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Kafka Cloud Engineer

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Oct 19, 2022 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
$120k - $150k Annual

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Global Firm is currently seeking a Kafka Cloud Engineer. Candidate will perform a range of activities required to both maintain and continuously automate a large, complex virtualization and cloud-based computing environment. In addition, you will provide technical guidance within the team on kafka and when called upon, serve as a technical liaison between internal departments. This will involve utilizing best practices for the management, architecture, configuration, DR, administration, and automation of the enterprise server virtualization environment with cloud technologies.


  • Provide professional input to the organization for cloud and virtualization end-to-end architecture and IaaS, as well as PaaS and SaaS solutions such as AWS RedShift
  • Develop and maintain a library of deployable, tested, and documented automation design scripts, processes, and procedures
  • Enable DevOps development activities and complex development tasks that will involve working with tools such as Docker, Kafka and container management systems
  • Provide advanced Kafka administrative support
  • Design, configure, implement and support an automated workflow for cloud and virtual environment provisioning, with a particular focus on Kafka clusters.
  • Implement production changes during defined maintenance windows and support on call rotation
  • Perform cloud computing and virtual environment build-outs, software installation, maintenance and support
  • Write and maintain documentation of relevant operating procedures and processes
  • Design, develop, and build the business's cloud infrastructure architecture


  • Strong experience with Confluent's Kafka Products and Platforms
  • [Working knowledge of infrastructure design and components, such as: Servers, operating systems, networks, and storage (basic) and (advanced) knowledge of Confluent Kafka.
  • Experience with architecting, implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24/7 availability
  • Experience working in an environment with a defined production change control process
  • [Demonstrates history of working within deadlines and ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong hands-on experience Scripting/development skills in Python, Ruby, Go, Java, JavaScript, etc. in a corporate environment
  • Hands-on experience with: Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Kafka, Github, OpenShift, and configuration management tools such as Ansible.
  • Relevant experience with configuration and implementation of IaaS, Infrastructure as code, AWS.
  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification or higher strongly desired
  • Relevant industry certifications such as Confluent Certified Administrator for Apache Kafka
  • Certificates or Licenses:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, etc.), or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • 3+ years experience in IT systems installation, operations, administration, and maintenance of virtualized Servers/cloud systems and Kafka systems.

Reference: 1764235710

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