Gunnison Consulting Group Inc
  • Suitland-Silver Hill, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time



Gunnison is growing! Join our team!

Gunnison is seeking Hadoop/Hortonworks System Engineer interested in working on challenging and rewarding assignments supporting our largest client. This position will be an integral part of a team supporting a massive data collection and analytics effort.

Location: Suitland, MD - Easily Accessible by car or Metro, free parking

Teleworking: Potential Teleworking opportunities





System Development

  • Develop scripts to move the data from Unix/Linux file system to Hadoop File System
  • Develop modifications to computational application software provided by researchers to read data.
  • Unit Testing
  • Functionally unit-test developed computational application software to verify that the code performs as defined in program specifications and/or change requests.
  • Release computational application software to the appropriate platform for testing by other groups.
  • Provide support to employees in system testing, validation testing and performance testing when required

System Administration

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot
  • Help setup and maintain software tools
  • Set up and maintain user accounts in the high computing environments
  • Implement security controls in accordance with defined control requirements and remediate identified vulnerability and compliance findings.
  • Implement and maintain third-party software products needed to support systems and applications, including development toolkits.
  • Train and assist users to develop and troubleshoot their code


  • Hadoop/HortonWorks
  • Experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting HDFS, HDP, Apache Spark, MapReduce, Sparkly R, HBase, Hive, Ambari, PIG, NiFi, Ranger, Knox
  • Subversion or GIT


  • 7-10+ years of total experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a Hadoop/Hortonworks Administrator
  • Experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting HDFS, HDP, Apache Spark, MapReduce, Sparkly R, HBase, Hive, Ambari, PIG, NiFi, Ranger, Knox
  • Bachelor's Degree in CS, IST or a related field of study
  • Ability to pass a US Government Background investigation (national agency check, Secret or TS not required).


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • SAS
  • Python
  • R


Why Join Gunnison?

  • Gunnison takes on ambitious projects.  We target fun, challenging work that requires creative thinking and innovation.  Quality is our top priority.
  • Gunnison's employee benefits meet or exceed what other companies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area offer.
  • Gunnison is a family-oriented business. As a small firm, there is a great sense of camaraderie and employees are treated like family. This is an atmosphere we fully intend to maintain, even as we continue to grow.
  • Gunnison's revenues have grown steadily since the firm's founding in 1994. Our growth rate over the past decade is 19% per year.
  • Our employee resources, financial resources, and client base are all expanding. Just as important, we have solid partnerships with several other firms, providing specialized niche expertise to fulfill unique customer needs. The vast majority of our work is from repeat customers.

Employee Benefits Gunnison's employee benefits meet or beat other companies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We invite comparison.  Click here for details

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Must be eligible for employment in the United States

We are unable to sponsor candidates at this time

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