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Big Data Administrator (Intermediate) - Health Systems

Business:  Discovery Health
Function:  IT Big Data
Date:  03-Apr-2021

Discovery – Health Systems (DHS)

Big Data Administrator (Jnr)

About Discovery
Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.


About Discovery Health Systems (DHS)
The Discovery Health Systems (DHS) is a world class software development house that enables the Discovery Health Business to use digital transformation as a competitive advantage. It focuses on rapid quality software delivery. Innovation and excellence are key attributes to all our initiatives. The skills and expertise in the team allows a diverse product development on all strategic, tactical and operational changes. Our environment is fast-paced and demands energy, drive, enthusiasm, ownership and creativity, but it rewards with an extremely fulfilling and stimulating environment that actively supports career growth and development.


Key Purpose
To join our Enterprise Architecture team (System Architects, Enterprise Architects, Developers) with the responsibility of understanding the overall business needs and the requirements. The primary responsibility of this role is to have deep understanding and be able to perform the admin tasks for the Big Data environment


Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to
 Perform all duties assigned by the administrators or engineers in the team
 Installation of Cloudera components
 Monitoring the environment
 Configuring users and roles
 Configuring NiFi flows
 Ingesting data in the cluster utilizing the designed data pipeline
 Setting up relevant data science frameworks
 Initial troubleshooting of issues


Personal Attributes and Skills
 Technology savvy person with real hunger for acquiring technology knowledge
 Ability and willingness to do research and do remote courses
 Fast learner
 Learning is regarded as a hobby
 Really driven individual
 Ability to work under stress
 Self-starter


Education and Experience
 BSc Computer Science or equivalent 3-year IT qualification
 2 years’ experience in a Technology environment working on System Infrastructure
 Linux REDHAT Certification - advantageous
 Datacenter architecture and processes – entry level knowledge
 Network (topology, VLANs, switches, routers etc.) - entry level knowledge
 AD forest and LDAP – entry level knowledge
 Virtualization – entry level knowledge
 Linux OS - good knowledge and experience
 Level of knowledge and understanding about any Cloudera components, any non SQL DB, any relational DB, NiFi or any messaging middleware would be a major plus



The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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