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USAA Kafka Administrator - Lead level in San Antonio, Texas

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking a talented Lead level Kafka Administrator for our offices in San Antonio or Plano, Texas or 100% remote work environment.

Summary

Responsible for creating, modifying, maintaining and supporting infrastructure and individual system components that enable business functions and IT Services. Balance availability, security, efficiency and functional requirements to help provide an optimized production service. Identify and manage existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and ensure these risks are effectively identified and escalated to be measured, monitored and controlled.

Job Requirements

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

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Primary Responsibilities:

Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.

Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.

Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.

Leads the design of highly complex, scalable infrastructure, creates and enforces standards for system change – reserves execution for the most complex implementations, ensures service delivery and maintenance tasks are appropriately automated, and Influences and guides monitoring and tooling activities

Leads resolution of the most complex production issues and guides troubleshooting of end-to-end solutions that span multiple systems

Influences the process of analyzing outages

Leads and prioritizes experiments with new patterns and technologies

Determines engineering best practices, concepts, and patterns

Understands and shares information about the customer and leads the identification of solutions and ideas for the customer

Partners with key stakeholders to lead the evaluation of potential solutions

Mentor and coach junior / experienced engineers.

Minimum Education/Experience requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field of study OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required

  • 8+ years of infrastructure experience demonstrating depth of technical understanding within a specific discipline(s)/technology(s) to include 3 years' experience in Systems Operations environment supporting complex environment deployment and infrastructure management activities

  • 2 years demonstrated technical leadership experience and/or leading teams

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully partnering with business teams and leaders to design and manage highly available, complex, secure, enterprise infrastructure, and associated components, including servers, storage, network, and virtualized systems

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • 3+ years Kafka Administration experience

  • Linux and network operations experience

  • Extensive experience troubleshooting Kafka and operations issues

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job

Compensation: USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $117,600 - $211,700 * (this does not include geographic differential, it may be applied based on your work location)

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

Geographical Differential : Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.

Shift premium will be addressed on an individual basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.

Benefits: At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

If you are an existing USAA employee, please use the internal career site in OneSource to apply.

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Find your purpose. Join our mission.

USAA is unlike any other financial services organization. The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community. We do this by upholding the highest standards and ensuring that our corporate business activities and individual employee conduct reflect good judgment and common sense, and are consistent with our core values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity.

USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource: our 35,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture. When you join us, you'll become part of a thriving community committed to going above for those who have gone beyond: the men and women of the U.S. military, their associates and their families. In order to play a role on our team, you don't have to be connected to the military yourself – you just need to share our passion for serving our more than 13 million members.

USAA is an EEO/AA Employer - applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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