Hive Database Administrator

Reston, Virginia 20190

Post Date: 02/07/2018 Job ID: 27388 Industry: Information Technology

Kavaliro is looking for a Hive Database administrator for our direct client in Reston, VA.The details of the requirement are given hereunder. Interested candidate may submit the resume in word format.


- " HANDS-ON" big data experience, particularly with acting as DBA/Engineer on Hadoop Schema-On-Read and RBAC (Hive, Ranger). 
- Expertise in Hive Query Language (HQL) and Hive internals (internal/external tables, partitions, clustering, metastore, etc.) 
- Experience with creating Spark/Python scripts to create UDFs to enhance HQL. 
- Experience working in AWS Cloud environment highly desired (S3, EMR, RDS/PostgreSQL, Redshift, DMS) 
- Physical Data Modeling experience is a must. Past experience on MPP platforms such as Netezza/Teradata/Exadata is preferred


1. General Data Modeling experience 
2. " HANDS-ON" big data experience 
3. Strong Communication (written & verbal) 

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Provide on-site database and system support.
  • Monitor, collect statistical information, and provide reporting on capacity and system performance.
  • Based on statistics, make recommendations to maintain and improve capacity and system performance.
  • Monitor the system, and act upon system and application automated alerts.
  • Perform diagnostics, testing, and troubleshooting of software, o/s, and database issues (ex. correcting installation, configuration, or data problems).
  • Plan and perform software installation, configuration, upgrade and patching.
  • Plan and perform database configuration, maintenance, upgrade and patching.
  • Perform and manage system and database backups.
  • Perform manual switch to redundant system / database components, in case of system failure.


Bachelor' s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required 
  • 10+ years experience required 
  • Experience in providing technical support, covering database administration and operations to include monitoring maintenance capacity, performance monitoring/planning and incident/problem troubleshooting and resolution 
  • Strong knowledge of SQL 
  • Understanding of Help Desk tools and trouble ticket tracking processes 
  • Understanding of support agreements and their implied service levels
  • Proven ability to write excellent technical documentation
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