)

  • Cluster Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Manage and review Hadoop log files

  • Works with application teams to install operating system and Hadoop updates, patches, version upgrades as required

  • On-Call responsibilities, create documentation, resolve support tickets and meet Business SLAs.

  • Supporting production environment with availability

  • Help maintain and support a 24x7 Production Lights Out Data Center.

  • Help maintain and troubleshoot our UNIX and Linux environment.

  • Maintain backup and disaster recovery strategies for production servers.

  • Skills required to performance tune and manage growth as it relates to the O/S, disk usage, and network traffic

  • Experience analyzing and evaluating system security threats and safeguards.

Technical Skills Required:


  • Hortonworks Hadoop

  • HDFS\YARN\Mapreduce

  • Hadoop framework deep dive

Desired / Plus:

  • Streaming experience (Nifi, Kafka, Storm, Spark, Solr, etc.)

  • NoSQL experience (HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, etc.) Maybe you can even debate one option over another?

  • Experience with the following a plus; Vagrant, Salt, Ansible, Docker, Chef, Puppet

  • Advanced knowledge in Linux including shell scripting.


  • Experience working in a large, 7x24, Investment Bank, Be a team player and innovative.

  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, disciplined, professional, and a team player to multiple tasks at one time, in a fast paced environment handling multiple demands

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, ability to present and explain technical information

  • Sound Knowledge on managing databases including installation, maintenance and Migration/Upgrades and refreshes.

  • Strong database architectural knowledge

Experience Needed:

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience in Unix and Linux Systems, server hardware, virtualization, RedHat

  • 3+ years hortonworks Hadoop experience

  • Proven experience with automation

  • Excellent troubleshooting techniques

  • Good communication skills over the phone, e-mail and documentation

  • Strong team player capable of providing support across the IT organization to train and assist others

  • Demonstrable ability to work with a diverse team across global time zones (i.e., US, India, Europe) to effectively complete tasks and objectives

  • Highly energetic, self-motivated, quick learner with the ability to work independently

  • Demonstrates the ability to produce high-quality results with attention to details

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and team communications skills are essential

Desired / Plus:

  • Hortonworks Certified - Admin and/or Developer

INTERESTED?; please contact Kevin Lester at 973-805-7004; please send resumes to Kevin Lester at

Who We Are

Galen Technology Solutions is a full service technology consulting firm. With offices in New York City and Florham Park, NJ, Galen has positioned itself as a trusted leader in providing technology services to Fortune 100 companies in all major markets.

Since 1998, our staff has been providing a diverse offering of technology staffing and solution services to leading financial, healthcare, manufacturing, management consulting, and technology firms in the New York metropolitan area. Galen’s overall success can be directly attributed to our people and principles. Our creed of hard work, integrity and professionalism has established us as a leader and primary supplier in the industry.

We have an experienced staff that has expertise in technology staffing/ placement and end-to-end technology solutions. We are fully dedicated to identifying your specific needs and developing the necessary strategies to effectively recruit, hire and deliver top talent. Our established relationships and proven methodologies have provided us with a strong track record of delivering results for our clients. /" >

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