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Bank of the West Principal Kafka Engineer in San Ramon, California

Principal Kafka Engineer


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for the design, development, modification, testing, adaption, and/or implementation and post implementation support of short- and long-term software solutions to business and technology needs. Reviews system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions. Works independently in a fast paced environment on highly complex issues.

SeniorKafka Developer

We are in need of a Senior Kafka Developer in our Enterprise Integration

Services team that provides reusable, extensible and standardized integration

solutions across multiple lines of business.

In this important role you will:

  • Design

and develop scalable and

reliable real-time

stream processing solutions using Hortonworks Data Flow HDF product suite


  • Provide expertise

and hands on experience working with Kafka brokers and Kafka connectors

  • Create topics, setup

redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts and has good knowledge of

best practices.

  • Work directly with

BOTW business partners to translate complex functional and technical

requirements for streaming data ingestion solutions into detailed design &

implementation plans

  • Work closely with EA

and cross-functional technical resources to devise and recommend solutions

based on the understood requirements

  • Work closely with

Platform Engineering team to analyze complex distributed production

deployments, and make recommendations to optimize performance

  • Provide

input for capacity planning and sizing of streaming environment (Kafka/Nifi)

  • Implement

application development lifecycle management using BOTW’s and industry standard


  • Write and produce

technical documentation, knowledgebase articles

  • Work with Production

Support to assist with troubleshooting service stability, message topic or

delivery issues, perform data related benchmarking, performance analysis and


  • Perform design &

code reviews


Qualifications / Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 4 years of

experience in development and support of stream processing solutions in

Hadoop technologies

  • Minimum 10 years of

software industry and integration solutions development experience.

  • Expert level

knowledge of Kafka and related technologies (Hive, Hadoop, Spark, Storm,

Nifi, Zookeeper, Ambary, Ranger)

  • Strong Knowledge of

SOAP, REST, JMS architecture Concepts and PUB/SUB Pattern

  • Strong knowledge of web services security

  • Solid knowledge of Java

SE, Java EE, XML, XML Schema, XSD, XSLT/XPath and JSON technologies

  • Experience with CA

API Gateway and/or IBM WebSphere MQ and/or Software

AG WebMethods Integration Server is preferred.

  • Experience in

building and deploying MicroServices on containers such as Docker, Kubernetes


  • Experience

documenting and communicating integration designs aligned to business


  • Experience designing

queries and working with standard

object/relational databases such as Oracle, MS SQL and NoSQL such as

Cassandra and Hive

  • Experience in DevOps tools like Jenkins

  • Experience with source code controlled environments like GIT

or SVN

  • Experience with Source control/Bug Tracking/Automated Build

tools Jira, Jenkins and SVN

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience in the financial services industry preferred

  • Strong sense of ownership and passion for developing simple

solutions for complex problems

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer

Science Engineering, or related field




Bachelor's Degree

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal

employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status

protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action

employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with

criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject

to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Technology

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 049217