General Dynamics Information Technology Senior Hadoop / Linux Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

No Active Clearance Required

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required


Agency Specific

Job Family:

Engineering & Sciences

Job Description:

The world of investing is fascinating yet complex. CSRA is excited to support the SEC in as it seeks to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The SEC ISS program is a comprehensive IT program charged with operating, managing, and advancing the SECs IT infrastructure. Our dynamic program team of IT leaders and large and small business partners is seeking bright, energetic and talented individuals to join us as we bring our innovative IT Service Delivery solutions to SEC.

Currently, we are seeking a Senior Hadoop / Linux Engineer in Washington, DC. The selected candidate must be able to obtain a Public Trust Suitability clearance, per contract requirements. The successful candidate will be a hands-on engineer in our Enterprise Data Warehouse team, which manages Big Data services utilizing Hadoop, Netezza, and similar tools. This small team works closely with Federal leads, project managers, line managers, data analysts, coders and other stakeholders to manage workload, resolve problems, and identify innovative solutions.

The Senior Hadoop / Linux Engineer will have expert level knowledge as a systems administrator / engineer for both Hadoop (specifically Hortonworks) and Linux (specifically Red Hat) as well as experience with troubleshooting issues related to data feeds, ETL and analytics.

Task and responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supports client in formulating policies, procedures, and standards relating to EDW systems management. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation.

  • Install, configure, deploy and administer all Hadoop components associated with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Install, configure, and deploy additional Hadoop components and libraries

  • Install, configure, and administer RHEL RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) physical and virtual servers to SEC OIT standards

  • Create and maintain elements in IdM and AD authentication/authorization servers

  • Analyze and optimize generated queries and system performance. Monitor scheduled job performance

  • Develop ways to improve and automate the day to day operations of the Linux and Unix environment; this includes scripting and coding as required

  • Research and implement performance tuning and enhancements to existing and newly developed systems to gain the most performance from existing hardware

  • Support developers, data engineers and data scientists in using EDW systems

Since 1934 the SEC has been restoring and ensuring investor confidence in our capital markets by providing investors and the markets with more reliable information and clear rules of honest dealing. Are you ready to do your part and support all Americans in this mission?

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications:

  • BS or equivalent + 12 yrs related experience, or MS + 10 yrs related experience

  • Must have 10+ years of engineering and architecting enterprise IT systems.

  • Must have 6+ years supporting Linux in an enterprise environment, including experience supporting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

  • Must have 4+ years managing HDP, including experience designing and deploying HDP solutions

  • Must have extensive experience developing scripts for automating server operating systems.

  • Must possess an RHCE or similar, or equivalent relevant experience.

It would be great if you also had:

  • HDP Certified Administrator certification

  • Experience directly supporting data scientists and engineers

  • Exerience with Big Data in public Cloud


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T elecommuting Options:

Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:

USA DC Washington - 100 F St NE (DCC087)

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CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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