Splunk Architect II

US-TX-Arlington
Requisition ID
2017-29968
Employee Type
Full Time-Regular
Category
Information Technology

Overview

The Splunk Architect/Engineer II, under the direction from the Infrastructure Operations Manager, will focus on advanced Splunk architecture, administration, and development efforts, with a goal toward enhancing/ building out the Splunk infrastructure as it relates to application/machine logs, troubleshooting, reporting, custom queries, dashboards, and security roles administration, all within a highly critical PII data environment. Additionally, the successful engineer will focus on continual process improvement, continually pushing the technology, and thinking outside the box to maximize value to the application teams, and business.

Responsibilities

JOB DUTIES

  • Architect, design, support, maintain, and expand Splunk infrastructure in a highly resilient configuration
  • Standardized Splunk agent deployment, configuration and maintenance across a variety of UNIX and Windows platforms
  • Troubleshoot Splunk server and agent problems and issues
  • Assist internal users of Splunk in designing and maintaining production-quality dashboards
  • Mentor and train Splunk users and administrators
  • Develop and mentor other organizations on their use of Splunk
  • Participate as an escalation point for 24x7 operations support for Splunk
  • Monitor the agent and server infrastructure for capacity planning and optimization
  • Design core Systems performance and troubleshooting logs
  • Support Splunk on Unix, Linux and Windows-based platforms
  • Proven track record of automating processes and procedures
  • Perform data mining and analysis, utilizing various queries and reporting methods
  • Working ticketing system incident and change management queue as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

Reports to: Infrastructure Operations Manager

Direct Reports: None                       

Qualifications

Knowledge

  • Understanding of Network Firewalls, Load-balancers, and complex network designs
  • Understanding of System Log Files and other structured and non-structured data
  • Understanding of Business Intelligence opportunities from traditionally IT sources
  • Prior experience in the Financial Services industry is a plus
  • Basic understanding of AIX, Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with C/C++ coding and design is a plus
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication is a must
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, enterprise environment
  • Certificate services and how to configure SSL in either IIS or Apache.

Skills

  • Capacity to take initiative; desire to become a self-starter.
  • Willingness to find problems and come up with creative solutions.
  • Willingness to further advance and hone skills in area of expertise.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to balance priorities in order to meet multiple requirements and deadlines while ensuring priority objectives receive proper emphasis.    
  • Able to think and react positively and professionally even in stressful situations.

Experience      

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience using Splunk in a 24x7 environment preferred.
  • Broad industry knowledge of application monitoring and event management preferred.
  • In depth understanding of Splunk license management preferred.
  • Ability to program in Python, Perl, Shell and C++ is desirable
  • Computer Science degree or related experience a plus.

 

WORK CONDITION:

Normal office environment; possibility of occasional evening and weekend work.     

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