Big Data Administrator

  • Megan Forg Consulting
  • Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Mar 13, 2017
Permanent Information Technology

Job Description

Location: Randburg, JHB

Salary: R900k per annum


Our client seeks a BEE Big Data Administrator for a permanent role.



Relevant Tertiary Education

5 Years in IT Administration or Linux environment

Deep Understanding of Linux OS

Be able to define scripts using bash or other shell.

Basic development knowledge

Solid understanding of security principals and knowledge of Kerberos and LDAP.



Complete complex administrative tasks and provide operational support of the end to end Big Data solution

Assist in troubleshooting and resolving any complex issues that may arise.

Be able to install from scratch the environment.

Apply patches and upgrades.

Define the monitoring metrics.

Handle the LDAP integration.

Handle the key server integration.

Setup the Kerberos dependencies and necessary configuration.

Create and manage users / groups.

Mange the security roles within the solution

Understand all modules admin and monitoring requirements and define the relevant tasks for the junior administrator.

Start / stop / schedule batch jobs.

Be able to perform troubleshooting e.g. identifying unhealthy / problematic modules in the context of an issue / problem resolution.

Handle partitioning and indexing requirements with the objective not to compromise performance.

Understand the OS and handle any OS level scripting requirements (Must have good Linux knowledge)

Mange the TCP proxy and any firewall port requirements.

Mange the interaction with relevant OS and hardware administrators

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