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Big Data/ Linux Administrator (Hadoop)

Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Sector: Big Data
Job Type: contract
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH130035

Big Data/ Linux Administrator (Hadoop)

Experis is the global leader in professional resourcing and project-based workforce solutions. Our suite of services range from interim and permanent recruitment to managed services and consulting, enabling businesses to achieve their goals. We accelerate organisational growth by attracting, assessing and placing specialised professional talent.

On behalf of our client, a leading financial institution in Zürich, we are looking for a Hadoop Administrator with very good understanding of Linux commands and ability to analyse and solve issues related to large Big Data clusters.

Overview of the project:

  • The successful candidate will be part of a global team responsible for the bank's strategic big data platform, with a focus on production stability and ongoing administration of the Big Data infrastructure. The role also requires monitoring incident queues and response to users in timely manner and to resolve the issues on the Big Data Platform.


  • Manage the full lifecycle of the platform from a Production Services' point of view, E2E, preventing escalations, managing risks and fulfilling the expectations of the platform's key stakeholders
  • Working with data delivery teams to setup new Hadoop clusters.
  • Cluster maintenance as well as creation and removal of nodes using tools like Cloudera Manager Enterprise
  • Monitor Hadoop cluster connectivity and security
  • Manage, Troubleshoot and review Hadoop log files
  • Workload management, load balancing, quota management of the Cloudera cluster
  • Platform Administration and Maintenance
  • Incident and Event Management
  • Problem Management
  • Change Management


  • At least 5 years of experience with excellent knowledge of Linux commands and utilities required to analyze and solve issues related to large Big data clusters (min. 5 years of working experience)
  • Experience of working with Cloudera Hadoop components (support and maintenance) such as HDFS, Sentry, HBase, Impala, Hue, Spark, Hive, YARN, ZooKeeper and Postgres (min. 3 years of experience)
  • Excellent team player, people coach
  • Understanding of Incident Management/Problem Management processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English,
  • Screen Spark cluster job performances and capacity planning (any experience would be a huge plus)


  • German is an asset
  • Experience of working with Enterprise Job Schedulers like Control-M/Rundeck is good to have
  • Understand and experience of working on Palantir Foundry platform is good to have
  • Knowledge of Tableau administration would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Micro service Architecture
  • Knowledge of Salt stack / Ansible

Interested in this opportunity? Kindly send us your CV today through the link in the advert. However should you have any questions please contact Sophia Biafora on +41 44 229 99 40.

Even though this position may not be the perfect fit for you, please reach out to us, as we have hundreds of open positions at Experis IT across Switzerland.

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