Infrastructure Architect @ Manhattan, NY - Anira Solutions (Freeport)
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Position: Infrastructure Architect
Location: Lower Manhattan, NY
Duration: 6+ Months
Prolifics is seeking a hands-on Middleware Infrastructure Architect with expertise in Apache Kafka to join our Digital Integration Consulting Team. The Kafka Infrastructure Architect role will augment our client engagement located onsite in the Financial District of Manhattan for the duration of the project. Candidates must be local to the Tri-State area or able to relocate to meet on-site requirements. Initial contract duration is 6+ months, with likelihood of extension.
General Messaging Middleware: (Background)
Messaging expertise with extensive, well-rounded background in a diverse set of messaging middleware solutions (commercial, open source, in-house) with in-depth understanding of architectures of such solutions. Examples: Kafka, RabbitMQ, Tibco, IBM, Solace
Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and operations
Deep understanding of different messaging paradigms (pub/sub, queuing), as well as delivery models, quality-of-service, and fault-tolerance architectures
Knowledge of messaging protocols and associated APIs
Kafka: (Minimum must-have s)
Established track record with Kafka technology, with a deep understanding of the Kafka architecture and internals of how it works, along with interplay of architectural components: brokers, Zookeeper, producers/consumers, Kafka Connect, Kafka Streams
Strong fundamentals in Kafka administration, configuration, and troubleshooting
Practical experience with how to scale Kafka, KStreams, and Connector infrastructures, with the motivation to build efficient platforms
Hands-on experience as a developer who has used the Kafka API to build producer and consumer applications, along with expertise in implementing KStreams components. Have developed KStreams pipelines, as well as deployed KStreams clusters
Strong knowledge of the Kafka Connect framework, with experience using several connector types: HTTP REST proxy, JMS, File, SFTP, JDBC, Splunk, Salesforce, and how to support wire-format translations. Knowledge of connectors available from Confluent and the community would be a plus
Hands-on experience in designing, writing, and operationalizing new Kafka Connectors using the framework
General Job Description: (best practice & plus items)
Work in an agile environment, designing and developing API library/Interfaces for publishing/consuming & streaming data to and from the platform.
Configuring clusters for strategic Multi Data Center deployments.
Implement new open source solutions that have been developed around the platform, improving cluster architecture, improving monitoring capabilities, and developing and possibly open sourcing tooling will be a plus.
Other Requirements: (soft skills)
At least 8+ years of total IT experience with 2+ years experience in a similar job function working on Kafka deployments.
Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
Excellent communication skills
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and work as part of a small team and independently as required.
Able to create technical presentations to convey architectural vision, while tailoring to the audience
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