Operations Engineer, Hadoop


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The Hadoop Engineering Team at Conversant Media is responsible for providing and maintaining Hadoop environments across the company. The team provides support for application tuning and profiling of client applications to ensure efficient use of cluster resources.

As part of this team you will work to support multiple production clusters at petabyte scale each. You will be looked to for suggesting cluster upgrades and ensuring functionality for client use. Interaction with a dedicated NOC team will free you up to work with Hadoop allowing deep dives into the technology to provide solutions which surface at huge scale.


  • Perform cluster and system performance tuning
  • Work with cluster subscribers to ensure efficient resource usage in the cluster and alleviate multi-tenancy concerns.
  • Coordinate and monitor cluster upgrade needs.
  • Monitor cluster health and build pro-active tools to look for anomalous behavior.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years Linux experience.
  • 3+ years of distributed systems experience.
  • Experience with C, Java and Bash
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git or Perforce.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with large scale Hadoop Deployments (more than 40 nodes, more than 3 clusters).
  • 5+ years of academic or industry experience (preferably at a technology company.)


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About Conversant

Conversant, Inc. is the leader in personalized digital marketing. Conversant helps the world's biggest companies grow by creating personalized experiences that deliver higher returns for brands and greater satisfaction for people. We offer a fully integrated personalization platform, personalized media programs and the world's largest affiliate marketing network - all fueled by a deep understanding of what motivates people to engage, connect and buy. For more information, please visit www.conversantmedia.com.

Great People, Deserve Great Benefits

We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career. From tuition reimbursement to scholarship programs to employee stock purchase plans and 401(k)s, we offer associates a variety of benefits that work as hard for them as they work for us.

About Epsilon

Epsilon is the global leader in creating connections between people and brands. An all-encompassing global marketing company, we harness the power of rich data, groundbreaking technologies, engaging creative and transformative ideas to get the results our clients require. Recognized by Ad Age as the #1 World CRM/Direct Marketing Network and #1 U.S. Agency from All Disciplines, Epsilon employs over 7,000 associates in more than 70 offices worldwide. Epsilon is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit www.epsilon.com, follow us on Twitter @EpsilonMktg or call 1.800.309.0505.

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