Houston, Texas - Added 2022-01-11 Hadoop / Linux Platform Engineer

We are searching for a Hadoop/Linux Platform Engineer to join our dedicated and talented team. At TSP, we share a passion for providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience for every customer in the TSP family.

The best and the brightest work with us, and we strive for every employee to have a sense of belonging. As a minority-owned business, we believe our diverse backgrounds and viewpoints make us stronger. Our people work in and support the technology environments of some of the world’s largest and most well-known brands.


The Platform Engineer will work closely with data engineers and the IT Infrastructure team to ensure the data platform is highly available, reliable, and scalable. This individual will provide technical and thought leadership to the team to streamline the delivery of analytics to the business. This role is performed 100% onsite in Houston, TX. 


Hadoop/Linux Platform Engineers at TSP typically have the following job responsibilities:

  • Architect and implement technical solutions which improve the service level of the data platform
  • Install, configure, and administer Hadoop ecosystem tools and technologies
  • Perform incident investigation, diagnosis, and provide resolution
  • Manage cluster provisioning, performance tuning, and security configuration
  • Perform system monitoring and remediation of any platform related issue
  • Identify recurring problems and perform root cause analysis
  • Collaborate with Data Engineers and Data Scientists to perform upgrades and patching
  • Ensure continuous availability of data platform services
  • Serve as the primary contact for the data platform for hardware and vendor escalation
  • Assist Data Engineers and Data Scientists with performance tuning and system resource allocations
  • Document and maintain the data platform architecture
  • Perform application deployments acting as a gatekeeper to the production environment
  • Identify opportunities for platform improvements and present recommendations to management

The ideal person to fill this role will have experience such as:

  • 5+ years of experience installing, administering, and maintaining Linux based software
  • 5+ years of experience administering Hadoop ecosystem tools and technologies
  • 5+ years of experience designing and implementing redundant systems including data backups/recoveries, high availability, load balancing, and disaster recovery
  • 5+ years of experience designing, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems
  • 2+ years of experience in application deployment automation and DevOps practices
  • 2+ years of experience supporting container-based platforms including Docker and Kubernetes
  • 2+ years of experience with IT automation tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or Terraform
  • Knowledgeable of core IT infrastructure technologies including virtualization, networking, and storage management
  • Knowledgeable of modern DevOps practices and infrastructure as code

Additional information about this Hadoop/Linux Platform Engineer role:

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Selected candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start or receive an approved exemption
  • Clear criminal background and drug screen is required prior to start
  • Must be available to work onsite in Houston, TX 100% (no remote)
  • Interview process will also include onsite in Houston for technical round
  • Must be available for direct hire; no visa sponsorship is available for this role

We Are TSP

TSP is an award-winning and customer-endorsed technology solutions company. Throughout the United States and Canada, we create custom, flexible and flawlessly executed IT solutions that amplify our customers’ team and simplify their service.

From workforce recruiting and staffing to network, server and storage maintenance, we create an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. We don’t manufacture devices or sell software. Our product is our people — dedicated and talented individuals focused on our customers’ long-term success above TSP’s short-term gain.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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