Hadoop Administrator

Notice: This position requires a TS/SCI




  • Hadoop
  • HDFS
  • MapReduce
  • Flume/ Sqoop
  • Hive
  • Pig
  • HBase

Hadoop Administrator in Reston, Virginia

We are looking for a very strong Hadoop Administrator to join us on a proof of concept initiative where a small 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 a proof of concept program, with the satisfaction of building technology that will be utilized. This position is for someone who combines serious technical skills, a thirst for challenge, and enough humility to be self-reflective about their technical decisions.

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