Kafka Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Annapolis Junction
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/11/2024 1:59 PM)
# of Openings
Cloud Development

Job Title

Kafka Engineer


EverWatch is a government solutions company providing advanced defense, intelligence, and deployed support to our country’s most critical missions.  We are a full-service government solutions company. Harnessing the most advanced technology and solutions, we strengthen defenses and control environments to preserve continuity and ensure mission success.


EverWatch is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, citizenship or immigration status, and veteran status or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

EverWatch employees are focused on tackling the most difficult challenges of the US Government. We offer the best salaries and benefits packages in our industry - to identify and retain the top talent in support of our critical mission objectives. 


Manages, administers, supports and enhances cloud environments, ensuring continuous improvement and rapid problem resolution. Applies advanced consulting skills and extensive technical expertise and full industry knowledge. Develops innovative solutions to complex problems. Mentors and may supervise team members and works without considerable direction.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with Kafka or Confluent or Kubernetes operators
  • Experience creating data partitioning strategies and monitoring topics for performance
  • Experience deploying and upgrading Kafka clusters in high availability containerized environments
  • Experience utilizing observability platforms, including Elastic and Datadog to configure monitoring for data pipelines to ensure high availability and throughput, low latency, and alerting
  • Knowledge of stream processing pipelines and analytics
  • Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor's degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Apache NiFi, multi-cluster or containerized environment experience
  • Experience with scripting in Bash or Python
  • Experience deploying and maintaining applications, appliances or machines aligned to DoD or Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG) and Security Requirements Guides (SRG)
  • Experience writing playbooks and scripts for automation tools including Terraform, Ansible or Puppet for Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Configuration as Code (CaC)
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity concepts, including threats, vulnerabilities, security operations, encryption, boundary defense, auditing, authentication and supply chain risk management
  • DoD8570 IAT II Compliance Certification, such as Security+, CCNA Security, GSEC

Clearance Level


Job Locations

US-MD-Annapolis Junction


Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, Kafka


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