CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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 for more information.


Job Summary

Support the CenturyLink 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

  • Working 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, and 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.
  • Working 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 Data systems based on Hadoop (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.
  • Experience in Loading from disparate data sets, Pre-processing using Hive and Pig.
  • Experience in Designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting Hadoop.
  • Worked on Translating complex functional and technical requirements into detailed design.
  • Perform analysis of vast data stores and uncover insights.
  • Responsible for maintaining security and data privacy, creating scalable and high-performance web services for data tracking.
  • Responsible for high-speed querying, managing and deploying HBase, test prototypes and oversee handover to operational teams, propose best practices/standards.
  • Good knowledge in back-end programming, specifically java, JS, Node.js and OOAD
  • Experience in writing high-performance, reliable and maintainable code, MapReduce jobs, Pig Latin scripts.
  • Good knowledge of database structures, theories, principles, and practices. 
  • Hands on experience in HiveQL.
  • Familiarity with data loading tools like Flume, Sqoop.
  • Knowledge of workflow/schedulers like Oozie.



Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Washington-Seattle

Requisition #: 205103

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

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Full time
Seattle, WA 98101, US