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Principal Kafka Engineer

Apply REF: 049217

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Job Description Summary

Responsible for the design, development, modification, testing, adaption, and/or implementation and post implementation support of short- and long-term software solutions to business and technology needs. Reviews system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions. Works independently in a fast paced environment on highly complex issues.

Senior Kafka Developer
We are in need of a Senior Kafka Developer in our Enterprise Integration Services team that provides reusable, extensible and standardized integration solutions across multiple lines of business.

In this important role you will:

·     Design and develop scalable and reliable real-time stream processing solutions using Hortonworks Data Flow HDF product suite (Nifi/Kafka/Spark)

·     Provide expertise and hands on experience working with Kafka brokers and Kafka connectors

·     Create topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts and has good knowledge of best practices.

·      Work directly with BOTW business partners to translate complex functional and technical requirements for streaming data ingestion solutions into detailed design & implementation plans

·      Work closely with EA and cross-functional technical resources to devise and recommend solutions based on the understood requirements

·      Work closely with Platform Engineering team to analyze complex distributed production deployments, and make recommendations to optimize performance

·       Provide input for capacity planning and sizing of streaming environment (Kafka/Nifi)

·       Implement application development lifecycle management using BOTW’s and industry standard frameworks

·        Write and produce technical documentation, knowledgebase articles

·        Work with Production Support to assist with troubleshooting service stability, message topic or delivery issues, perform data related benchmarking, performance analysis and tuning.

· Perform design & code reviews


Qualifications / Experience Requirements

·     Minimum 4+ years of experience in development and support of stream processing solutions in Hadoop technologies

·     Minimum 10+ years of software industry and integration solutions development experience.

·     Expert level knowledge of Kafka and related technologies (Hive, Hadoop, Spark, Storm, Nifi, Zookeeper, Ambary, Ranger)

·     Strong Knowledge of SOAP, REST, JMS architecture Concepts and PUB/SUB Pattern

·     Strong knowledge of web services security

·      Solid knowledge of  Java SE, Java EE, XML, XML Schema, XSD, XSLT/XPath and JSON technologies

·     Experience with CA API Gateway and/or IBM WebSphere MQ and/or Software AG WebMethods Integration Server is preferred.

·      Experience in building and deploying MicroServices on containers such as Docker, Kubernetes etc.

·     Experience documenting and communicating integration designs aligned to business requirements

·      Experience designing queries and working with standard object/relational databases such as Oracle, MS SQL and NoSQL such as Cassandra and Hive

·       Experience in DevOps tools like Jenkins

·       Experience with source code controlled environments like GIT or SVN

·       Experience with Source control/Bug Tracking/Automated Build tools Jira, Jenkins and SVN

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·        Experience in the financial services industry preferred

·        Strong sense of ownership and passion for developing simple solutions for complex problems

· Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, or related field



    Bachelor's Degree

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

    Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations. 

    Primary Location: United States-California-San RamonJob Type: Full-timeJob: Technology Reference: 049217