17 days old

Lead Hadoop Database Administrator

Cary, NC
**Job Location:** Cary, NC

**Role Value Proposition:**

MetLife is seeking a Hadoop Administrator to assist in managing a large scale 7x24x365 Hadoop cluster environment. This candidate must be able to manage multiple projects, organize and report to senior management. The successful candidate will be responsible for representing the Big Data team for new technology, and will document and recommend new directions. The successful candidate will have a track record of operational excellence managing large scale production databases utilizing one or more of the following (Hadoop, MongoDB, HBase, SOLR). This position will work close with the existing DBA team to provide support in our development and production environments. This individual will work closely with our application development teams to design, develop and implement new enhancements and database applications. The ideal candidate will be technically savvy, with excellent communication skills and possess the ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively with business and technology partners. A passion for technology with a proven track record of implementing new technology and features is a must.

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ Ensure the continuous availability of several Hadoop and NoSQL clusters

+ Evaluating and operationalizing new technologies, automation, and innovating new ways to manage database infrastructure

+ Manage and maintain servers across multiple environments

+ Advise development teams on clustering, indexing and other performance and architecture issues

+ Monitor deployments for capacity and performance Define and implement backup strategies per data retention requirements

+ Admin NoSQL databases to achieve 100% monthly availability

+ Develop and document best practices for data migration.

+ Install/upgrade Hadoop big data platform and implement security for Hadoop

+ Certify new versions and the patches of Hadoop big data platform

+ Periodically review the new patches & design and develop new tools for process improvements

+ Prepare SOPs for product installations, upgrades and any other new process

+ Analyze encryption methodologies and implement them in the environment & setup best practices for monitoring

+ Analyze Hardware, Software requirements for the projects & assist Build team with Environment requirements

+ Design and Develop new processes for better maintenance of the environments

+ Help Application and Operations team to troubleshoot the performance issues

+ Participate in the on-call rotation to support a 7x24x365 environment

**Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:**


+ Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer science, related field or equivalent experience.

+ 5+ years of related experience with 2+ in big data and/or NoSQL technologies

+ Unix/Database Administration experience in Hadoop big data platform (BigInsights or Hortonworks)

+ Experience in Hadoop software installs and upgrades

+ Experience in SOLR and Hbase

+ Experience in working with Linux platform and good shell scripting skills

+ Ability to setup HA

+ Strong in troubleshooting skills for performance issues and implementing the solutions

+ Needs to be good team player and work Independently


+ Splunk

+ BigSQL

+ MongoDB

**Business Category**

_Group Technology_

**Number of Openings**


**At MetLife, were leading the global transformation of an industry weve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, were dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.**

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

**For immediate consideration, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to complete an on-line profile. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation email verifying you have successfully applied to the job.**

Requisition #: 87041


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