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Kafka Engineer

  • Kafka Engineer
  • Permanent
  • Large Financial Client
  • Melbourne CBD

Position Overview

The ideal candidates will be currently working on Kafka operations hosted on Amazon Web Services. A focus will be placed on your ability to demonstrate a solid understanding on how to maintain a world-class Kafka service. Experience with tools such as AppDynamics, Splunk, Ansible, and CI/CD pipelines are highly regarded. Also required is hands-on experience with AWS, particularly with a focus on configuring a highly available and resilient environment.

In addition to your strong technical capability you will be a proven team player, independent thinker and have a strong desire to explore and learn new skills. You will have fire in the belly to always deliver exceptional services to our customers

Key Role Activities:

  • Proactively monitor the Kafka platform to ensure optimal performance
  • Automate maintenance tasks such as patching, partition balancing etc
  • Document and maintain incident response plans
  • Perform capacity management to ensure we have ample resources for current and future workloads
  • Participate in on-call roster
  • Continuously improve monitoring of key metrics, and fine tune dashboards using Splunk, AppDynamnics and other tools
  • Keep up-to-date with new tools and technologies relevant to the Service and proactively promote new tools and methodologies adoption
  • Be a go to person for Kafka troubleshooting

Skills and Experience

  • Have a strong passion for providing excellent service to customers
  • 5+ years’ experience with operating and supporting mission critical platforms
  • Hands-on experience in integration
  • Have good understanding of various messaging and streaming platforms and protocols
  • Experience in maintaining Kafka is highly desirable
  • Devops capabilities, including the knowledge of testing automation, AWS cloud, APIs and microservices
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience working with GIT, AWS, Jenkins, Artifactory
  • Environment performance monitoring and reporting
  • Documenting practices, solutions, known issues, and common trouble shooting procedures.
  • Ensure all systems, platforms and applications are compliant with and operating to relevant security and data protection standards
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum environment.
  • The ability to work independently with minimal management supervision and as part of a team of engineers.
  • Be confident and actively participate in team support by proposing and implementing solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent social and communication skills, “can do” attitude and excellent analytical skills.
  • Providing technical assistance and support to other team members.

How to apply:
Please apply using the link below or call Steve on 03 8506 6527 for further details. Applications closes based on the volume of applications received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adaps is an equal opportunity employer that actively embraces diversity in its workforce through accurate community representation of gender, culture; thought and work arrangements.