Halliburton US Houston: IT Hadoop System Administrator in Houston, Texas

US Houston: IT Hadoop System Administrator

Date: Oct 1, 2016

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032

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You will build and enhance the tooling needed to deploy and operate Hadoop clusters at scale, across multiple data centers.

You will build tooling to maintain the health and operations of our data infrastructure. You will have a constant focus on service availability, and design systems that are resilient to failure within heavy growth. You will work across engineering, development and release management teams to enhance system operability.


Design and implement scalable data platforms

Deploy and scale Hadoop infrastructure

Hadoop maintenance and operations; monitoring and troubleshooting, capacity planning

Big Data Environment tuning specifically Kafka & Storm

Expertise/ Skills required:

5+ years managing clustered services, distributed systems, production data stores

1+ years’ experience administering and operating Hadoop clusters

Expertise managing Hadoop and its ecosystem ¬ Kafka, Storm, Zookeeper etc (mandatory)

Hadoop cluster management and capacity planning experience

Excellent Scripting skills in any one language

Need to be comfortable with Linux & Windows environments

Hadoop Admin Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementation and ongoing administration of Hadoop infrastructure.

Aligning with the systems engineering team to propose and deploy new hardware and software environments required for Hadoop and to expand existing environments.

Working with data delivery teams to setup new Hadoop users. This job includes setting up Linux users, setting up Kerberos principals and testing Kafka, Storm, Zookeeper and MapReduce access for the new users.

Cluster maintenance as well as creation and removal of nodes using tools like Ganglia, Nagios, Ambari and other tools.

Performance tuning of Hadoop clusters and Hadoop MapReduce routines.

Screen Hadoop cluster job performances and capacity planning

Monitor Hadoop cluster connectivity and security

Manage and review Hadoop log files.

File system management and monitoring.

Diligently teaming with the infrastructure, network, database, application and business intelligence teams to guarantee high data quality and availability.

Collaborating with application teams to install operating system and Hadoop updates, patches, version upgrades when required.

Point of Contact for Vendor escalation

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States

Job Details

Requisition Number: 13302

Experience Level: Experienced Hire

Job Family: Information Technology

Product Service Line: Information Technology

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Compensation Information

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: System Administrator, Linux, Database, Testing, Business Intelligence, Technology