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Lead DBA - Big Data

Cary, North Carolina Apply

Job Location:Cary, NC

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife is seeking a Lead DBA to assist in managing a large scale 7x24x365 Hadoop cluster environment.  The successful candidate will have a track record of operational excellence managing large scale production databases utilizing one or more of the following (Hadoop, HBase). This position will work closely with the existing DBA team to provide support in our development and production environments.  This individual will work closely with our application development teams to design, develop and implement new enhancements and database applications. The ideal candidate will be technically savvy, with excellent communication skills and possess the ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively with business and technology partners. A passion for technology with a proven track record of implementing new technology and features is a must.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Install/upgrade Hadoop big data platform and implement security for Hadoop big data platform
  • Periodically review the new patches; design and develop new tools for process improvements; prepare SOPs for product installations, upgrades and any other new process
  • setup best practices for monitoring;
  • Analyze Hardware, Software requirements for the projects; assist Build team with Environment requirements
  • Design and Develop new processes for better maintenance of the environments; Help Application and Operations team to troubleshoot the performance issues
  • Participate in the on-call rotation to support a 7x24x365 environment

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years of related experience with 2+ in big data and/or NoSQL
  • Linux and/or Unix expertise
  • Experience in Hadoop software installs and upgrades, ability to setup HA
  • Strong in troubleshooting skills for performance issues and implementing the solutions
  • Needs to be good team player and work independently
  • Scripting – Shell, Python, or similar
  • Experienced with working in a large-scale production environment and change control procedures


  • MongoDB, Splunk, BigSQL
  • Containers/Docker
  • Experience in SOLR and Hbase tuning
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer science, related field and/or relevant industry certifications

Business Category

Global Infrastructure Technology Operations – Service Operations

Number of Openings


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Requisition #: 112722