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ID #22172087
State Missouri
City Marylandheights
Job type Permanent
Salary TBD
Source Judge Group, Inc.
Showed 2021-11-04
Date 2021-11-03
Deadline 2022-01-01
Category Architect/engineer/CAD
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Kafka Architect

Missouri, Marylandheights, 63043 Marylandheights USA
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Location: Maryland Heights, MO Description: Our client is currently seeking a Kafka Architect

Not a developer, need someone with Kafka expertise, and Confluent would be nice as well

6 month contract


, in need of a Kafka resource:

Strong operational background running Kafka clusters at scale

Strong understanding of Kafka broker, connect, and topic tuning and architectures

Strong understanding of Linux fundamentals as related to Kafka performance

Hands-on Kafka architecture expertise especially around Kafka clusters and integrations

Knowledge and experience of containers and Kubernetes cluster

Knowledge of both physical/on-prem systems and public cloud (Azure) infrastructure

Competent with configuration management in code/IaC including Ansible and Terraform

Competent operating Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in large scale environments (Runtime settings, JMX, troubleshooting, garbage collection, etc )

Call Notes:

-Not a Developer, strong Kafka background - this needs to be someone who understands the Kafka Infrastructure side of the house, specifically Confluent.

-Strong with Linux and Kafka on Linux

-Azure Infrastructure experience is a must



-Rate: Market

Concerned with stability of current environment

Taking over Kafka as a service

Deepti supports all of the AppDev developers

Developers just want to consume Kafka as a service

App Dev is moving towards cloud operations model

Existing platform = make it resilient, robust, HA, always-on

Add monitoring of environment

Looking for someone to teach how to fish vs. fish for them, prefer a mentor vs. just a doer

Help close the gaps and teach us to look for gaps moving forward

Encourage questioning

Existing need is to stablize onsite environment over next 2 months for holiday rush and then provide support and guidance moving forward (3rd month and potenitally onwards)


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