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Kafka Middleware Software Engineer

Location Chicago, United States
Posted 01-July-2022

We are unable to sponsor for this permanent full-time role

Position is bonus eligible

Prestigious Financial Institution is currently seeking a Kafka Middleware Software Engineer. Candidate will provide subject matter expertise for implementation and ongoing support of Kafka Administration in production and non-production environments. Provide senior level technical expertise to Middleware staff.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. Install, configure and maintain Kafka software and supporting tools classified as middleware on multiple operating system platforms Also install, configure and maintain 3rd party software components classified as middleware on multiple operating system platforms. Use subject matter expertise with products to advise on design and assist with development of applications using these tools. Configure production, development and testing environments and ensure the availability of these application services Write complex automation scripts using common automation tools, such as Jenkins and Ansible Provide performance tuning of components and services Design disaster recovery solutions for middleware technologies to comply with business continuity objectives Resolve configuration related problems Resolve complex support issues in both production and non-production environments. Assist production support and development staff in debugging middleware application defects. Create procedural and troubleshooting documentation related to middleware products Participate in or lead moderately or high complex projects. Properly secure middleware technologies Advise on industry best practices as it relates to new product selection. Manage day to day activities of the middleware staff when called upon to do so.


Kafka and supporting monitoring/administrative tools Systems administration and change management practices J2EE application services Message-oriented middleware Internet / Web based technologies ITLT Best Practices Scripting and coding Network technologies CI/CD tools Cloud native applications Technologies used to support microservices File transfer protocols including SFTP Encryption technologies (SSL/TLS, PKI Infrastructure management) Security controls as applied to software technologies. Bachelors degree in a related area 7-10 years of related experience with Minimum 7 years experience working in a distributed multi-platform environment. Minimum 3 supporting middleware technologies Flexibility to be on call from 5 PM to 7 AM for 3 months per year.

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