Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis
  • 22-Aug-2018 to 19-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • Software Engineering
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Depends on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive and Comprehensive Benefits

Senior Hadoop Developer/System Admin


 Looking for a great career opportunity at a CMMI award-winning organization? We have a 100% customer satisfaction rating and offer competitive benefits.


Cepeda Systems and Software Analysis, Inc. (CSSA) provides software engineering, systems engineering, and process improvement services for our customers. CSSA has achieved a rating of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 2 for Services and CMMI Level 3 for Development. We have a 100% customer satisfaction rating and have won numerous awards at the local and national level. We treat one another with respect, foster collaboration while maintaining individual accountability, value multiple perspectives and diverse expertise, and encourage new ideas that surface throughout the organization. CSSA offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. 


Overview of Position:

As a Senior Hadoop Engineer, you will solve problems for clients using Big Data and Hortonworks Hadoop ecosystem technologies. You will help them design a solution to solve their business and technical problems and work with a software development team to implement those changes. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Perform structured data analytics on Hadoop using various methods for SQL on Hadoop using Hive
  • Identify and apply performance tuning for Hive
  • Consult with client to address data governance and security requirements
  • Perform POC deployments and conversions
  • Install technical security controls using Kerberos and SSL
  • Select the right approach of technology depending on data type and latency requirements for batch, interactive and streaming data analytics
  • Train project team and clients in usage and features of big data technologies, and through in-person training sessions
  • Support hardware deployments
  • Occasional travel may be required (mostly local area, but may include trips to other facilities)


Education Requirements:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related area from an accredited college or university


Experience Required: 

  • Hadoop 3+ years of experience (2.x or later preferred)
  • Java 3+ years of experience
  • Apache NiFi 3+ years of experience
  • Systems Administration 10+ years of experience designing, developing, and deploying applications and systems
  • Agile development environment experience preferred


License/Certification Required: 

  • Security+ certified
  • Hortonworks certified Hadoop 2.x Developer or Administrator 



  • Advanced Hadoop development
  • Advanced Java development
  • Experience with scripting languages
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience installing and configuring software on UNIX/Linux
  • Knowledge and use of ETL tools and methods
  • Experience following Software Development Lifecycle
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git or Subversion
  • Understanding of distributed systems and how they work
  • Understanding of networking and data centers 



  • Team player with understanding of team dynamics and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team or on solo tasks
  • Intellectual curiosity and demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to learn new technologies/methods quickly
  • Ability to architect designs and solutions based on client requirements
  • Ability to program solutions based on provide designs
  • Ability to see pros/cons for approaches and advocate for/against them
  • Ability to explain complex topics to others in an understandable manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients


U.S. Citizenship is required 

Must possess an active Secret Security Clearance 

CSSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer







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