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

Sr. Big Data Administrator

Gunnison is growing! Join our team! Gunnison is seeking a Big Data Administrator 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

Sr. Big Data Administrator


The data warehouse system provides a view of survey data over time, across surveys, and from different data capture and cost sources at one time; all of the data is in one place to view, analyze, and make more efficient and effective decisions.  It allows for the customization and storage of canned reports and for the export of report information.  The front-end runs through a browser and is programmed using tools from the SAS eBI suite as well as with base SAS programs other reports are produced in Tableau.  The back-end is a staging area that resides in Oracle database and a modified star-schema data warehouse built on it.  The programs used to extract, transform and load (ETL) data are written in PL/SQL, Java, and Linux shell scripts. 


  • They will work independently, have specific expertise in one or more relevant technologies, and will direct the design and/or lead small efforts to develop and implement big data solutions.
  • Help manage other Big Data Administrators
  • Is proficient in the following concepts and can train and supervise other Admins in these areas:
  • Linux Server administration
  • Use the following tools to maintain the data lake HBase, Hive, Sqoop, Atlas, Ranger, Ambari, Kafka, Oozie, and NIFI
  • Using tools for automated builds: Ansible, Puppet, and Jenkins
  • Writes Scripts for administration: Bash, Perl, and Python
  • Monitoring the system
  • Setting up Automated alerts with Appdynamics, solar winds and splunk
  • Using Amazon Web Services and the tools in the platform
  • Setting up SAS and R to run in the cloud


  • Bachelor's Degree in CS, IST or a related field of study 
  • Requires 10+ years of general software development experience with 5+ years of development experience
  • Ability to pass a US Government Background investigation (national agency check, Secret or TS not required).

Sr. Big Data Administrator

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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