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Cassandra/Scala/Spark SME

Akima, LLC
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Qivliq Federal Group, an Akima, LLC companyprovides business management, policy support, and technology engineering services to federal civilian and Department of Defense clients. Our mission is to leverage our advanced IT capabilities to deliver difference-making solutions for our customers in the public sector.


Cassandra SME specialized in High Availability Architecture and Design to work closely with a Federal Database Services team managing and developing a mission critical, large-scale system for business operations across a broad array of areas. Be proficient in Scala, and Spark. The Cassandra Database Administrator Specialist will need to have expert knowledge of Cassandra, large-scale business systems, a working knowledge of Oracle and Java J2EE JBoss, expertise in management of an OLTP type information system. Specific tasks include: Examining and Analyzing High Availability needs and requirements, developing and providing Design and Implementation reports to support HA requirements. Providing recommendations on how to implement solutions that meet HA requirements based on clients needs considering industry best practices with justifications and steps to implement recommendations. Serving as an Expert Advisor to the Government to present Cassandra Solutions to support a large mission critical environment and providing knowledge transfer.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years experience in providing database administration services.

  • Minimum 7 years experience in supporting Cassandra at a senior or SME level

  • US Citizenship required.

  • Be proficient in DSE Scala, DSE Spark, DSE Hadoop, and DSE SOLR.

  • Expertwith Cassandra and Database Administration in a large, highly available environment.

  • Expert knowledge of Cassandra in a high volume production environment.

  • Extensive Experience setting up Cassandra architecture and replication solutions.

  • Solid knowledge of physical and logical database design.

  • Solid knowledge in schema design principles with demonstrated aptitude to apply best practices for scalable designs.

  • Experience establishing DBA standards and best practices for Cassandra

  • Ability to communicate with developers and help steer/influence development for optimal performance.

  • Subject matter expert who can inform and mentor existing team DBAs on Cassandra.

  • Ability to convey how Cassandra relates to the overall enterprise system.

  • Ability to identify and recommend tools and services for managing database infrastructure in all environments.

  • Expert knowledge of NoSQL and Linux, including the ability to write scripts.

  • Ability to Install, configure, upgrade, and patch Cassandra databases.

  • Knowledge of hardware sizing and tuning requirements for database loads based on efficient use of multiple resources.

  • Expert on updating and tuning Cassandra instances in a high volume environment.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of the database, including backup, recovery, and disaster recovery management.

  • Proficient writing scripts for maintenance and automation purposes.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to add expert recommendations on architecture/design decisions that will ensure optimal application performance with Cassandra.
Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of USPTO mission and technical infrastructure.

  • Java and Oracle experience.

  • MySQL Percona experience.

  • Consistent network and I/O performance tuning.

  • AWS experience.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We arean equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.

Posted: 2019-04-01 Expires: 2019-04-30
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