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Kafka Specialist - Fully Remote - Anywhere in Europe

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 16 days ago

  • Sector: Java & Dev Ops
  • Contact: James Dryden
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 17 December 2021
  • Job Ref: JN -112021-465727

I am looking for a lead/senior technical architecture hands-on Kafka specialist with proven experience on large programmes with excellent English and client communication skills.

This is open to both permanent and contract candidates - with an initial 6 month contract and FULLY REMOTE WORKING.

PLEASE NOTE YOU WOULD NEED TO HAVE A VALID WORK VISA AND BE BASED WITHIN EUROPE TO APPLY.

My client is currently starting a greenfield innovation programme of work for one of the world's largest banking institutions. The team will be focused upon delivering mission-critical solutions for this tier-one financial institution, they are now are looking to add to their existing team with the expertise of an experienced Kafka Engineer.


ABOUT YOU:

  • Are you a passionate Kafka expert who has experience in providing services to financial institutions?
  • Do you have the deep technical know-how and hands-on experience implementing various practices and tools and patterns of technology aligned to advanced payments and or transactional systems?
  • Are you interested in promoting the best of breed open-source tooling, patterns of technology and to work one of the world's largest banking brands?


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE:

As a Kafka Engineer, you will work with and lead from the front on behalf of the client's brand. You will be part of a large team that will interact daily with other developer teams, architects, and engineering teams along with other project staff that oversee the quality of work and aid the project to reach key milestones.

You will combine all your understanding of both development & engineering, coding, and consulting style to enable a positive impact on the project from day one.


OBJECTIVES:

Assist in and participate in Agile sprint cycles and work towards using Kafka, by approaching the challenge with a problem-solving attitude and collaborative team spirit identifying technical debt/problems, potential improvements manage expectations and delivering outcomes sought by our leadership team.

Proficiency within:

  • Kafka (preferably with certification)
  • Kafka Architecture and Deployment Patterns
  • Java
Strong experience in:

  • Kubernetes
  • Confluent Stack
  • Kafka core concepts
  • Schema management
  • Streaming applications
Preferred experience in:

  • Micro-services
  • Service Mesh (istio, Kong)
  • CI/CD
  • Test Automation
  • Functional Programming
  • Scala
  • Data Governance
  • Data Mesh
  • Financial Services experience



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