Hadoop Administrator (SRE)

  • VeriSign,
  • Washington, DC
.Net, DNS, Hadoop, Hardware, HTTP, Java, Linux, Management, Networking, Python, Research, Scripts, Shell Scripts
Full Time, Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Hadoop Administrator (SRE) - 00004829


Hadoop Administrator

Verisign operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, and Managed DNS.

Accelerate your career! At Verisign, we provide unique, sought after environments where you can develop your technology career. We are seeking a visionary, skilled, enthusiastic professional to join our team at our Reston, VA office. This position is within the Compute Cluster Team, responsible for building, managing, maintaining and scaling the company-wide Big Data Infrastructure.


  • Maintaining, monitoring, operating and developing distributed computing infrastructures targeted at Big Data processing and based on open source distributions
  • Maintaining, monitoring, operating and enhancing software components and workflows targeted at data ingestion and processing
  • Designing, prototyping, and delivering Big Data platform solutions to support product teams
  • Ensuring the platform is running as effective as it can through performance monitoring and tuning
  • Creating processes and tools to enhance scalability, availability, management and maintainability of our systems
  • Available for on-call (team rotation) to support the platform and its users.
  • Participate in the decision-making process to improve the current and next generation hardware and software systems
  • Collaborating with stakeholders through on-going product and platform releases, to solve existing needs, identify exciting opportunities and predict future challenges


  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years related experience
  • Recent & relevant operations experience with Hadoop, Kafka, Cassandra, Hive, Storm and/or Spark in an "at-scale" or "production" setting. Simply said, more than tutorial experience. You've installed some of these technologies and then used them in products or research.
  • Experience in Linux based systems including the ability to create and maintain shell scripts
  • A working understanding of the compute, storage & networking needs big data frameworks require and benefit from
  • Strong understanding of one of the following languages: Java, Python, Scala, etc
  • Distributed systems specialization is a plus
  • Passionate about creating great technology products, always looking for creative & innovative solutions to meet or exceed user needs
  • Strong technical aptitude with an intense desire to learn new skills and industry trends
  • Flexibility to understand and efficiently troubleshoot complex distributed systems
  • Proficiency in English, written and spoken; ability to communicate with clarity and precision
  • Self-starter with self-initiative and direction, leadership skills
  • Available for on-call (team rotation) to support the platform and its users


: Technology

Job Type

: Regular

Primary Location

: United States-Washington D.C. Metro-Virginia-Reston


: Full-time


: 1st Shift
Dice Id : verica
Position Id : 00004829
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