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Job Ref:  204615433
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Berkshire
City:  Reading
Post Code:  RG2
Salary:  £35000 - £45000/annum Blue Chip Benefits
24/10/2016 11:16
Open Source Developers - Big data platform

Job Description:

A leading IT Consultancy are looking to recruit a number of Open Source Developers to build out their open source NA.

This is an opportunity to develop your career at a genuine world leading consultancy, working on challenging real world problems. You will be expected to become a highly visible and connected member of the Open Source community.

New software will be created as required to meet customer requirements, particularly around controlling platform interfaces.

The client:

A leading business and technology services company with a global workforce. In the UK, they are ranked as a top 5 Defence software and IT services supplier providing defence advisory services, software solutions, systems integration, secure hosting services and training across the Ministry of Defence including frontline operations, security, intelligence, communications, personnel systems, logistics and infrastructure.

*** Please note that this is an SC Cleared role ***


* Full participation in agile processes

* Team estimation
* Evaluating User Stories
* Delivering software improvements against User Stories

* End to end responsibility for personal contribution

* Implementing automated testing
* Feature demonstrations
* Integration into release process

* Maintaining awareness of emerging and changing Big Data / Hadoop ecosystem
* Maintaining or increasing quality of overall delivery, through robust approach to version control, change tracking and automated testing
* Take ownership of delivery of allocated User Stories, which may extend beyond personal skill set requiring personal coordination and self organising within team

Mandatory requirements:

* Familiarity (>=1 year) working with Open Source community-backed components (interacting with online forums, communities, bug trackers)
* Experience with version control (git, Subversion) and best practices around task tracking and ticketing systems (JIRA, Trac, Bugzilla)
* Basic Linux system administration (package management, editing files, locating logs, inspecting running processes)
* Familiar with Java ecosystem (JVM, Jars, editing existing code, compiling)


* Familiarity working with Open Source commercially-backed components
* Linux system administration (installation, creating filesystems)
* Awareness of Linux ecosystem and major vendors
* Awareness of Hadoop ecosystem and major vendors and components

* Ambari
* Kafka
* NiFi
* ZooKeeper

* Experience working with distributed or clustered computing platforms

* Cassandra
* MongoDB
* Riak
* Redis
* Elastic Search
* SolrCloud

* Experience of High Availability architectures
* Experience of debugging distributed computing platforms
* Demonstration of following approaches to software development

* Security (PKI, TLS)
* Maintainability (Defensive programming, readability, logging)
* Scalability (Memory management, stack depth, streaming, decoupling)

* Knowledgeable about networking (IPv4, TCP, basic routing, basic packet capture)
* Knowledgeable about Service Oriented Architecture
* Evidence of working with programming languages that are not part of personal skills set (e.g., Java developer showing examples of debugging JavaScript)
* Experience of Virtualisation (VirtualBox, VMware, KVM, OpenStack), Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, AWS, Azure) and Container platforms (Docker)
* Experience working with Agile software development
* Experience of automation (test automation, server automation, installation automation)
* Familiarity with:

* WebSockets

* * Programming/scripting languages:

* Java
* Python
* Bash
* JavaScript

* * Components

* Apache httpd
* nginx
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux
* AngularJS
* Bootstrap
* Foreman
* OpenStack
* Selenium
* Jenkins
* Kibana


As well as opportunities for professional development and growth this position offers

* Profit Participation plan
* Share Purchase Plan
* Competitive Pension Scheme
* Private Health Care for members as a taxable benefit
* 25 days annual leave with the option to buy/sell
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