Penske Data Platform Developer in Reading, Pennsylvania


Position Summary

Data Platform Developer will work on all aspects of Gemfire / in-memory data grid and will part of the Big Data platform team. This will involve design, development, implementation, administration, performance, management, and support for in memory solutions. Knowledge of core Java applications is necessary. Complete understating of Java internal architecture, memory usage, garbage collection, and process management is also necessary. Good knowledge of Linux and familiarity with open source configuration management, deployment tools, and Linux scripting is required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work on development and administration of data platform for Penske – specifically on NoSQL database environment on Cloud. Meet or exceed the internal customer expectations in terms of availability, reliability, performance, and support

  • Monitor and administer all platforms on supported technologies, which meet the customer needs.

  • Support technology selection, building, testing, deployment, support and documentation of the data platforms related to big data

  • Ensure that Penske data platforms are on the latest technology stack as per the business needs

  • Support development related to big data platform initiatives for the enterprise

  • Understand data security requirements

  • Other projects as assigned by the manager


  • Bachelor's degree required, Computer Science major preferred

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • JVM/JDK configuration/tuning experience.

  • Gemfire or in-memory solution experience is a huge plus

  • Background in relational databases like Oracle/Teradata is helpful

  • Experience with Java is required

  • Experience with Linux scripting is required (Perl and/or Korn shell/Bourne Shell/ Python)

  • Understanding of basic SQL commands necessary to perform administrative functions is needed

  • Complete understanding of backup/error recovery and disaster recovery of databases is needed

  • Broad understanding and experience of real-time analytics, NoSQL technologies (e.g. HBase, Cassandra, and MongoDB) is a huge plus

  • Knowledge of the following would be very beneficial:

-Pivotal Big Data Suite – Greenplum, Gemfire, Spring Cloud Data Flow ,and Rabbit MQ

-Environments: Amazon Web Services, Cloud Foundry and vCloud Air

-Big Data Technologies – Hadoop, Kafka, Zookeeper, HBase, Hive etc.

-Should be able to support Java application

  • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 260,000 vehicles, employs more than 29,000 people, and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 100 Gundy Drive Reading, PA

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Reading

Job: Information Technology

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Information Technology

Req ID: 1806357