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Hadoop Administrator - Boston

UnitedHealth Group

Boston, MA
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748552 Hadoop Administrator

Hadoop Administrator - Boston (748552)

Position Description

The idea candidate will have excellent analytical and communication skills, will be able to work independently and proactively to improve our HortonWorks platform, and will promote Hadoop solutions to our analytics and life sciences user communities. The candidate will be a member of the Database Administration team and will work closely with several Oracle DBAs to support transitioning our datawarehouse from Oracle to Hadoop.


Job responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and augmenting our production and development Hadoop clusters, specifically Hortonworks
  • Capacity planning
  • Managing resource utilization across competing business priorities
  • Monitoring and tuning cluster performance
  • Identifying opportunities to leverage components of the Hadoop ecosystems which are not yet part of our architecture
  • Assisting ETL developers in coding efficient data flows between customer data sources, internal databases and HDFS
  • Ensuring a high level of security and auditing around our Private Health Information data
  • Providing Hadoop expertise to various operational groups with varying skillsets, who will share admin responsibilities
  • Providing after-hours and weekend support for routine maintenance as well as troubleshooting outages.
  • Compliance with change control standards
  • Remaining current on the latest Hadoop technologies

Required qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • 2 years’ experience implementing data ingestion solutions using Kafka, Spark, and/ or NiFi
  • 4 or more years’ administering or engineering Hadoop platforms (preferably HortonWorks)
  • Broad understanding of information technology topics including hardware, networking, architecture, protocols, file systems and operating systems
  • Familiarity with Java or Python development in a large organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Petabyte-scale data sets
  • Oracle expertise, including SQL knowledge and some admin skills
  • Experience with Healthcare data and privacy standards

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world?s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.SM

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Details

  • Contest Number748552
  • Job TitleHadoop Administrator - Boston
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Boston, MA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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