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As a Technology team member, you?re empowered to make an impact, employ your entrepreneurial spirit and build a career customized by you because at Rocket, you can. We are creating digital products that solve life?s most complex moments. You?ll get the chance to shape the future of tech, have your voice heard, get ahead in your career and develop your skills. With a tech career here, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent, plus a minimum of 3 years of related work experience
  • Understanding of Confluent Kafka design and architecture
  • Experience with other integration platforms (such as Message Queues, ESB?s, and API Gateways) is a plus
  • Ability to debug problems and quickly resolve issues
  • Comfort working independently as well as with a team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Drive and determination to learn, take on new challenges and become a better engineer
Job SummaryAs an Application Engineer, you will play a leading role in the configuration, performance, standards, and design of our Confluent Kafka Enterprise Service Bus. You will also ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of Kafka as well as apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues. This is an opportunity to work closely with developers, project managers, product owners, systems engineers, and architects.

  • Administrative ownership of the Confluent Kafka vendor portal, including managing and approving non-admin user access
  • Management of the Cloud platform
  • Create and maintain clusters at the enterprise level
  • Lead prod and non-prod environments
  • Manage the Transit Gateway
  • Track monthly usage-based billing for anomalies
  • Monitor system health proactively
  • Act as a liaison with Confluent Kafka support
  • Work with the vendor on support issues and feature requests
  • Proactively stay up to date on vendor changes and offerings
  • Fill the role of Kafka Subject Matter Expert
  • Acts as a consultant for internal teams with respect to best practices for using Kafka
  • Help with topic creation and management
  • Own and manage the Kafka Schema Registry
  • Guide new teams with first-time access and Kafka usage
  • Educate teams on Kafka capabilities such as KSqlDb
  • Help set up Kafka connectors to internal systems (on-prem and cloud)
  • Assist teams with adopting new features
  • Help to create and maintain reusable client libraries for internal teams to access Kafka, supporting multiple languages such as C# and Node.js
  • Support and maintain Terraform modules for Kafka topic creation
Who We AreRocket Companiesis a Detroit-based company made up of businesses that provide simple, fast and trusted digital solutions for complex transactions. The name comes from our flagship business, now known as Rocket Mortgage?, which was founded in 1985. Today, we're a publicly traded company involved in many different industries, including mortgages, fintech, real estate, automotive and more. We're insistently different in how we look at the world and committed to an inclusive workplace where every voice is heard. And we're passionate about the work we do, and it shows. We've been ranked #5 on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 202 1, as well as ranking #1 for Fortune's Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2021.#LI-Hybrid

DisclaimerThis is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.?

Colorado Candidates Only. Pursuant to the disclosure requirements of C.R.S. ? 8-5-101, et seq., the minimum salary for this position for candidates in Colorado is approximately fifty-three thousand dollars. The position may also be eligible for an annual bonus and other employment-related benefits. The information regarding compensation and other benefits included in this paragraph is only an estimate and is subject to revision from time to time as the Company, in its sole and exclusive discretion, deems appropriate. The Company may determine during its review of the proposed minimum compensation and benefits provided for this position, that the compensation and benefits for such position should be reduced. In no event will the Company reduce the compensation for the position to a level below the applicable jurisdictional minimum wage rate for the position. The Company is a proud equal opportunity employer and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members.

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