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Cloud Streaming Engineer / Kafka

Nashville, TN
Classification: Contract/Possibility to convert to full time
Contract Length: 6-Months
Job ID: 
Location: 1 Park Plaza, Nashville, TN 37203 (Hybrid on-site 2 days a week) or 100% Remote

At CereCore, our heart for healthcare is interconnected with our knowledge of technical solutions, creating a vital link that ultimately drives the delivery of high-quality care. 

CereCore is seeking a Cloud Streaming Engineer/Kafka to join our team in Nashville, TN or 100% Remotely. This individual will work at one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.


The Cloud Streaming Engineer will work directly to advance the data platform and data engineering vision of Accelerated Technologies. The role is a key hands-on keyboards contributor to all HCA Intelligence Net data deliverables, will drive platform modernization to the cloud, and will engineer platforms for automation, repeatability, and immediate and future needs of the business. Responsible for support, growing, and evolving Data Platforms and Services that enable critical healthcare applications for on-prem and GCP cloud environments

This team is responsible for building data platforms across the enterprise that our developers can use. This team is focused on building and enabling that Kafka streaming service for the enterprise on GCP. The main experience candidates need to have is in Kafka. GCP experience is kind of a subset of that but not necessarily a requirement, but it’s a secondary set of experience. We can deploy Kafka in AWS or Azure as well and probably in 5 years of less we will have that Kafka service deployed all over the place. While GCP is the start, it is not necessarily the end point. Looking for someone who has deep experience in Kafka not only utilizing it but also understand how to build and manage it. Ideal would be someone who has experience with a vendor of Kafka called Confluent. GCP or equivalent cloud is second requirement.


Experience in building, deploying, and managing Kafka Cloud services in GCP using Confluent Platform or other IaaS Solutions (or equivalent Cloud AWS, Azure)
Experience with Confluent's Kafka Products and Platforms
Experience with the Kafka Ecosystem of Tools: Rest Proxy, Schema Registry, Kafka Connect, KSQL.
Experience with Agile methodologies and scrum development
Experience with Github Development or other Version Control System
Experiencing working in a Product focused mindset
Understanding of Data Mesh principals
Understanding of SRE Principals and how to apply
Experience with devops tool chain: CI/CD, IAC (Infrastructure as Code), Monitoring, Package Management, Version Control
Experience with restful APIs
Experience with Hashicorp Terraform to build and deploy in Cloud environments
Experience with support large software systems or platforms providing service, products, and value to its users
Hands-on experience in troubleshooting problems for mission-critical applications and services
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse and distributed product teams in an agile environment
Experience supporting critical applications in the Cloud, preferably in GCP
Proficient in one or more programming and/or scripting languages: java, scala, python, bash, C#

Design and build Kafka Streaming Platforms and solutions to support the Enterprise
Drive Kafka Product evolution and strategy to enable the Enterprise
Involved in all aspects of design, automating, and deploying software products into GCP Cloud using tools like Terraform and Ansible
Using the DevOps toolchain to build automation across Cloud environments
Supporting all Platforms and Services operationally for the Enterprise
Work with cross-functional teams to identify the areas of opportunity to use Kafka and its tools for software solutions
Bringing SRE mindset to drive operational excellence
Drive monitoring and alerting requirements/implementation using SRE principals across Kafka products
Collaborate with and mentor members of the team and other coworkers
Be agile and embrace change

CereCore was formed in 2001 as a shared service business within a large hospital operator.  We focus solely on helping healthcare organizations align business and IT strategies to improve processes and patient care. 
Awards and Recognition

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We believe excellence in healthcare starts with a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and each other.  We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion across all areas of our organization.  We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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