Global Engineering

Senior KAFKA DBA

Bangalore

Why Verifone

For more than 30 years Verifone has established a remarkable record of leadership in the electronic payment technology industry. Verifone has one of the leading electronic payment solutions brands and is one of the largest providers of electronic payment systems worldwide.

Verifone has a diverse, dynamic and fast paced work environment in which employees are focused on results and have opportunities to excel. We take pride in the fact that we work with leading retailers, merchants, banks, and third party partners to invent and deliver innovative payments solution around the world. We strive for excellence in our products and services, and are obsessed with customer happiness. Across the globe, Verifone employees are leading the payments industry through experience, innovation, and an ambitious spirit. Whether it’s developing the next platform of secure payment systems or searching for new ways to bring electronic payments to new markets, the team at Verifone is dedicated to the success of our customers, partners and investors. It is this passion for innovation that drives each one of our employees for personal and professional success. 

About the role

As an administrator, incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the Kafka performance, high availability, and security of Kafka clusters.

  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that kafka management policies, processes and procedures are followed, adhering to ITIL good practice principles and are subjected to continuous improvement as per PCI standards.
  • He/ She will be responsible for reviewing system design changes to ensure they adhere to expected service standards and recommend changes to ensure maximum stability, availability and efficiency of the supported applications.
  • The candidate should understand the application functionality, business logics and work with application stake holders to understand the requirement and discuss with the new application features and propose the right solutions.
  • He / She would liaise closely and work in collaboration with the release management teams, Support teams and the infrastructure admins.

What you'll do 

  • Install, deploy and manage Kafka clusters on physical and virtual machines
  • Create, configure and monitor large-scale, secure, Kafka clusters
  • Create kafka topics, kafka connectors and replication based on the project requirements
  • Support Kafka in a high availability, multi-data center environment
  • Monitor Kafka cluster using Kafka manager, confluent control center, Prometheus, ELK and AppD etc.
  • Configure and monitor numerous Kafka instances across the location
  • Automate routine tasks with your own scripts or open-source and enterprise tools
  • Maintain Kafka performance, data retention and capacity planning
  • Write documentation and collaborate with technical peers online
  • Performance tuning for high throughput and architecting high availability servers

What qualifications will you need to be successful? 

Skills and Qualifications

  • More than 10 years' of experience in large scale Kafka build & implementation, work experience in confluent kafka enterprise, community and cloud-based environments
  • Experience in implementing security & authorization (permission based) on Kafka cluster
  • Experience in Kafka, zookeepers, Kafka connect, Kafka SQL, schema registry Avro schemas
  • High availability cluster setup, maintenance and ongoing support and exposure to Kafka APIs
  • Hands on experience in standing up and administrating Kafka platform which includes creating a backup & mirroring of Kafka Cluster brokers, broker sizing, topic sizing, h/w sizing, performance monitoring, broker security, topic security, consumer/producer access management (ACL)
  • Create topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts Has good knowledge of best practices
  • Experience of Kafka Producer/Consumer Microservices concepts and Kafka distributed Architecture
  • Experience on Kafka version upgrade, preferably from version 5.0 to 6.0, on production environment with a zero or very minimum application down time, either with ops manager or custom script
  • Experience on building the application monitoring using tools like, AppD, ELK, Grafana , Prometheus etc.
  • Work with engineering team to understand the kafka requirement and guide them the best practice and optimize the queries to get the better performance
  • Adhere to the incident and change process, release, prepare the document and perform the peer review for all the planned production tasks
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with emphasis on executive communication
  • Flexible with regards to working shifts; on-call & weekends

Good to Have (Not Mandatory):

  • Experience working with PCI (Payment Card Industry Data Security) standards
  • ITIL environment experience
  • Familiar with configuration management like Puppet/Chef would be preferred
  • Ability to work with operations/Devops team

Verifone is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Verifone is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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