Big Data Platform Engineer
Stanbic IBTC Bank
Johannesburg
1d ago

Job Details

Standard Bank is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions.

Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture.

To help us drive our success into the future, we are looking for an experienced Big Data Platform Engineer in Digital Platforms & Innovation to join our team at our Johannesburg offices.

Standard Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging markets globally. It has been a mainstay of South Africa's financial system for 150 years, and now spans 16 countries across the African continent.

Job Purpose

The Big Data Platform Engineer is responsible for the enterprise-wide administration of the Hadoop and Data Science Workbench environments as it relates to Big Data & Data Lake Ecosystems.

This includes but is not limited to Hadoop Data Platform and Data Science Workbench, and develop frameworks in support of a DevSecOps culture.

Areas of competency include :

  • System Administration
  • Database administration
  • Solution and infrastructure
  • Automation,
  • Data Management & Governance
  • User support & education
  • Cloud
  • Must be eager to wear multiple hats and be capable of picking up new and open source technologies at a fast pace.

    Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities

    Hadoop Environment Responsibilities :

  • Installing, Deployment and Configuration of HDP
  • Kafka and Nifi Installations - Stand Alone & HDF (Ambari)
  • Setting up HA for HDFS, YARN, HBase, Hive and other services
  • Resource Management - Queues
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Adding Nodes, Decommissioning of Services.
  • Service Debugging - Journal Node Sync, File System Health
  • DistCP / Backend DB Backups / Snapshots
  • Linux (Ubuntu, SLES, CentOS / RH) Responsibilities :

  • Administration, Installation, Automation, Optimization of OS Layer
  • Includes prerequisite Setup and Configuration for Hadoop
  • Environments (Java, OS Package dependencies, File System
  • Setup, MySQL, PostGreSQL, General Housekeeping Practices)
  • Cron, Ansible, Bash & Shell Scripting, and Automation where possible
  • Log Debugging Enthusiast :

  • Distributed Data Science Workbench
  • Setup and Configuration (Anaconda, Jupyter, R Studio / R Server / R Connect, Spark, Python, PySpark, Tensorflow)
  • Programming skills using Java, Scala, Python & R advantageous
  • Installation and Configuration / Dependency management, issues and solutions galore
  • Learning graph DB implementation - neo4j / janusgraph
  • Data Science Debugging - Long running jobs in Kerberos-enabled environment.
  • Production Model Support
  • Hive Maintenance Responsibilities :

  • Good SQL Knowledge, ODBC / JDBC Connections, Internal Hive
  • DB recovery, partition repairs, MR / Tez optimizations
  • Security Responsibilities :

    Has knowledge and experience around the below tools and concepts :

  • Kerberos (always fun)
  • AD Integration / LDAPS
  • SSL (Ambari, Ranger, Nifi, Atlas, Oozie, Knox, HBase)
  • Tokenization
  • Ranger / Ambari / Knox
  • Service and Elevated User Access
  • Governance Responsibilities :

  • User Management using tools like Ranger, Ambari & AD
  • Data Management using Atlas & SolR
  • 3rd Party Service Integration
  • Configuration of connectors for Oozie, PowerBI, Tableau, Qlikview, Ab Initio etc.
  • Networks - DNS & firewall, beginner at networking infrastructure
  • Writing Documentation for governance processes
  • Written implementation guides for 3rd party vendors, and internal members.
  • Creating and maintaining Build documents and Solution design documents
  • Understanding and knowledge of Data Centre constraints and requirements
  • Security Design documents for AD
  • Collaboration with other teams
  • Preferred Qualification and Experience

    Qualifications :

  • Degree or Diploma in I.T and the required Certification
  • Certification in Administration and Cloud Administration and or development would be an advantage.
  • Experience :

  • Minimum 1 year Big Data experience
  • Experience in the following will be an davantage :
  • Programming skills using Java, Scala, Python & R
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Governance principles
  • Knowledge of Big Data best practices
  • Knowledge / Technical Skills / Expertise

  • Understanding of the Big Data eco system.
  • Understanding of Hadoop architecture.
  • Moderate to good SQL knowledge
  • Knowledge and technical appreciation of the interconnectivities and interfaces between various technical platforms, operating systems and processes.
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