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Cloudera Administrator

Apex Systems Eagan Contractor
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Location:  Eagan, MN 55121

Duration: 12/31/10 (straight contract)

Business Overview


  •  Data Services L3 Build


  •  Administrative and SME for new installation of Hadoop 
  • Cloudera Version of Hadoop – Manage future and upgrade of Hadoop
  • Bringing this knowledge in-house

Value Proposition/Selling Points (Market place advantages):

Chance to help build a platform and a service from the ground up

Position Terms


  • 6-month project funding, hoping to fund into 2020

Contract Need:

  • Project Demand - looking to learn from this role

Position Details-Tasks and operating rhythm:

Main Duties:

  • Manage the day to day activities of Hadoop installation
  • Coordinate with other team members in a large project setting
  • Helping with architectural design and documentation of the Hadoop system

Daily 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 HDFS, Hive, Pig and MapReduce access for the new users.
  • Cluster maintenance as well as creation and removal of nodes using tools like Ganglia, Nagios, Cloudera Manager Enterprise, Dell Open Manage 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.
  • HDFS support and maintenance.
  • Knowledge with nifi and Kafka
  • Backup / restore / DR planning
  • 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

Interaction level with Management/Team Members:

  • Very High with team
  • Skills and communication ability up to a VP level
  • Presenting and communicating of an overview to all levels
  • Working with current Cloudera Admin

Candidate Requirements:


  • 4+ years of experience Hadoop Installation (2-4 Hadoop experience)

Must Haves:

  1.  Hadoop Administrator
  2.  LINUX LS
  3. General database administrative concepts
  4. Background with Security Roles/Access/User Setups
  5. Cloudera
  6. Power Point / Visio


File system management

Success/Performance Metrics:

Soft Skills Needed:

  •  Good Communication Skills
  • Working with a range of employees

Performance Measurements:

  • Looking for this candidate to be able to drive this new technology within the company

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178


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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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