Senior Kafka Administrator

Post Date

Dec 11, 2023

Location

Richmond,
Virginia

ZIP/Postal Code

23230
US
Jul 23, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type

Contract-to-perm

Category

Software Engineering

Req #

RIC-669419

Pay Rate

$62 - $94 (hourly estimate)

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Senior Kafka/Kong Administrator to join our client's IT operations team. As a Kafka/Kong Administrator, you will be responsible for the deployment, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of Kafka clusters and Kong gateways, ensuring the high availability, reliability, and optimal performance of real-time platforms. Your role will be crucial in supporting data engineering and application teams to deliver seamless data integration and processing.

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Required Skills & Experience

* 5+ years of hands-on experience in administering Apache Kafka clusters in production environments.

* 5+ years proficiency in Kafka/Kong architecture, installation, configuration, and tuning.

* Strong understanding of Kafka internals, including topics, partitions, replication, and consumer/producer APIs.

* 5+ years of experience with Kafka ecosystem tools such as Kafka Connect, Kafka Streams, and Schema Registry.

* Knowledge of Linux systems and shell scripting.

* Strong DevOps background.

* 5+ years of familiarity with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and containerization (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.