*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*
*Position is bonus eligible*
Prestigious Global Firm is currently seeking a Kafka Cloud Engineer. Candidate will perform a range of activities required to both maintain and continuously automate a large, complex virtualization and cloud-based computing environment. In addition, you will provide technical guidance within the team on kafka and when called upon, serve as a technical liaison between internal departments. This will involve utilizing best practices for the management, architecture, configuration, DR, administration, and automation of the enterprise server virtualization environment with cloud technologies.
Provide professional input to the organization for cloud and virtualization end-to-end architecture and IaaS, as well as PaaS and SaaS solutions such as AWS RedShift
Develop and maintain a library of deployable, tested, and documented automation design scripts, processes, and procedures
Enable DevOps development activities and complex development tasks that will involve working with tools such as Docker, Kafka and container management systems
Provide advanced Kafka administrative support
Design, configure, implement and support an automated workflow for cloud and virtual environment provisioning, with a particular focus on Kafka clusters.
Implement production changes during defined maintenance windows and support on call rotation
Perform cloud computing and virtual environment build-outs, software installation, maintenance and support
Write and maintain documentation of relevant operating procedures and processes
Design, develop, and build the business's cloud infrastructure architecture
Strong experience with Confluent's Kafka Products and Platforms
[Working knowledge of infrastructure design and components, such as: Servers, operating systems, networks, and storage (basic) and (advanced) knowledge of Confluent Kafka.
Experience with architecting, implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24/7 availability
Experience working in an environment with a defined production change control process
[Demonstrates history of working within deadlines and ability to work well under pressure
Hands-on experience with: Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Kafka, Github, OpenShift, and configuration management tools such as Ansible.
Relevant experience with configuration and implementation of IaaS, Infrastructure as code, AWS.
AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification or higher strongly desired
Relevant industry certifications such as Confluent Certified Administrator for Apache Kafka
Certificates or Licenses:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, etc.), or equivalent combination of education and experience required
3+ years experience in IT systems installation, operations, administration, and maintenance of virtualized Servers/cloud systems and Kafka systems.