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Assocaite Principal Kafka/Hashicorp Vault Administrator


Posted: 05/19/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Technology Job Number: 564930 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Associate Principal Kafka/Hashicorp Vault Administrator-
Salary- 145,000- 150,000
Location- - Dallas or Chicago- HYBRID 3 days onsite

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Install, configure and maintain Kafka software and supporting tools classified as middleware on multiple operating system platforms

  • Install, configure and maintain Hashicorp Vault as well as support integration with Venafi and customer automations.

  • Also install, configure and maintain 3rd party software components classified as middleware on multiple operating system platforms.

  • Use subject matter expertise with products to advise on design and assist with development of applications using these tools. 

  • Configure production, development and testing environments and ensure the availability of these application services

  • Write complex automation scripts using common automation tools, such as Jenkins and Ansible

  • Provide performance tuning of components and services

  • Design disaster recovery solutions for middleware technologies to comply with business continuity objectives

  • Resolve configuration related problems

  • Resolve complex support issues in both production and non-production environments.

  • Assist production support and development staff in debugging middleware application defects.

  • Create procedural and troubleshooting documentation related to middleware products

  • Participate in or lead moderately or high complex projects.

  • Properly secure middleware technologies

  • Advise on industry best practices as it relates to new product selection.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day activities of the middleware staff when called upon to do so.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • Excellent problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to multi-task and work with management to prioritize tasks.

  • Demonstrate strong confidence in abilities and knowledge.

  • Ability to work well in crisis situations.

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision

  • Flexibility to be on call from 5 PM to 7 AM for 3 months per year.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.


Technical Skills:

  • Expert understanding of:

    • Kafka and supporting monitoring/administrative tools

    • Hashicorp Vault

    • Systems administration and change management practices

    • J2EE application services

    • Message-oriented middleware

    • Internet / Web based technologies

    • ITLT Best Practices

    • Scripting and coding

    • Network technologies

    • CI/CD tools

    • Cloud native applications

    • Technologies used to support microservices

    • File transfer protocols including SFTP

    • Encryption technologies (SSL/TLS, PKI Infrastructure management)

    • Security controls as applied to software technologies.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area

  • 7-10 years of related experience with

    • Minimum 7 years experience working in a distributed multi-platform environment.

    • Minimum 3 supporting middleware technologies

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