Big Data Infrastructure Administrator

Verizon Corporate Technology's Advanced Analytics Group is looking for Big Data Infrastructure Administrator with  experience in architecting and building infrastructure to deploy and manage Hadoop, NoSql, InMemory Platforms(s) and data collectors. You will be part of the team building worlds one of the largest Big Data Platform(s) that can ingest 100’s of Terabytes of data that will be consumed for Business Analytics, Operational Analytics, Text Analytics, Data Services and build Big Data Solutions across various Verizon Business units.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of building disruptive technology where Big Data will be used as platform to build solutions for Advanced Analytics, Data Services and Solutions.

  • Primary responsibility would be to keep the big data infrastructure operational across various environments.
  • Work with the team to build the big data platform infrastructure reference architecture.
  • Deep understanding of L2 vs. L3 networking, network architecture & VLANs
  • Understand all components of the platform infrastructure in order to analyze impact of alerts and other system messages.
  • Proactively monitor systems and drive troubleshooting and tuning.
  • Knowledge in networking to troubleshoot and isolate infrastructure issues.
  • Expert level experience in networking to help build the required data pipes to move data from different endpoints to the big data platform.
  • Be the point of contact for production issues and alerts and resolve the issues in a timely manner.
  • Complete tasks required to maintain SLA’s and availability of all supported applications/platforms and tools.
  • Install and manage various tools & tech stack that is required for the Big Data Team.


  • Over 7 years’ experience working as a System’s Administrator.
  • Expert level experience Administering Linux and windows servers.
  • Hands on experience installing and managing Big Data Technologies like Hadoop, Splunk, and Vertica.
  • Experience to install and maintain development tools.( source control, testing tools & collaboration tools)
  • Good scripting experience using Shell, python.
  • Experience with Puppet is a must.
  •  Experience in building data collection/log farming strategy using Flume, Splunk or Kafka.
  •  Ability to work with various technical partners at Verizon.
  • Experience installing and working with monitoring tools like Nagios, ganglia is a must.
  •  Experience with RPM, YUM, PDSH is required.
  • Experience managing large server farms is a must.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.