Geocent Recruiting Team

  • Senior Hadoop Engineer (clearance required)

    Job ID 2018-4056
    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Software/Systems Engineering & Development
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
  • Overview

    Geocent's Aerospace & Defense Engineering Sector offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Space and Missile Defense Industry. Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide.


    What's exciting about this role:


    The selected developer will support the US Army Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) / LOGSA Information Technology Services (LITeS) program, which runs the Logistics Information Warehouse – a database that maintains mountains of tactical logistics.  The LIW processes approximately 2 million transactions daily from 65,000 users managing over $22 billion in inventory. 


    To do this, LOGSA has adopted cloud technology.  This system will perform tasks such as capture and track weapon system configuration and genealogy by recording its current performance status to predict maintenance issues in the field.  It will also streamline the processes that run all aspects of ammunition management.


    Apply now to help modernize the US Army’s tactical logistics network!


    As a Senior Hadoop Engineer you will solve problems for clients using Big Data and Hortonworks Hadoop ecosystem technologies. You will help them design a solution to solve their business and technical problems, and work with a software development team to implement those changes. 


    • Perform structured data analytics on Hadoop using various methods for SQL on Hadoop using Hive
    • Consult with client to address data governance and security requirements
    • Identify and apply performance tuning for Hive
    • Perform POC deployments and conversions
    • Install technical security controls using Kerberos and SSL
    • Select the right approach of technology depending on data type and latency requirements for batch, interactive and streaming data analytics
    • Train project team and clients in usage and features of big data technologies, through in-person training sessions and
    • Support hard ware deployments


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field
    • A minimum of ten years’ work experience designing, developing and deploying application and systems using multiple paradigms and development methodologies
    • A minimum of three years’ work experience developing systems using Hadoop, Java and Nifi
    • Deep Hadoop development
    • Deep Java development experience
    • Knowledge of scripting languages (Python, Bash, Groovy) and at least one SQL variant
    • Knowledge and use of ETL tools and methods
    • Ability to install and configure components in the Unix/Linux environment
    • Experience following the Software Development Lifecycle, preferably agile
    • Use of version control systems such as Git or SVN
    • Basic comprehension of distributed systems and how they work
    • Basic understanding of networking and data centers
    • Possess a one or more technical certifications such as: Security +, Hortonworks Certified Hadoop 2.X Administrator or Development
    • Intellectual curiosity and demonstrated critical thinking and creative problem solving ability
    • Track record of learning new technologies and methods quickly
    • Ability to architect designs and solutions based on client problems
    • Ability to program a solution based on provided design
    • Ability to see pros/cons for approaches and reason about them
    • Proven experience explaining complex topics to others and communicating effectively with clients
    • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team of other consultants and/or client representatives
    • Must have a secret security clearance.



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    Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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