Sr. Hadoop Systems Engineer

| Chicago

Founded by The Allstate Corporation in 2016, Arity is a data and analytics company focused on improving transportation. We collect and analyze enormous amounts of data, using predictive analytics to build solutions with a single goal in mind: to make transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

At the heart of that mission are the people that work here—the dreamers, doers and difference-makers that call this place home. As part of that team, your work will showcase both your intelligence and your creativity as you tackle real problems and put your talents towards transforming transportation.

That’s because at Arity, we believe work and life shouldn’t be at odds with one another. After all, we know that your unique qualities give you a unique perspective. We don’t just want you to see yourself here. We want you to be yourself here.
 

 

 

The Role

 

As a Sr. Hadoop Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, Security and on-going support of Arity’s Hortonworks Hadoop Distribution on AWS.  You will partner with Data Scientists as well as product stakeholders to create an advanced analytics framework. 

 

 

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Manage large scale multi-tenant Hadoop cluster environments residing on AWS.
  • Handle all Hadoop environment builds, including design, security, capacity planning, cluster setup, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring.
  • Perform high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for the Hadoop Cluster.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Creation of key performance metrics, measuring the utilization, performance and overall health of the cluster.
  • Deploy new/upgraded hardware and software releases and establish proper communication channels.
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders to ensure we have solid capacity planning and can manage our TCO.
  • Ability to collaborate with product managers, lead engineers and data scientists on all facets of the Hadoop Eco-System.
  • Ensure existing data/information assets are secure and adhering to a best in class security model.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Possess at least 3 years of managing a multi-tenant production Hadoop environment;
  • A deep understanding of Hadoop internals, design principals, cluster connectivity, security and the factors that affect distributed system performance;
  • Proven experience with identifying and resolving hardware and software related issues;
  • Experience with Hortonworks DataPlatform;
  • Knowledge of best practices related to security, performance, and disaster recovery;
  • Expert experience with at least two of the following languages; SQL, Python, Java, Scala, Spark or Bash.
  • Experience with CloudFormation, Git, Jenkins, Ansible
  • Experience with complex networking infrastructure including firewalls, VLANs, and load balancers.

 

 

 

Additional Experiences

 

Additional Experiences Preferred

  • Experience managing Cloud Services (IaaS, PaaS).  AWS Certification is preferred;
  • Experience with a number of different real-time integration tools such as Apache Flink, Kafka, Storm or Flume.  Leveraging Hortonworks DataFlow is preferred;
  • Experience as a DBA or Linux Admin

Personal Experiences Required

  • Proven ability to lead multiple high priorities initiative with aggressive timelines leveraging an agile framework.
  • Comfortable performing in a fast paced, dynamic and ambiguous business environment.
  • Ability to concentrate on a wide range of loosely defined complex situations, which require creativity and originality, where guidance and counsel may be unavailable.
  • Demonstrated a product mindset with an ability to set forward thinking and direction.
  • Must be able to communicate technical information clearly, able to ‘translate’ between diverse groups of technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Partner with business units in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions.
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to offer why one technical solutions is more preferable than another.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex concepts.
  • Ability to lead a group of employees (directly or indirectly).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Business / Data Sciences required, Master’s Degree Preferred.
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Heads up: when you click “apply now” you’ll be directed to the Allstate careers site. You’re still looking at an Arity job, but because we were founded by Allstate, we share the same application system.

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Location

Arity's located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of Chicago's tech scene. Mobility is what we do & you can find us using all forms to get to work.
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza , Chicago, IL 60654

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Arity, you’re encouraged to see yourself and be yourself. When you walk through the door, you are part of something bigger than yourself and are empowered to achieve and be better than when you first started here. The space and culture facilitate collaboration & are designed to spark innovation, allowing us to accelerate the future of mobility.

Taylor, Steph & Rachel

Culture team

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The mission of our team is to derive meaningful events and features from raw telematics data, with a mix of physics, signal processing, machine learning, & experimentation. Derived from big data, we're developing best-in-class solutions for collision and distracted driving detection which is disrupting the mobility space.

Venu & Kyle

Data Scientists, Advanced Sensor Insights Team

What makes someone successful on your team?

Product Managers on my team are go-getters. They dive into an ambiguous market and drive our business by leveraging core competencies that achieve solutions. To be successful, they think big, have entrepreneurial drive, wear multiple hats, and have a positive, resilient attitude. Above all, we win together and do this by building each other up.

Rachel

Group Product Manager, Shared Mobility Solutions Team

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

When collaborating with other teams at Arity, transparency is essential. That means communicating clearly, as well as understanding and respecting other's perspectives. Everyone has strengths that they bring to the table, and open communication allows my team to find those superpowers to work efficiently and successfully deliver to our customers.

Shireen

Salesforce Product Owner, Customer Success Team

What are Arity Perks + Benefits

Arity Benefits Overview

Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation, but you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
If enrolled, you have coverage for certain periodic vision exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, or contact lenses, up to a designated dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We also provide a cash balance pension benefit, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with the company. Employees are vested after 3 years.
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Arity offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Looking for more information? You can find details here: https://www.allstate.jobs/life-allstate/benefits/#toggle-id-4.

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