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General Dynamics Information Technology Kafka Engineer in Westwood, Massachusetts

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Public Trust/Other Required: NACI (T1)

Job Family: Software Development

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. GDIT is seeking a Kafka engineer to deploy Confluent architecture to a large Federal Financial Security organization.

The role requires 5-7 years of software/system development. The position duties include:

  • Execute approach suited for data movement to/from different sources using Apache/Confluent Kafka based on Lead Developer architectural design

  • Conduct identification, isolation, resolution, and communication of problems within the production environment.

  • Provide hands on experience working on Kafka connect using schema registry in a very high-volume environment.

  • Develop and Deploy Kafka broker

  • Develop and deploy Converters (Avro/JSON) and Kafka connectors.

  • Provide expertise and hands on experience on custom connectors using the Kafka core concepts and API.

  • Create topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts and has good knowledge of best practices.

  • Ability to perform data related benchmarking, performance analysis and tuning

  • Engineering and deploying Kafka (using Confluent architecture) for data streams, securing configuration, network and AD integration.

  • Sound knowledge with authorization and authentication approaches using RBAC, mTLS

  • Proficient in replication services across multiple data centers.

  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures. Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new technology, strategies and procedures.

  • A detailed understanding of all phases of the software lifecycle, large-scale web applications, and Internet theory and practice.


  • Experience with Hadoop, MapR, Spark, ElasticSearch, Kibana or like services.

  • Experience with Splunk

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Visio


  • Full-flex work week

  • 401K with company match

  • Customizable health benefits packages

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Rewards program for high-performing employees


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COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.