DevOps Engineer - Hadoop

9708 United Kingdom, Leeds Business Intelligence Permanent

The role: DevOps Engineer – Hadoop

We are looking for a Hadoop – DevOps Engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds service office.

Are you our next star player?

As part of our data platform team, you will be responsible for driving the design and development of core platform frameworks that enable the delivery and construction processes for the Data Management, Data Discovery and Analytics group, and using emerging big data technologies. You will be required to apply your depth of knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, as well as partner continuously with your different business partners daily to stay focused on common goals.

Why we need you: 

As a dedicated team member, you will propose best practices and standards, handover to the operations. You will test software prototypes and transfer them to the operational team and maintain data security and privacy across the data warehouse.

  • Efficiently translate architecture and low-level requirements to design.
  • Perform optimizations on Big Data and investigation of job bottlenecks.
  • Take responsibility for the documentation, design, development of Hadoop applications and handle the installation, configuration, and support of Hadoop cluster nodes.
  • Maintain and support backend MapReduce, Hive, Storm, Flink applications and Hadoop cluster.
  • Convert hard and complex techniques as well as functional requirements into detailed designs.
  • You will be responsible for deploying data science artefacts, implementing metrics gathering processes, managing the data science technology stack and a lot more.

Who are we looking for:

  • Familiarity with Hadoop ecosystem and its components. Like HDFS, KAFKA, FLINK, HIVE, YARN, HBASE etc with exceptional knowledge of Hadoop administration.
  • Hands on experience in installation, configuration, supporting and managing Hadoop Clusters using Apache, Cloudera or Hortonworks.
  • Have experience in Development Operations (DevOps), Software Configuration Management, Build and Release Management.
  • Have knowledge in Zookeeper, journal Nodes, Hadoop HA, Hadoop HA Federation, Hue, MapReduce, HBase, Hive, Apache Ranger, Apache Sentry, Kerberos and Apache Knox.
  • Good experience in setting up the High-Availability Hadoop Clusters. focusing on high-availability, fault tolerance, and auto-scaling.
  • Good knowledge of (Windows / Linux) system, better if RedHat/CentOS.
  • Proficiency with at least one scripting language like Bash/PowerShell/Python etc.


  • Knowledge and experience with DevOps automation tools and on CI using either Maven, Nexus or Jenkins.
  • Knowledge on Docker, Kubernetes and Ansible/Salt Stack to automate Configuration management & Applications.
  • Understanding of networking and firewalls and storage systems (DAS, NAS, SAN, FC etc) and file systems.
  • Good understanding of SDLC and distributed data / systems / architectures.
  • Knowledge on Job Automation and Monitoring like Grafana, Ganglia, Kibana, Nagios
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills; the implementation of these skills in Big Data domain

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus. And we provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

Your package will include:

  • health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • the option to join our company pension scheme
  • £1,000 as a congratulations if you have a baby whilst you work for us
  • discounted gym membership
  • in-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career
  • free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office
  • social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a Zoom Interview.

The Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange. Flutter brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

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