Hadoop Technical Specialist - Toronto, ON


Requisition ID: 33371

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Hadoop Technical Specialist


Purpose of Job

The incumbent will be part of a team that provides  Hadoop technical support for a number of priority initiatives


Key Job Accountabilities

Resolution and Prevention of Problems
- Presented with system level and application problems on mission critical systems requiring immediate resolution, thus ensuring systems are operational according to agreed upon service level agreements and that they have a high degree of integrity and reliability. Often, resolution determination requires interaction with service vendors. Considerable effort is placed into determining, developing and delivering procedures to protect production environment from unplanned outages.

 Provide Technical Assistance to Users
- Establishes system scope and objectives. Develops practical manual or automated procedures to solve complex problems. Prepares detailed specifications for programs, analyses and revises existing system logic deficiencies, oversees all phases of the technical system design and will advice, check and direct systems programs onto the correct technical system design.
Systems Administration and New Projects
- Perform system administration tasks associated with environment of specialization for the development, UAT and production environments as well supporting production code implementation. Provide training on specific environment to Operations, Network and Development Departments as required. New projects could include applications such as central back up for applications and database application monitoring tools or high-speed restoration software.
Control Access, Ensure Security and Contingency Planning
- Ongoing customization and maintenance of system access facilities to ensure and enforce strict security of financial environment. Plan, implement and test contingency plans for various hardware and software environments.
System Monitoring and Updates
-    During the course of the year, applications are monitored and statistical information regarding resource usage is compiled. Recommendations are put forward to management for capacity planning and system upgrades where resource constraints are identified to ensure that a reliable production environment is maintained.
User Group Involvement
-    Participate in user groups to gain information on other user’s project successes and/or failures. Required to keep up to date with technological breakthroughs and trends in field of specialization.


Skills, Experiences and Functional Competencies

- The incumbent must have an excellent working knowledge in  Hadoop ecosystem and in the following operating systems and technologies:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Sun Solaris, Lenovo/Cisco/Sun hardware, NIS, DNS, LDAP, NFS, Apache ,Websphere application server, Websphere MQ, Tomcat, Web proxy, Citrix on Unix and Veritas products (Volume Manager, File System, Netbackup, Clustering),monitoring tools, shell scripting, and  Autosys or Tidal Job Scheduler would be an asset.
- Working knowledge of Hadoop ecosystem is an asset
- Working knowledge of the following databases is an asset: Oracle, Sybase.
- Working knowledge of LAN/WAN environments and protocols.
- Requires a minimum of 5 years job related experience and possesses analytical and proactive problem solving skills. Expert understanding in area of specialty.
- Ability to work with non-technical users.


Education and Other Requirements

- Requires post-secondary education with focus on Computer Science, Math  or Engineering disciplines.


Misc Comments

- The incumbent must be prepared to work early, late or night shifts.
- Must be able to work on site or remotely (over the phone) and must be available on a 7 x 24 x 365 basis for systems support/consultation.
- Pager and/or cellphone/RIM support at all times is a mandatory requirement.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (English).
- A fair amount of paid overtime, including weekends and holidays, will be required due to high availability and small or no down-time requirements for the supported systems.
- employee security clearance will be required

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

Full time
Toronto, 08, CA