Databricks Administrator

Job Title
Databricks Administrator
Job ID
Work Hybrid
Arlington,  VA
Other Location
Alexandria, VA

Databricks Administrator

Must hold an active Secret Clearance, a higher clearance or the ability to obtain one would be desirable.
Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia – Hybrid Work

@Orchard is working with a fast-growing Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOSB) focused on delivering a range of solutions to the US Government in the areas of Data Analytics, Change Management, and Audit Readiness. Our client has a need for an experienced Databricks Administrator. Our client offers tremendous growth opportunities and will be able to allow team members to build their careers by moving across different engagements and developing their skills both technically and as client-facing leaders.
  • Are you able to develop solutions for high-volume, low-latency applications?
  • Do you have a thorough understanding of distributed computing and SQL, Spark, and ETL environments?
  • Are you inherently curious, and a problem solver, excited to deliver creative and innovative solutions to complex data-related challenges?
Our client is supporting the DOD under the Under-Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment, Acquisition Data and Analytics Division as they utilize ADVANA, the primary DOD tool for data analytics to make data discoverable, understandable, and usable for advanced analytics.

As a Databricks Administrator, you will be expected to.
  • Support the administration and daily operations of our Databricks platform.
  • Work closely with delivery teams to understand their customers’ questions and needs, and then help ensure solutions are designed and developed to meet clients’ functional and technical requirements.
  • Provide a full-code centralized workspace for users to explore data and build analytical projects, tools, and models.
Your background will include the following attributes and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Active Secret clearance.
  • Minimum 2+ years of hands-on administration experience, from setting up the Databricks environment to successfully administering it (AWS preferred).
  • Experience as the Databricks account owner, managing workspaces, AWS accounts, audit logs, and high-level usage monitoring.
  • Experience as Databricks workspace admin, managing workspace users and groups including single sign-on, provisioning, access control, and workspace storage.
  • Experience managing S3 access across a large user base.
  • Experience managing cluster and job configuration options.
  • Experience with Databricks security and privacy setup.
  • Experience troubleshooting end-user and platform-level issues.
  • Experience delivering client presentations and demos.
  • Experience optimizing usage for performance and cost preferred.
  • Ability to multitask and reprioritize tasking on the fly according to the needs of a growing platform and its stakeholders.
  • Strong coding skills in SQL and Python (PySpark) with experience optimizing code.
 Additional preferred capabilities include.
  • Experience with Qlik dashboarding and development functions.
  • Experience with facilitating BI tool training.
  • Experience in using DoD Data Management to manipulate and integrate databases with SQL, SAS, or other languages.
  • Knowledge of Big Data systems, including Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, or Cloudera.
  • Able to discern stakeholder needs, effectively communicate development plans, and track progress milestones.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills to assess numbers, trends, and data to reach new conclusions based on findings.
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including statistical analysis, process design, and data management.
If you are excited by the prospect of supporting a critical mission through the delivery of vital information gleaned from a wide array of data sources, while working for a fast-growing firm offering great opportunities to progress and excellent benefits, this is an opportunity to explore.

Established in 2010, @Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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