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Hadoop Administrator (2020-9092)

Camas, WA, United States
Information Technology


Job Description


Are you looking to join a global technology department for an industry leading financial advisory firm? Fisher Investments is looking for driven technologists to support our growing business. If you are seeking the opportunity to make an impact as we develop scalable and strategic solutions to support our global growth, we want to hear from you!


The Opportunity:


Fisher Investments is seeking a Hadoop Administrator to execute Cloud Big Data initiatives.  As a member of the IT group, you will support the implementation of Cloudera on Azure and ensure that the Cloudera platform adheres to optimal performance standards to meet the firm’s needs. In this role, you will also resolve any technical issues that arise and participate in ongoing Big Data projects.

This role can be a contract-to-hire or direct hire opportunity.


The Day-to-Day:

  • Manage Hadoop and Spark clusters on Azure
  • Monitor cluster health, performance and security
  • Big Data maintenance including: adding or removing nodes, system backup, monitor performance, tune of Hadoop and Spark clusters, MapReduce jobs, Spark jobs, ETL jobs, etc.
  • Play a key role in capacity planning, Azure cost monitoring and optimization 
  • Evaluate new releases of Cloudera platform, provide upgrade recommendations and impact analysis
  • Consult with project team to expand big data functionalities by implementing additional Hadoop and Spark ecosystem components to meet business needs
  • Collaborate with infrastructure, network, database, application and business analytics teams to install operation system, Hadoop and Spark updates, patches, version upgrades and ensure high availability of system and data quality
  • Partner with data delivery and security teams to setup new users, manage Kerberos security and access control
  • Develop training materials and provide training to internal IT and business users
  • Provide after-hour system and application support  as needed and be a point of contact for vendor support and escalation


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience as a Hadoop Administrator
  • Cloudera or Hortonworks Hadoop Administrator Certification
  • Knowledge and understanding of operating systems across various IT environments (e.g. Linux servers, storage and networking)
  • Demonstrated experience in data modelling, design and implementation of adding new datasets into the cluster
  • Experience with:
    • Hadoop, Hive, HiveQL, Spark, Spark SQL
    • Azure services and security (e.g. SAML and roles and identities)
    • one or more languages (e.g. Java, Scala, Python or R)
    • Machine Learning or administering Linux servers is a plus

Why Fisher Investments:


Fisher Investments is a different kind of investment firm. We don’t come from Wall Street, nor do we believe we fit in with most of the finance industry, and we’re proud of that. We work for a bigger purpose: bettering the investment universe. From unmatched service to innovative perspectives on investing, it’s the people that make the Fisher purpose possible. After all, it’s our people that enable us to offer the level of service that we do. And we invest in them accordingly, offering exceptional benefits like:

  • 100% coverage of premiums for health, vision and dental insurance
  • A 50% 401(k) match, up to the IRS maximum
  • 20 days of PTO*, plus 9 paid holidays
  • 8 week paid Primary Caregiver Parental Leave
  • And much, much more

We also provide a cumulative, continuous learning and development framework customized for every employee. This emphasis on personal and professional growth has yielded an award-winning work environment; we’re Great Place to Work Certified, and The Oregonian named us as a Top Workplace.


But in the end, it’s not the perks that keep people here. They stay because they believe in our mission of service—our employees want to make a difference in an industry that can do better.


* California employees accrue up to 17 days of PTO and 3 days of sick time per year.





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