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Hadoop Administrator

Location: Northern Virginia
Job Code: 1060
# of openings: 1


Hadoop Administrator


We are looking for a very strong Hadoop Administrator to join us on an R&D initiative in the Reston/Herndon, VA area!


This small R&D group will be setting up a Hadoop environment from scratch. While the project is research oriented, its fruits will be applied to a mission-critical system. Engineers will enjoy the fun, experimental, and fast-paced nature of an R&D program, with the satisfaction of building technology that will be utilized.


This position is for someone who combines serious technical chops, with a thirst for challenge, and enough humility to be self-reflective about their technical decisions. The bar for this team is very high. We are ready to hire the right person for this role immediately!


A TS/SCI with an active poly is required by our customer. Please do not apply for this role if you do not hold this specific US security clearance.


Required / Desired:

  • True, solid, hands-on Hadoop administrator experience! (We love architects, systems engineers, systems administrators, and developers with Hadoop experience - and we would be happy to talk with them about other programs we work on - but this role requires actual hands-on Hadoop administration experience.)
  • Firm knowledge of HDFS and MapReduce
  • Experience setting up clusters, preferably from the ground up, preferred
  • Experience maintaining and monitoring clusters
  • Ability to create patches, script, and do some software development
  • A deep understanding of Hadoop design principles and factors that affect distributed system performance, including hardware and network considerations/configurations
  • Ability to load data into the cluster from dynamically-generated files using Flume and from relational database management systems using Sqoop, preferred
  • A firm handle on what system administration issues exist within the Hadoop ecosystem and associated components such as Hive, Pig, and HBase
  • A TS/SCI with an active poly is required by our customer. Please do not apply for this role if you do not hold this specific US security clearance.

Company Description:


We’re a fairly small software and systems company who has made it our mission to deliver. We focus on providing elite talent to our customers, not filling seats.


Unlike most subcontractors, who strive to simply have its members join existing teams and generate billable dollars, we place our engineers with an eye to the future and a goal of making a name for ourselves as a top-tier solutions and talent provider with a reputation at the customer that can be leveraged to build a future that we can all get excited about.


And because the leadership of Whiteboard is comprised of people who are still billable contractors, we understand what it’s like to be down in the trenches, and we take care of our people.

Interested? Hope so: http://www.whiteboardfederal.com




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