CenturyLink BIG DATA ADMINISTRATOR in Denver, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

Support the CenturyLink Cognilytics organization in the development and implementation of support services for multi-tenant big-data-as-a-service products. Responsibilities will include provisioning and support automation development in a agile environment.

Job Description

  • Work with product developers to build, test and automated the provisioning of various configuration of the Hadoop ecosystem.

  • Cluster management and maintenance using a variety of tools including Cloudera Manager, Nagios, Ganglia and Graphite.

  • Administer, troubleshoot, perform problem isolation and correct problems discovered in clusters.

  • Performance tuning of Hadoop clusters and ecosystem components and jobs. This includes the management and review of Hadoop log files.

  • Hadoop security management and auditing.

  • Work with end-to-end teams to guarantee high availability of the Hadoop clusters.

  • Deploy configurations of the Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop from both the command line and Cloudera Manager.

  • Support the integration of 3rd Party data movement and visualization products into the ecosystem.

  • Work in a hybrid infrastructure environment.

  • Manage development priorities, projects, resources, issues and risks effectively.


  • General operational expertise such as good troubleshooting skills, understanding of system’s capacity, bottlenecks, basics of memory, CPU, OS, storage, and networks.

  • The most essential requirements are: They should be able to deploy Hadoop cluster, add and remove nodes, keep track of jobs, monitor critical parts of the cluster, configure name-node high availability, schedule and configure it and take backups.

  • Good knowledge of Linux as Hadoop runs on Linux.

  • Firm grasp of UNIX/Linux fundamentals in relation to UNIX scripting and administration. Strong experience with CentOS or RHEL.

  • Experience administrating production Big systems based on (Apache, Hortonworks, or Cloudera) including related technologies such as HBase, Hive, Impala, etc.

  • Experience in automation technologies, preferably Ansible.

  • Expert in Linux shell scripting. Python or Scala scripting experience preferred.

  • Travel: As required to support internal BDaaS development


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition # : 189920

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